Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ron Paul's Favorite Recipes

The Washington Wire reported Friday on one of the homier touches of Ron Paul's campaign: a recipe book long maintained and produced for his congressional district by his wife of 55 years, Carol. It's proven to be the most popular piece of literature on the campaign trail. Not surprising, really, as it contains some real substance, unlike the low-calorie fluff generally served up in campaign literature.

Today, The Wire followed up with Ron's favorite recipe from the cookbook, the one for chocolate chip cookies. Carol has been making these for Ron since their college days, so keep this handy, use it regularly, and perhaps you too can one day grow up to run for President.

An important warning: Mix judicious use of this recipe with 5-mile walks every morning and 10-mile bike rides every afternoon as Ron does, or you'll look more like Newt Gingrich than Ron Paul on the campaign trail.

Ron Paul's Favorite Recipe: Carol Paul version
Chocolate Chip Cookies

I received this recipe from my house mother in college and made these to send to Ron at his college. They are still his favorite. Now his daughters and granddaughters make them for him.

Cream: 1 cup Crisco; 1 cup granulated sugar; 1 cup brown sugar; 2 eggs; 1 tsp. vanilla (It is important to put the vanilla in now.)
Dissolve: 1 tsp. baking soda in 1 tbsp. hot water and mix alternately with:
2 1/4 cups flour; 1 tsp. salt; 1 cup chopped nuts; 1 large bag chocolate chips
Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Now you know this Tireless Agorist isn't all about the kitchen; there's bound to be an ulterior motive for this short but sweet blog post. I found it in the comments for the cookie article, posted by commenter Diogenes, who has apparently finally found what he's been looking for. I've taken the liberty of reworking it a bit.

Ron Paul’s Favorite Recipe: Federal Government version

Use natural ingredients:
- Follow the Constitution
- End the endless foreign wars
- End the endless War on Drugs
- Restore civil liberties
Trim the fat:
- Cut spending ($1 Trillion in the first year)
- Balance the budget (in one term)
- Restore sound money
- End crony capitalism

Yield: One Restored Nation
Serves: 307,000,000
Rating: Five Stars

That makes you wonder what the other candidates are cooking up, doesn't it?

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