Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekend in Review

Cleaning of Studio? X
Quality time with long-neglected love interest? X
Pancakes on Sunday? X
Time spent on couch without a blessed thing to do except watch a Weeds DVD? X (thanks for the suggestion, Shona)
Actual cooking activities? X
Peaceful, deep sleeping? X

So it was a pretty successful post-art-show-heatstroke weekend. I actually feel ready to go to work today and get cranking on some projects. Of course, There are lots of things I didn't do this weekend--raking the leaves from my ever-lovin' magnolia tree. I love ya, baby, but seriously, that late spring leaf shedding thing you've got goin' on is really a pain in my ass.

Then last night, all alone, I have a strong craving for garlic bread. So I decided to make pretzels! I'm a devoted Posy reader, and she made pretzels with some bread dough gone strange, and ever since then I've been craving homemade pretzels.

Here is my cheaters way of making them:
Get some frozen bread dough from the grocery store bakery (at Publix it's $1.75 for enough to make a pizza) DON"T get the kind in a pop can. It's so preservative tasting!

So, i cut out strips and streeeetttcccchhedddd them out, and (sort of) shaped them like pretzels. I boiled 4 cups of water and 5 tsp of baking soda, for about 30 seconds on each side, then placed them on a greased cookie sheet. I finally got to use my Trader Joe's coarse sea salt, and sprinkled it on the boiled pretzels. (Why, oh WHY can't we have a Trader Joe's here! It's inhumane!)

In the oven at 375 until nicely brown. Coat LIGHTLY with butter or garlic, or cinnamon and sugar. I especially like the shredded mozarrella cheese.

Here's a pretty good recipe if you want to make your own dough.
I was extremely please with my store-bought dough.

Off to battle with all the graphics projects at work! Then I'm printing my poster tonight in Printmaking class!! Yay!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 8:59 AM

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It's TORTURE I tell-ya! Everyone talking about cooking + trips to TJ + the closest one to us is in St. Louis (or through the kind packages I get from my mom when I have a mean craving!)

I got to cross a MAJOR thing off my to-do list, to be posted tonight. Let's just say that I pretty much jumped around the house like a pogo stick yelling + scaring the dog.

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