Monday, June 25, 2007
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!