Monday, January 21, 2008
pretzels and soup
Today was a lovely day. It was so sunny and pretty. It is freezing cold, but beautiful. I don't mind the cold as long as the sun is out. I didn't have to work today because of the holiday, so I spent the day studying and doing laundry. I also made pretzels from my friend in North Dakota's recipe on her blog. They turned out wonderful. I use a toaster oven for my baking, since our oven emits fumes that makes us feel like we are going to faint. No matter how much we have cleaned it, it always does it the second it is turned on.
The toaster oven is fine and since i had to bake in small batches I was able to do different things each time. Some just had flax seeds, some mozzrella cheese, and some with crushed garlic and cheese. The kitchen smelled so good with the fresh baked bread scent. I really enjoyed kneading the mixture, it was relaxing. The night before bunny came home from work with a free organic ham, so I made split pea soup in the slow cooker. Tonight's dinner was soup with cheese melted on top and pretzels on the side. I loved it!
So I am about to hit the hay, catch a few wonder years episodes in bed! I have a big day in class tomorrow.
Thank you Average Rai for your great recipe, and Bunny thanks you, too!