Andy and I decided to make soft pretzels this afternoon. The boy is a trooper. I don’t think he was aware of how long it was going to take and all the waiting we would have to do. When all was said and out of the oven, Andy simply said “They taste like pretzels, but they look NOTHING like the pictures.” ::::sigh:::: But, they ARE tasty. Amazing the things that can be done with yeast, flour, salt and water.
The pollen has been crazy here lately. By 4 or 5 pm, I’m ready for a nap. And, usually I take one. And, then, I find myself wired at 11 pm and starting crazy stuff. I know. By now, you’d think I’d stop being surprised at myself, but it’s brand new everyday.
Last night, I cleaned out the fridge and freezer. We had a ton of frozen pancakes that were on the verge of extinction. While I was making yogurt and granola, I decided to try making bread pudding with the pancakes. And, then, because I was really hungry while I was doing all of this, I decided to make the bread pudding chocolate. Ummmm…this is the best thing I have done for the planet in a long time. Seriously. Delicious. I don’t really have a recipe for you. Just any old bread pudding recipe will work, substitute the pancakes for the bread and toss in some cocoa powder and extra vanilla.