Thursday, January 6, 2011
Happy New Year!
It was a great holiday season, with lots of wonderful meals, many of them prepared by our family and friends. For 8 glorious nights, Mama Zi did not have to stress about how to get dinner on the table, nor how to clean up afterward. Unfortunately, that also meant the Chef and I didn’t get a lot of kitchen time together. But on New Year’s Day, we found ourselves with a few open minutes and a dire need to get busy while awaiting the rest of the family. The Chef was getting antsy watching over his cousin's shoulder as he played his DS, and my mom-dar alerted me that mischief of some sort was about to ensue. I was thinking homemade pretzels would be a good solution, give the kids a chance to be creative and have a tasty snack, too. But there was no yeast in the house; can’t make unleavened pretzels. Unless of course they are pretzel cookies! The Chef’s grandmother saved the day by finding this recipe . We skipped the almond extract. The cousin put down his video game, another cousin took the picture, an aunt joined, us, too, and everyone munched on the cookies.