Monday, August 26, 2013

Homemade Pretzels

Made pretzels for the first time ever a couple months back. Not the prettiest, but boy were they yummy!! Here's the Food Network recipe I used: Food Network Alton Brown's Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe. They were pretty easy to make, but I have to say a little messy. The boiling water with 1/3 cup baking soda sure did leave a mess on my stove! But well worth it, because the girls and the hubby gobbled them right up! And FYI: they freeze great! Saved a few in the freezer and they STILL tasted great a couple months later!!

Homemade Pretzels with Homemade Velveeta Cheese Dip

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They make great after school snacks along with a side of MOMables' Homemade Velveeta (aka MOMveeta). Check out my post for more Yummy MOMveeta ideas!

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Not only are they great as snacks, they're great for lunch! Take this lunch for example. The girls had been tracked out for a week and it was lunch time. Many of my meals that week were received with mixed reviews, so I was half expecting them to turn their noses up to this one too. When they asked me what was for lunch and I told them to go look and  BOTH of their reactions were "OH cool!! I LOVE these" and proceeded to gobble it ALL up! YAY! I so needed that.

Soft Pretzels and Hotdogs on a stick in #EasyLunchboxes

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In this lunch:
  1. Applegate Hotdogs and Homemade Pretzels on a stick
  2. MOMveeta Cheese Dip
  3. Delmonte Canned Carrots
  4. Diced nectarine for Little Sis and Freeze Dried Asian Pear Crisps for Big Sis

And dinner, which was not served on the same day - haha!!

Soft Pretzel and Hot Dog On A Stick Dinner for kids

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This meal was a BIG hit with the girls. Not sure if it was the pretzel-hotdog combo or the fact that they were on a long stick (aka bamboo chopstick), but they sure did gobble it all up! :)

In this dinner:
  1. Homemade Pretzels and Applegate Hot Dogs on  a stick
  2. Lightly steamed broccoli
  3. Delmonte canned carrots
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Brandi said...

Oh I love these pretzels!! Then add in some cheese....oh my!!! :) What a great recipe, thank you for sharing!!

happyvballgirl said...

Awww, thanks, Brandi!! I have to say, the girls really enjoyed them!! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Jenn Christ said...

Yum! We love homemade soft pretzels! I like the idea of skewering them with hot dog!

Best Cookware said...

i just love homemade pretzels! love them!
Kyoko @ pressure cookers

Adrianne said...

Oh I love these pretzels!! Then add in some cheese....oh my!!! :) What a great recipe, thank you for sharing!!

Christine Yoon-Taylor said...

Thanks so much, Adrianne! Forgot all about these... i think i'll make some soon! Thanks for the reminder! :)