The last football game of the year (at least until preseason ). We were up early and actually able to get the car down the driveway without having to shovel the icy crap that came down last night.
Panera Bread was quiet and empty. Settled in with coffee and a blueberry bagel!
It was so nice to relax. We did our grocery shopping yesterday, so there was no hurry to get home. Once we did get home, there was much shoveling to do. Couldn’t use the snow blower on this stuff as it was too icy. I was dripping sweat. Now I don’t need to ride the trainer today! We normally push the snow off our back porch. We can’t do that anymore!
It’s actually falling back onto the porch LOL!
For the SuperBowl party, our duty was to make some homemade pretzels. We used Alton Brown’s recipe (which we have before), except make pretzel bites since there were more people eating them.
I had a quick lunch of a pork burger with laughing cow before setting to making the pretzels.
Pretzel are so easy! The ingredients are only flour, water, yeast, butter, salt and sugar. Mix and get the dough ready for proofing:
I turn the oven on for 1 minute, then turn it off. Then I put this bowl in the oven with the oven light on to keep the temp warm enough. After an hour, the dough has risen and it is ready for rolling and parboiling. Instead doing pretzels like normal, we did smaller pieces just to be different.
This water has baking soda in it, which helps give the pretzels their shiny, chewy crust.
They boil for 30 seconds, then are placed on parchment, brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with flavor. Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes. We did half with smoked sea salt and half with cinnamon sugar:
Taste test approved!
Afternoon snack time! Latte and some yummy blueberries.
I can’t even begin to express my joy at these winter berries this year! 😆
Off to the game party! Everybody brought something to share.
No one is leaving hungry tonight!
Loving some of the commercials so far!