On Friday night Lisa came over to help me make Soft Pretzels, Jalapeno Popper Thingies, and Oatmeal Cookies for tailgating the next day.
The rolling of the pretzels. I recently discovered the Annie's Eats blog, which has tons of great recipes and is of special interest because Annie is an Indy girl. She's actually a resident that Lisa's worked with some...and her cooking blog is right up there with PW.
The removal of the pretzels from the boiling pot was somewhat tricky. Good thing Dr. Lisa was there to surgically reconstruct those pretzels!
Ours weren't as great as Annie's, but I will be practicing on them again sometime until they're presentable enough to serve. The taste was great!
I also highly recommend the Jalapeno snacks. Step #1 - put on latex gloves - is very important, and I read that after it was too late. My hands were on fire that whole night and the next day from the pepper seeds no matter how many times I washed them. I didn't use jalapenos...but a hotter type of pepper. Taking out my contacts that night wasn't pleasant.
This was our first home game we could attend this year - Purdue vs. Ball State. We moved seats this year - here's my view of the field. There's one in every section, and he/she's always in front of me.
The good news is that the basketball players sit in our section, so I can stare at the back of Robbie Hummel's head and dream of basketball season. If only Chris Kramer hadn't graduated I would be staring at him...le sigh.
Glee's on! No time for proofing - please forgive!