Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pretzel Dogs and the Letter 'E'

Healthy?  Of course not.  Fun?  Absolutely!

My husband, the impulse shopper, bought an Auntie Anne's At-Home Baking Kit.  He wanted to make pretzels last night, but you had to use the entire mix at one time.  So he decided to make a few pretzels and we would figure out what to do with the leftover dough.  The instructions had pictures of other food items you could make with the dough, and Elliott was drawn to the pretzel dogs.  Now, I'm not particularly a hot dog person, but my boys are not picky eaters and eat just about everything we serve (and we generally serve the healthy things that most 2 and 4 year olds turn their nose up at), so tonight for dinner, he helped me make pretzel dogs.

He helped roll out the the dough and wrap the hotdogs.

 Here's his finished product!

We still had extra dough, so we decided to make a few more pretzels.  Elliott shaped out an 'E' for himself, and one for Emory, and sprinkled some of the salt on them.  Then Elliott finished off the dough with 2 pretzels for me and daddy, but I used the cinnamon sugar for mine and my husband's pretzels.

Elliott had fun making something unusual for supper, and he loved having his own special pretzel for a snack later.  However, if my husband buys another one of those kits, I think I'm going to urge them towards a homemade veggie pizza next time!

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