Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun to Make and Eat!

This afternoon I ran out of ideas to entertain seemed he was hungry all day long.  We played with play-doh.  We played outside.  We played with cars.  We created some pictures with stamps and stickers.  We colored pictures of Mickey Mouse.  We watched TV.  He ate lots of snacks.  Since I didn't want him to eat anymore crackers or watch any more TV (we really try to limit TV watching in our house to less than two hours a day), I decided it would be fun to cook something together.  This would serve two purposes: food and entertainment.  Then, I remembered that I bought an Auntie Anne's pretzel kit on the clearance end cap at HEB a couple of months ago.  So, we made pretzels.

Luke liked mixing the yeast into the hot water.

He enjoyed kneading the dough.

He REALLY liked kneading the dough.

He liked kneading it so much, that he threw a bit of a tantrum when I had to put the dough up to rise for 30 minutes.  So, we got our play-doh out and he kneaded that while the real dough was rising.
Next, it was time to roll out the dough.

Then, we made our pretzel shape, dipped it in our baking soda solution, salted it and put it on the baking tray.

Daddy got home just in time to eat a hot one straight out of the oven.

Luke said the pretzels he made were yummy in his tummy.

right out of the oven.

The cinnamon sugar pretzels were Luke's favorite.

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