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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pretzel Soup

I met with study group for a few hours today to work on our combined project. We will all be so happy when this is over. Our brains hurt. I am so glad I rested yesterday!

I love this time of year, cold and crisp with the leaves falling, and bundling up just warm enough, but not having to spend 20 minutes layering.

Soup. It is definitely soup weather. I had Pretzel soup last week when I was feeling under the weather. I remember having this as a child, and looking back on it now, it may have been because my father was out of work and there wasn't a lot to eat in the house. I don't know if it is an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe or from the depression, but it definitely makes me feel warm and cozy. Here's the recipe:

Heat enough milk for each person to have 3/4 to 1 cup. Pour hot milk into bowls and float a pat of butter on top. Place a large bowl of THIN pretzels in the center of the table and everyone crumbles pretzels into their bowls.

The trick to this is eating all the pretzels while they still have some crunch left. Kids seem to love this, and you can always add more pretzels to the remaining soup, er, milk in the bowl. For a dessert soup, add some cocoa and sweetener before serving.

This is definitely a wonderful warmer upper!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love you, mama.
YOU make me feel warm and cozy.
xo, baby.