I just went online to Callie's Pretzel Factory and ordered some pretzels.
We went there on vacation and bought a bunch of stuff. Now I'm addicted.
They make an "Everything Pretzel" which has garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and salt. Very strong, flavorful, yummy and crunchy!
While there we also sampled some tasty buttermilk ranch pretzels (hard pretzels). Delicious. Brillo Man and I searched the "showroom" for the coveted pretzels. Aha! Found them! ...into our basket they went! I opened the bag when we got home and ate two of the tasty nuggets. Olivia had two as well. Then I went to bed because I had to work that night. After I got up and jumped in the shower, Olivia comes busting in the bathroom...
"MOM! Dad ruined the meatloaf! He put beans in it! I hate beans in my meatloaf!"
Brillo Man, who is usually a pretty good cook, put a can of baked beans on top of the meatloaf. No problem Olivia, we'll scrape the beans off. I dished up the meatloaf and started eating. Interesting...there were these gloppy, doughy, doughball things in the meatloaf. What in the world?!
Later, I'm packing my lunch for work....
"Randy, where are those ranch pretzels?"
"I put them in the meatloaf."
"WHAT?!" (that explains the doughball things....)
"Why in the world would you put them in the meatloaf?"
"I didn't think they would get eaten."
"I JUST OPENED THEM FOUR HOURS AGO!!" ugh.
Olivia started crying..."I really, wanted those pretzels Mom...and Dad ruined the meatloaf..."
The next day....I get up from having slept after working all night. Something smells good. "Randy, what are you cooking?"
"I rescued the meatloaf."
"I rescued the meatloaf and made some (cream of doughball) soup."
The soup was actually really good and the the doughy-pretzel-doughball things tasted just like doughballs --perfect in the soup --not so good in the meatloaf.
...but I can't wait until the UPS driver shows up at my door with the pretzels! I immediately will be hiding them so they don't end up a mystery ingredient in some new-fangled dish!