Selah is studying Tolstoy right now. She and I read through his short folktale "Three Rolls and a Pretzel" yesterday, so we decided to invite a few friends over and make homemade pretzels.
I casually overheard a great third culture kid conversation (those of you unfamiliar with that term, it is a term used to define a child who is living in a culture different from their parents. They can't completely identify with their parent's culture (the US), but also aren't completely blended into their home culture (China), therefore creating a 3rd culture). Anyway, here's how the conversation went:
L: I've never had pretzels like this. When we visited America last year, we never had these kind.
A: Ya, me neither. (thinking hard for a minute) But I have had nachos.
L: (also taking a second to think) Ya, I've had nachos too.
I laughed so hard to myself hearing them relate these pretzels to nachos. So random and yet so fitting for their lifestyles.
These really were great pretzels. They taste pretty close to the ones you get in the mall to appease a crying child while you shop. Here's the recipe:
***If you have a bread maker, just throw everything in and turn it on.
It's a great recipe for little hands too. And for mom's who get to take bites of each child's pretzel and then tell herself that she didn't eat any.