Monday, March 7, 2011

Pretzel Bun Fail

by Meghann on March 7, 2011

I had this GREAT plan for dinner.

Homemade Pretzel Sausage Buns, Chicken Italian Sausages, Dogfish Head Midas Touch… it was going to be epic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Everything started great.

I prepped the pretzel dough.


Let it rise.


Cut it in quarters.


Formed two hot dog buns and two pretzels


And baked them.


Did you catch that?

I made the dough, made the shapes, and baked it.

There was just one crucial step missing – boil it! I forgot to boil the pretzels! Opps…

I knew they looked funny coming out of the oven, but I didn’t realize I missed a step until we sat down to eat. Obviously everything was still edible, it just didn’t have that pretzel feel I was going for. Oh well.


The ‘bun’ was still warm when I cut into it to make room for the italian chicken sausage.


it was a little doughy, but perfect for the job it intended to do. It didn’t taste like a pretzel, per se, but it did taste like a hot dog bun! ๐Ÿ™‚


On the side I made rutabaga fries (rutabaga cut in fry shape then baked at 420 for 20 minutes) with ketchup


And two mini pickles.



Can’t forget the Midas Touch!


Derek has a recent obsession with DogFish Beer, so I picked up a 4-pk of Midas Touch at Whole Foods today as a ‘Thank You’ gift for letting me toss half his stuff out. Love you babe!

I fueled up this afternoon with an apple and Naturally Nutty Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter.


This pint of Arctic Zero Ice Cream caught my attention at Whole Foods today.


Fat Free. Lactose Intolerant Friendly. Gluten Friendly. Only 150 Calories for the entire pint?


Yeah, I didn’t have high hopes for the taste either.


This was one of those novelty things where I wasn’t expecting it to actually taste good, but had to give it a try anyways.


My gut instinct was right – this was awful. It was icy, flavorless, and nothing like real ice cream. Yuck!

Luckily the Tag Along I pared with the bowl almost redeemed it.


The only good bites involved cookie, the rest would have been better off going in the trash.

But, now I know. And next time I see that 150 calorie for the entire pint ice cream in the grocer’s freezer, i’ll know to look the other way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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