Pretzels look like a big embrace. Yes, I know they're supposed historically to look like hands praying. But seriously, don't you think they could also be seen as hugging arms?
One fine morning about a week ago I was preparing to bake some bread in the kitchen before T and I met some friends at the park. T asked me for pretzels. There were none in the house. Between making the bread, grabbing a quick lunch, and then meeting our friends at the park I didn't have time to run to the store for a bag of pretzels.
Quickly the thought flashed through my head "He's supposed to be learning about friendship and loving our neighbor as ourselves, and we already have all we need out, so why not?"
He was thrilled!
He worked very diligently on his pretzels. I measured, he poured the ingredients in the bowl. Together we mixed. I divided the dough into pieces and showed him how to make snakes. Then I formed them into pretzel shapes.
Want to make your own pretzels? It's easy. If you can make pizza dough you can pretzel dough. Here's the recipe I used.