Escaped Chicken

We had a chicken visit us from next door a few times recently.

20170130 - 2 chicken visitor

First Batch of Black Garlic

20170129 - 3 black garlic 20170129 - 2 black garlic

Cheese Sauce for Pretzels

I made a basic cheese sauce to eat fresh pretzels with. I got a starter recipe here. I made a half batch and added spices. It’s delicious. It was plenty for four small homemade pretzels.

20170109 - Cheese Sauce

    1 TBL butter
    1 TBL flour
    Spices to taste: granulated garlic, ground pepper, cayenne

    Combine these in a small sauce pan on medium-high heat, melt butter, and stir until butter starts to brown, and then add:
    1/2 cup of milk
    stir until combined, and then add:
    4 oz – shredded sharp cheddar

Angus, Most Interesting Cat

20170123-Angus handsome

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Randy came over to visit on New Year’s Eve and he brought soft pretzels to share. They were delicious so we asked for the recipe. He said he used Alton Brown’s Soft Pretzel Recipe. Today we made our second batch.

20170115 - Pretzel 2 oven 20170115 - Pretzel 3 done

It’s pretty easy, especially for two people working together it goes fast. So delicious. These will have to become a staple food in our house.