Thursday, May 30, 2013
Confessions of pretzel salad
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
― Coco Chanel
This sums up how I feel about this weeks pretzel salad disaster. I have always loved going
to a picnic and realizing someone has had the good sense to bring strawberry pretzel
salad. My mom never made it and despite what she now says, never used to like it. A few
months ago I had the realization that I no longer had to wait for pretzel salad to find
me, I could make my own! Off to pinterest I went, and that's where I found
it...RASPBERRY pretzel salad. The mecca of all pretzel salads. I HAD to have it.
Ingredients purchased, The Bachelorette on and I was ready to go. Step1, crush
pretzels, I did this while watching the men vie for des' attention. A magician and a suite
of Armor, really? Bringing your child? WHAT a ploy (although I do kind of like that guy)!
John wanted to know where I stood on a guy being shirtless for the entire night, would I
give him a rose? I think I'd give him a shirt. Ooops, I just flung crushed pretzels across the
living room. Maybe making this while watching the bachelorette wasn't my best idea
ever. So the Bachelorette went on and the pretzel base was made. The cream cheese,
sugar and cool whip middle was completed and pretty yummy if I do say so myself ( the
cook has to taste test, right?!?) Next the recipe told me to place it on the hot pretzel
crust. I had my doubts about this but I did as I was told. Mistake #1, always go with your
gut. Then I made the jello. The recipe told me to take my 9x13 out of the fridge and put
the boiling jello/raspberry mix onto my "now cooling" cream cheese mixture. Again I
thought," this doesn't seem like a good idea." The cream cheese bubbled up the jello
went under, over and around and I stood there staring at what was supposed to be my
blue ribbon dessert.Hoping to save it by some miracle I threw it in the fridge just in time
to see bachelor #20 beg Des to go into the fantasy suite with him for the 3rd
time...SECURITY. This all leads me to confession #1...while some of the jello set and I
had a disaster of a dessert on my hands, that did not stop me from single handedly
eating 3/4 of it myself, for breakfast and/or a midnight snack. It didn't turn out quite
right, but I worked with what I was dealt. I hope Des can do the same.
Aside from the above story, I actually do quite a bit of cooking. With that being said my
cutting board gets a lot of use. confession #2 It's with much shame that I actually
learned the proper way to "cut" an onion from a reality tv show. "well, that's not so bad"
you're thinking, assuming by reality tv I mean something like "Chopped" or "Top Chef".
No, I mean "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". I told you it was shameful. New
castmate Lydia was being shown how to make lasagna and told her mom she learned how
to chop an onion from her husband. There I am thinking," oh, so that's how it's supposed
to be done. THAT makes MUCH more sense!" Well I may chop an onion the wrong way but
at least I know how to make lasagna!!!! Or at least that's what I told myself : (