First, I’d just like to say that I think it’s funny that there is a national ANYTHING day. You name it, there is a national day for it. While I’m not opposed to celebrating the day zippers became patented (because I happen to appreciate zippers very much), I just find it interesting that there is a day to honor this occasion.
That being said, in case you didn’t know, today (Monday April 26) is National Pretzel Day. Now this is one celebration I can get into. You know I love me some homemade soft pretzels!!
Perfectly fitting for today, Jennifer at Adventures in McQuill-land is hosting Making Memories Monday. I happen to think that making homemade whole wheat soft pretzels is a very fun way to make memories with your kids! Mixing them up, letting them rise, punching them down and shaping them – and then of course eating them together (with butter slathered all over) – what a great way to make memories! Maybe you could shape them into alphabet letters, spell out your child’s name or create some fun animals. Get creative! (Remember these fun pretzel shapes?) Or you can of course just enjoy shaping them into regular ol’ pretzels!
One of my favorite ways to make memories with my kids is by having them in the kitchen with me! Be sure to see how others are making memories at Making Memories Monday. And…scroll through these posts to learn more about getting your kids into the kitchen with you! (Hey, if you do decide to make some fun pretzel memories today, can you email me your pictures?! I want to see what you came up with!)
So, what day should National Heavenly Homemaker’s Day be? (It would be a day to celebrate all of you!!! And there would be lots of chocolate.)
That celebrate the day calendar is nuts! I think I will stay home on Friday if it is no pants day. We will be making pretzels here, no excuse needed.
i have been wanting to make these for a while now, and today i have an excuse.. lol.
I think it is a great holiday! Well, maybe more of a great excuse to make pretzels holiday. We are going to celebrate tomorrow though. For 2 reasons. 1st, I’m trying a new recipe that is soaked (hope it comes out well), and 2nd, I’m out of salt and waiting for my shipment which should arrive tomorrow.
National doughnut day is coming up in June. That is actually a neat holiday and not just an excuse to make doughnuts (although the kids and I do make doughnuts on doughnut day). It celebrates the ladies of the Salvation Army that served doughnuts on the front lines to the infantry men during WW1. Makes for a great mini-unit in homeschooling too.
Now to find a new doughnut recipe…think there are any good soaked versions out there? Especially a raised one? Intrested in coming up with one? :)
I should have read this sooner. Maybe I can gather up my grandchildren and have a “day-or-two after National Pretzel Day” baking party. :)
Oh, how I wish I had known today was National Pretzel Day (before 5:50pm on Cub Scout night). We would certainly have tried to squeeze pretzel making into our already full day. You know how much we LOVE your pretzels! We made them in February:
and in March:
And… maybe we’ll celebrate May Day with pretzels… in flower shapes! since we missed National Pretzel Day today.
Oh, and National Doughnut Day… pure bliss… I can’t wait to doughnut making with the kids!
Thank you for sharing on Making Memories Monday. My kids have developed quite a fondness for our times in the kitchen… and I have many wonderful cooking time memories, such as the time (on a day I am not proud of at all) that I threatened to take my 8yo to school and he burst into tears saying… “Nooooo…. we wouldn’t have time to cook anymore!”
Condo Blues says
I completely missed this! Too bad because when I made soft pretzels for the first time, I couldn’t figure out how to twist them into a regular pretzel shape. I ended up folding them over on themselves and joked that they looked like Awareness Ribbons – for Pretzel Awareness.