Just Be Happy

Sunday, July 1, 2012


This morning (I wrote this post on 06/27) I left the house at 5:30 to run. Did I even tell you I'm doing the couch to 5K program? I don't think I did... anyhow, I'm on week 4 and running 4:30 minutes at a time already, which is a huge accomplishment for me. I usually go running between 7:30-8 o'clock, but this week my mother-in-law - who usually comes over to watch the kids while I run, is on vacation, so as soon as the baby woke up, my husband and I got out of bed. He fed  the baby, I made coffee, made the bed, got dressed and left to run. 

Early? Well, I consider getting up at 5 o'clock early, but my sweet pea is still 7 months old and she's doing pretty good not eating from 7:30 pm until 5 am, so I can't complain, but I should add that my husband and I have been going to bed no later than 9:30 pm. LOL!

Every time I get home from running I feel amazingly happy and full of energy, maybe because I feel like I'm doing something good to my body, maybe because I have that half an hour all to myself and my thoughts, who knows... but I just know I'm in a good mood and ready for the day.

So when the little man woke up at 7, I asked him if he wanted to make pretzels and without thinking twice he said yes, jumped out of bed, got dressed and off to the kitchen!

He helped pour the flour...

 Mix the dough...

What about little sister? Well, I might not talk about it, but she is always present in all of our adventures, usually attached to me on the front pack, but today she was on her high chair watching her brother and I work. ;)

 He also brushed the pretzels with egg wash.

And here they are fresh out of the oven,  ta-dah! Aren't they beautiful?

On the plate, ready to be devoured. Yum!

The recipe I used was from my son's preschool teacher and is super easy, here you go, in case you want to make some pretzels, too:


- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
- 1 envelope yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups of flour (I used whole grain)
- 1 egg, beaten
- coarse Kosher salt

Add honey to water.
Sprinkle in the yeast.
Stir until dissolved. Add salt.
Blend in flour, 1 cup at a time.
Knead the dough until smooth.
Cut dough into pieces; roll into ropes.
Twist into pretzel shapes. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg.
Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until pretzels are golden brown.



  1. way to go on the run!! those pretzels look delish!


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