You know what’s coming this weekend… That’s right – it’s Super Bowl time! Now I must admit that I’ve never actually been much of a football fan, but I’ve always been a food fan and game food is some pretty great food. I don’t have anything against the actual game, but being the youngest of three girls meant that football wasn’t really a priority in my house (although my Dad’s always been a fan), and to be honest, I don’t really understand what’s going on when I watch the game.
This year our nephew is really into football, so my whole family has gotten on board in cheering for the teams like he likes. Having watched a ton of games when we were home over the holidays I started to understand more about the game and found myself more and more interested. So for once, I’m actually looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday in a way I haven’t before.
But let’s be real. My excitement is pretty much always for the food. Every day this week I’m going to post foods that would be great for a Super Bowl party, starting with these awesome pretzels. I used the recipe in Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s “The Joy of Vegan Baking”. It was really easy to follow and the finished product was super tasty. Crunchy on the outside and soft and bread-y inside. Here are the pretzels waiting for their bath in water and baking soda.
Speaking of water and baking soda, who knew mixing them together would end up looking like this?
After stirring them together I called Ryan in to see how cool the baking soda looked in the bowl, and he couldn’t resist seeing how a photo would turn out. I think it looks pretty amazing. It’s like a whole little galaxy in that bowl. The light reflecting off the water looks the glowing stars. Awesome. But I digress… back to the pretzels!
These would be great for any sports or non-sports watching party. They taste great, don’t require forks and knives, and are fun to dip (yellow mustard is my favorite dip for these). You can even make them ahead of time and freeze and reheat them just before eating. Don’t be intimidated to make these. They may look complicated, but they aren’t, and I think they’re actually fun to make. You can do whatever shape you like, and then impress your friends who will think you slaved over them!