Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pants and Pretzels

Spenser is in need of new spring/summer clothes. What's new? She's the only girl and doesn't have any hand-me-downs, unless our little friend Kallie has some for her. Really, I don't mind. It gives me an excuse to sew. Not that I need an excuse, you know.

Yesterday I made her some capris and a matching appliqued shirt. It's a stick-figure girl. I draw them for her all the time because she likes them. I thought a simple stick-figure shirt would be perfect. She loves it.

And ever since we visited Aunt Lettie, I can't get enough of these spiced pretzels. She gave me a baggie of them and I ate the whole bag that night. The boys were sorely disappointed when they saw the bag in the trash the next morning. I tried her recipe yesterday and they were just as yummy as hers. (Minus the dill weed, which I didn't have.)

Spiced Pretzels

1 1/2 lbs. broken pretzels (bite size)
3/4 cup popcorn oil*
1 envelope powdered ranch dressing
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dill weed.

Preheat oven to 250 F. Spread pretzels on large baking sheet. Pour oil over pretzels. In small bowl mix dry ingredients. Sprinkle over pretzels and toss. Bake for 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and drain on brown grocery bag.

*Aunt Lettie uses canola or vegetable oil.


Karyn said...

Cute pants! I love the matching top too!! Those pretzels look yummy. I might just have to try those.

Alicia A. said...

yum! thanks!

capello said...

i love how she calls it "popcorn oil" -- i haven't seen oil called that in years.

and spenser looks so happy in her new clothes -- so cute!

Katie Jean said...

Cute outfit!

and those pretzels sound yummy. I'll have to try that recipe.

kirsten said...

spenser's outfit is cute - and i love that you made the shirt something that you do with her, you know?

laeroport said...

Cute Spencer! Of course, she needs a girly wardrobe that you have sewn her!

And I'm trying that recipe. I love that you drain on grocery bags. :)

angela said...

Love the pants. And that snack sounds really good! Must try it. My grandmother used to make a similar thing with oyster crackers instead of pretzels.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the littlr stick figure girl

Mirre said...

Very cute outfit!
And where's the photo of your new haircut ;)

amandajean said...

adorable outfit!

I need to try that pretzel recipe. thanks for posting it.

TinkerBlue said...

Love the stick girl on Spensers tee, and that you always draw them for her.

Gotta try that recipe, it's making me drool!