Maybe you remember the Pinterest party from my Deployment Bucket List. You can click here to see the entire list. I created it to help distract myself from the deployment. The list has turned out to be a blessing. I've had a great month and we just celebrated our halfway mark. Yay! Yay! AND Yay again!
Today I made Valentine Pretzel Rods. One of the simplest and most kid friendly goodies I can think of. Decorated pretzels are my go-to treat for every occasion. I've included the recipe below.
Valentine Pretzel Rods
24 pretzel rods
1 package of milk chocolate chips
Melt chips in microwave for 25 second intervals stirring thoroughly after each time. Chips should melt after 1 minute and 15 seconds or 3 intervals. Stir chocolate before dipping pretzels. Cover pretzels and tap excess chocolate off against side of glass. Let set on parchment covered cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with decorating candies. Let chocolate/candy covered pretzels set for minimum of two hours.
Easy stuff! Think of all the places you can bring these treats. Bake sales, teacher's luncheons, potlucks, or housewarmings. A few dollars, a half hour, and minimal mess. You're on the way to super mom status.
The Pinterest party couldn't be more perfectly timed. My Get Real challenge is all about exiting my comfort zone. Hosting parties is definitely out of my comfort zone. I will meet you for coffee or lunch any day of the week. I will come to your house to chat over a glass of wine. But I cringe inside thinking about entertaining you in my home. I feel like I am the worst hostess. As a Christian, I default to hospitality is 'not one of my spiritual gifts'. Whatever the reason, hosting is not something I do with ease.
With my revelation, doesn't the party make for an interesting week?!?
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