Looking for a tasty snack? How about a batch of these Garlic Butter Pretzel Twists?
You guys know after last week that one of my favorite winter activities is curling, right? I enjoy skiing, but we don’t own all of the necessary equipment. And I enjoy a good snowball fight in the front yard, but it can get downright cold out there. My wife and I wandered into our local curling club a couple of years ago, and we were immediately hooked! Sure, it’s cold out there when you’re playing, but all of the activity keeps you
warm downright hot.
One of the most unique aspects of curling is the camaraderie among players. Sure, you’ve got the connection to the three other guys on your team. But curling tradition calls for you to hang out with the other team (usually for a drink) after the game. So you end up with 8 guys (or gals) around a table chatting about the game and how well the winning team played. What other sport does that? Teams in other sports retire to their respective locker rooms. Not so with curling. You congratulate the other team on a game well played, and then you join them for a drink…fortunately, the drink is in the warm room and not on the ice!
So I found myself sitting around the table a couple of weeks back chatting with a bunch of guys. Our games usually start at 6:20pm, so most of us just eat a light snack instead of a heavy dinner. 2 hours of active curling later, and you’ve got 8 very hungry guys. I decided to fix that problem, and I brought a batch of these Garlic Butter Pretzel Twists with me to the club. After our game, I popped those bad boys in the oven for a couple of minutes. These pretzel twists were gone in no time flat! (But I might have created a monster as I now have guys asking me before the game if there are any pretzel twists for later…)
Soft pretzels alone are pretty darned tasty, but I upped my game a bit and brushed these with garlic butter after baking. Woah. These Garlic Butter Pretzel Twists are perfect after a game of curling, but I dare say they’d also be delicious gametime snacks for some of these NCAA tournament games! Enjoy!
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