As the song goes “Baby it’s cold outside…” Now granted not that I even ventured near the door to actually go outside but when it’s snowing sideways, the windows are all covered in ice and snow and not even a squirrel is out running around it HAS to be cold.
I wasn’t feeling too hot today thanks to my 2nd harpooning yesterday at the foot doctor’s so I worked from home. In the midst of updating stuff for work I threw some dough together for Buttery Soft Pretzels and chucked some tomatoes in the oven to make my Grown Up Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. I had a semi-stale loaf of some Asiago Sourdough I made last week which was perfect for me to make Asiago Croutons. I swear I could just eat these things as a meal by themselves!
Tonight I kept my dinner simple – I took one of the cooled Buttery Soft Pretzels, split it in half, toasted it and made a Ham, Egg & Gouda Sandwich. Seriously, WOW! These pretzels, while they aren’t your typical “soft” pretzel you get at a game or bar, are fantastic! They have an almost bread-like consistency. I just toasted it so it was slightly “toasty” and warm inside. The insides were so soft, almost velvety for bread.
Accompanying this amazing sandwich was a bowl of my favoritest soup (yes, in my world ‘favoritest’ is a real word – trust me, you’ll use it!) – my roasted tomato basil soup with those homemade Asiago Croutons.
I so wish you were here to try this. Well actually no, I don’t because that means I’d have to share and I really don’t wanna 🙂 I gave you the recipe for the soup – go make it. Trust me, you will LOOOOOOOVE it 🙂