Sometimes there’s nothing like hot, cheesy asiago pretzels and a lazy night at home. Or to serve up warm for a holiday or game day party appetizer.
When I was in high school there was this awesome breakfast spot that we loved to grab a bite at for lunch. One of my favorites was a cheese log, a bagel stuffed with cheese. For a short amount of time there was one with a little asiago on top instead of in the middle and I instantly fell in love with asiago cheese. When our soft pretzels went crazy last year I decided I just had to make asiago pretzels, and boy were they awesome!
What is Asiago Cheese?
Asiago (/ɑːsiˈɑːɡoʊ/ or /ɑːˈsjɑːɡoʊ/; Italian: [aˈzjaːɡo]) is an Italian cow’s milk cheese that can assume different textures, according to its aging, from smooth for the fresh Asiago (Asiago Pressato) to a crumbly texture for the aged cheese (Asiago d’allevo).
Can You Freeze Pretzels?
Place on a cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour.
Once the pretzels are frozen, store in a freezer bag or container until you are ready to heat & eat.
To reheat your pretzels – Preheat oven to 350°.
Place pretzels on a baking sheet, and bake for about 4-6 minutes.
Why You Should Ditch Valentines Day
Before we get to that, and feel free to skip all of this if you aren’t interested, but Cade and I are coming out with the truth, we don’t like Valentine’s Day. In fact we hate it and want to tell you why you should ditch Valentine’s Day too.
Before I was married I felt like Valentine’s day was either a ton of pressure or singles awareness day and no matter which I was experiencing it was not a fun loving holiday. And then the rest of the year gets to go back to normal and no expectations for kindness or expressing love? That my friends, that is ridiculous. So when Cade and I started dating and the subject of the big love day came up we were both kind of relieved to discover that we both felt like we should spend all year expressing love to EVERYONE around us, especially our loved ones instead of just one day of pressure.
Will You Accept Our Challenge? We Dare You!
So here’s your challenge!! Will you accept it? For the next 30 days will you take a moment every day to express love to those around you? You can be a little more kind at the grocery store, turn off the tv and play a game with your kids, leave a kind note, etc. Nothing extravagant is needed, “moments are the molecules that make up eternity” as Neal A. Maxwell says.
So do we totally ditch Valentine’s Day? Of course not, because it’s another opportunity to express love.
Today was one of those days that I totally could have used cheesy carbs too. Or at least soft pretzels dipped in this killer cheese sauce. The kids were so busy playing, which was awesome, except that I was trying to get the house picked up and as soon as I finished upstairs I headed downstairs to attack the kitchen. Things were going pretty good, I was getting the dishes put away (I am pretty sure I do a gazillion loads of dishes a day) when I heard a loud bang.
I quickly discovered that the littles had pulled every blanket we own into their room where they were playing with ALLLLLL of their barbies and accessories in their “fort”. And there’s a lot of barbie junk, I promise you that. UUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHH. I know that one day I’ll be older and the quiet, clean house will make me sad and miss their little voices but for now, can’t I just have a clean house for one whole minute? The good news, they are wonderful to help clean up, the bad news, it took an extra hour to get it all put away. Oh the joys of motherhood.
Cheesy Asiago Pretzels
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 357 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 5811mg Carbohydrates: 56g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 12g