Saturday

HOW COOL IS THAT?

Current obsession ... pretzel bagels. Not even mine. Horton's on the hill. Not sure what the one in town has. Either way, now it's in my head to get back to making homemade pretzels. Only this time with a twist. I'm thinking, pretzel bagel bites stuffed with roasted jalapeno and non-dairy smoked gouda. 

Delightful. 

In other news, we're at Barnes. Took me awhile to get out the door today. Now that we're here, I'm glad to be. I gathered a HUGE stack of autumn food and reno magazines. I love flipping through those, even though really, it's the same recipes and decor year in and year out. Still, I love it.  

In other, other news, here's the little table that Tim and I built together using bits and bobs from the shed. The top timber is cedar that naturally came mixed with pink and blonde and the base is pine, a blonde almost white wood. I stained the top and painted the base yellow. The best part is we made this together and didn't spend any new money. 

How cool is that? 

In other, other, other news, I'm using both the time before and after work much, much better than before. More on that another day, along with the finished chairs (spoilers, I painted them). And if I get to it tomorrow, homemade pretzel bagel bites stuffed with non-dairy gouda and jalapeno.

Yum. 

A puppy, a table and a pretzel bagel walk into a bar. Stop me if you heard this one.




78 comments:

  1. That handmade table is totally COOL! But, you had me at pretzel bagels. ;)
    For many years I wasn't really into yellow and then I started painting furniture and now I have done some neat things as well.
    Sweet pup!
    ~Mary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mary! Very cool. What kind of furniture do you like to paint? I recently got a big dresser for 25 smackers. Haven't sanded and painted it yet. Soon though.

      Delete
  2. Nice job on the table. It looks great!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice job on the table. My wife makes homemade pretzels all the time and they are better than anything else out there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's very cool, Alex. I bet they are out of this world!

      Delete
  4. That table is darling. I love that you built it together!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice table! I love a nice fresh pretzel bun, but I've never had a pretzel bagel . . . I'll have to go to Timmie's myself and scope out the situation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, the one in town, not sure if they have them. The first time I got them here, they didn't have salt on top and I loved that. Then I got them again and way too much salt, so I flicked those bits off. The third time I got them, the bottoms were soggy. The fourth time, I just gotta make my own batch. Hope yours has good ones.

      Delete
  6. Great job on the table. A pretzel bagel sounds yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like the table, but the picture of the pup is my favorite. 😊

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine too. Sadly, one of the two pups has now passed.

      Delete
  8. That table is brilliant. Happy creating - in the kitchen and elsewhere.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sue. Happy Spring to you! Or, almost.

      Delete
  9. I LOVE the table, but you can keep those jalapenos all to yourself :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. That table is awesome. Bonus that it was a project that you did together and double bonus that you used things you already had.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that we didn't spend any new money. Thanks.

      Delete
  11. Your table is wonderful, wow! Hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello,
    Love the table, it looks great. The pretzel bagel bites sound yummy. Love the cute puppy too.
    Take care, have a wonderful week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have a wonderful week as well and thanks for taking the time to stop in today.

      Delete
  13. my cousin and her hubby built a table like yours, except it seats 10 people. they have a huge family, 8 grandkids and 6 adults. I like the colors, love the purple on your deck rail. I did not know about smoked non dairy cheese. will check it out. can't wait to see the chairs and the finished shed. another blogger painted giant flowers on her shed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love that! Love building tables. This is a small one for outside. The one I built inside is six foot by four foot and under has two giant shelves that are a bit over four by four foot. What a game changer having all that underbelly for kitchen work tools.

      Flowers are fun, though we're not staying here. In our new home, I'm bound to paint flowers, pumpkins and all kinds of fun stuff. Life is too short not to embrace the fun of painting!

      Delete
  14. The table looks lovely! I like that pretzel bagel.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The table is totally after my own heart! What's Barnes?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a bookshoppe. We also used to hit Borders, though they closed so long ago now. Thank you about the table. It's quite fun to work on.

      Delete
  16. Your sense of humor prevails...

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cute table! Well done...
    Love a good bagel ! Cream cheese and apricot jam...
    hugs
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I grew up on and still eat lekvar both apricot and prune. Yum!!!! Thank you regarding the table.

      Delete
  18. That's a very nice looking table. You should be very proud of that accomplishment. The bagel sounds good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I love to build and paint. Hope you're having a yummy week.

      Delete
  19. I've never heard of a pretzel bagel, but it sounds great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Was pretty darn good. The first round was the best. The second too salty and the third time, both had soggy bottoms. The fourth time, I'll need to make my own.

      Delete
  20. I like the table! It's even better since you worked on it together.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nice job on the table! I'm betting the chairs look fabulous too.
    I worked in a hospital cafe for a while, and we had chicken salad sandwiches on pretzel buns - very popular and delish!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yum, pretzel buns! One of the chairs is stripped and waiting for tannin blocker and paint. Probably get to those tomorrow after work.

      Delete
  22. I've made bagels before but they weren't nearly as good as the ones from the store. lol I've never tried to make pretzels though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What kind did you make? I love that you gave it a go.

      Delete
  23. I'm really impressed with your table- you two are very handy. Why dairy free gouda?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Judee. Thanks. I'm a non-dairy baker and eater.

      Delete
  24. Very impressed with your table.
    For some reason I do not like pretzels. But they sound good.
    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Cathy. Are they too salty? Sometimes I find pretzels to be so overloaded with salt. I don't fancy that.

      Delete
  25. I LOVE the table! I need to figure out how to make good use of my time. I have made bagels, but what I buy is better than what I make.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love that you gave it a go at home. What kind of bagels did you make?

      Delete
  26. Love the table. It's awesome you made it together and it was free. Doesn't get any better than that. Homemade pretzels are the bomb!! Please share your recipe for the pretzel bagels when you make them. I'd love to give them a try. Enjoy your Sunday!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lori! I thought I'd bake some this past weekend only the time slipped right away. Shooting for next week. I'm also thinking of a rolled sorta pretzel stuffed bread, too.

      Delete
  27. I have never tried pretzel bagels before, they sound interesting. Great job on the table I like that you kept the top neutral and painted the base. I like flipping through magazines too, I like buying the cardmaking magazines there :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The top was pinkish with the raw untreated cedar. I love that stain I added. I've used it a few times now and boy, does it hold up to rain well. Very cool on the cardmaking magazines. That sounds so fun too!

      Delete
  28. The table is great. I can't wait to see the chairs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. One of the chairs is stripped and waiting for tannin blocker and paint. Hoping to get to part of that tomorrow after work.

      Delete
  29. Nice table! Pet the pup for me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Only one pup left. Heartsick about it. How are you feeling? Heartsick for you too.

      Delete
  30. I love the table. It is so cheerful, yet chic! And the purple railing. GORGEOUS! You really have an eye for color.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The railing at one time was yellow and then I changed it out last fall.

      Delete
  31. Nice table! I hear you on the time before and after work. When I worked full time I always felt like the time after work should be productive, no matter how tired I was.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jeanette! What did you like to get done with after work. I love it when dish is complete and the next day starts fresh.

      Delete
  32. I haven't had a good pretzel since driving through PA and getting one from a roadside stand in Lancaster.

    ReplyDelete
  33. You and Tim did a good job on the table ... well done.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  34. Not sure if my comment came through ... blogger is messing about!!!

    You and Tim did a great job on the table, well done.

    All the best Jan
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I found you in spam, which is happening to me a lot too.

      Delete
  35. I've never tried a pretzel bagel, but boy they sound yummy! And I'm just like you when it comes to fall cooking magazines. You're right, every year they're the same, so why do they always tempt me? Smile. Nice table too. Hope you're having a great week. hugs-Erika

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just get so happy when I see apple pies and things with autumn like that. So fun. So fun. Can't wait to hit Barnes again and look through more of them. Thanks for stopping in today. Huggs, back.

      Delete
  36. Nice job on the table and I like the look of that pretzel bagel. I used to live in Maryland and I miss having fresh ones!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Michelle. Fresh bagels out of the oven are delightful!

      Delete
  37. I would love to make homemade pretzels, never done them before. Yours sound delicious. I like your table and please finish the joke, lol! Have a great Friday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll have to do a post on making homemade pretzels. They are fun to pop into the air fryer or regular oven and eat fresh! Delightful.

      Delete