Good morning folks! I’m in an awesome mood today. First off, it’s my birthday, I’m 33, and I’m loving every second of my life.
Secondly, I finally get to share this ridiculously good recipe for garlicky blue cheese tossed pretzel bites, that I created for Melt Magazine as part of their fourth Blogger Challenge. We were tasked to create a movie night at home snack that features blue cheese (I was a little worried at first, blue cheese can be a tough one to get people to try). Vote for me here!
It was brainstorm time.
Now, when I’m at home watching a movie, which is basically every friday night, I
want need a bowl of something that I can just keep tossing into my mouth. The obvious go-to was popcorn, but that was just too expected. Then it clicked. Something that the kids and I love are giant, soft, salty pretzels. Even better if they’re a bit buttery and garlicky.
You know what goes awesomely with bread, butter, and garlic? Salty and tangy blue cheese. You know what makes a giant, soft, salty pretzel even better? Making it bite size. I had it, my toss in a bowl, pop in your mouth, ultimate movie night at home snack: blue cheese tossed pretzel bites.
Note: if you’ve got little ones at home that just can’t do the blue cheese thing yet (like mine, outside of Anna), just set aside some bites for them before tossing with the cheese.
I’m going to ask you all for a favour now. The recipe is being voted on right now, and the one with the most votes at the end of the month gets featured in the next issue of Melt Magazine – obviously something that I would LOVE! Please, if you like the recipe, or just think I’m the bee’s knees and want to do me a favour, click here to vote for me.
One last thing…
I can’t finish off this post without mentioning the four other great bloggers in the challenge. Lillian at Beyond Umami made some delicious looking Raspberry Balsamic Castello®Blue Cheese Hand Pies. Laureen at Art and the Kitchen made Steak and Castello® Blue Cheese Bites that sound right in my wheelhouse. Asima from Haute Sucre created some stunning Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters, and Carole over at The Yum Yum Factor made some Castello® Blue Seoul Nuggets, that I now realize were missing from my life. You can check out all of these awesome recipes here.