Monday, February 1, 2010

Small Reward

Todd sent me a link to Katy Bowser's blog. Its a fun read, she has a post on making pretzels, that is really interesting. Basically she writes that the Latin word for pretzel means "a small reward" they were made by monks as a small reward for children who learned their prayers. They represent a child praying, with arms crossed and palms on shoulders.
Pretzels can be eaten during lent because they do not have fats and eggs in them (Katy has the recipe on her site). I tried to explain all of this to Marin. Mainly the part about kids memorizing prayers.

She calls them prayer pretzels. After making a few she said, "These prayer pretzels can be for the little kids in Haiti." Some days she just breaks my heart.
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