Putzy Pretzels

Well, the funeral stuff starts tomorrow. They have the Patriot Guard coming in. From what I've seen and heard, this organization is amazing. They way the serve and respect our fallen and their families is just awesome.

I emailed G's wife yesterday, telling her that my thoughts and prayers are with her for these next few tough days. (Not that they all aren't going to be equally tough without him.) She replied that her family doesn't understand her attachment to the Army so it's been hard being back there with them. She feels so supported by her Army family and the Army community. I think that's wonderful that she's getting what she needs from them, and speaks volumes for our division.

As I was grocery shopping yesterday I was doing the dreaded "walk down every aisle because I didn't make a list". When I was walking down the baking goods aisle, I went to grab some chocolate chips and I saw the bags of toffee bits and I had a flashback.

A few months ago I made some loaded pretzels for Stryker. Pretzel rods cut in half, half dipped in caramel, and then rolled in a mixture of walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and toffee bits. They were the putzy goodies I was talking about here.

Anyway, he always shares his goodies, and G happened to get his hands on some of these pretzels. He loved them and asked Stryker if he would mind asking me to make him some. When Stryker asked me I was flattered, because there's nothing better than taking the time to make something for the guys and then have them love them. So I laughed and joked, "Of course he wants the putziest thing I've made so far!" Because really, isn't that the way it goes?

But I did make them, and I'm so glad I did. He was so excited when he got back and they were sitting on his cot.

I think when things start to settle down for his wife I will make some and send them to her.