Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pretzel Project

Every Christmas, Melanie dips a lot of chocolates for us all to enjoy. This last Christmas she obviously wasn't able to do this. So, for her project today, she made her ever so yummy caramel, chocolate pretzels! We went shopping yesterday to gather all the ingredients.

It starts with making aunt Eva's delicious caramel. This involves quite a bit of stirring, so Melanie and I switched off to give each other a break.


Next we covered the pretzel sticks with the caramel. Melanie had to take a few breaks during this process, it was a bit tiring.


Finally, it was chocolate time! There were 71 total (notice the bold on were). We had some chocolate left over, so we looked around for something else to dip. We did a few mangoes, and a package of fruit snacks. Some of you lucky, fellow teachers may even get to enjoy these pretzels...hmm. Better make it to the mail room early on Friday morning!

Ladee called again with some great news. The bone marrow biopsy was clear at the molecular level! This was what they really wanted to see going into transplant. They would have done it either way, but molecular remission is the best case scenario! We go up to the hospital tomorrow to have another family meeting with all the doctors and coordinators. This time we get all the details of the coming weeks. It should be great fun and informative!

Melanie is heading to Hyde Park tomorrow afternoon!

10 comments:

Amy Johnson said...

They look delicious! I might have to head to the mail room myself and I'm not a teacher! :)

Cami said...

I missed your pretzels this year!

I am so glad that everything is falling in to place and that you are heading into transplant with such great odds!

I will be seeing you soon.

Kerren said...

Your "K" teammates are wanting a quick -- germ free -- opportunity to visit you for a few minutes Thursday after school. What's the chance of that? Will you be at your parent's home for a short "hello?" How about a phone call when the time is right? If it's not a good idea, just say so. We promise to not wear you out. Miss you!

Kimbies said...

I am so glad that things are looking good going into your transplant!! You are amazing my dear sister! Keep up your fight. I love you and will be there again soon.

I have only heard about your amazing pretzels......so save me one! :) Have a safe trip to Hyde Park!

Miss Nelson said...

Looks delicious! Hooray for the happy news about the bone marrow biopsy! As always, you and your family are in my prayers!

Heather said...

I have had one of these awesome pretzels before! YUM! I am so glad that everything is falling into place for you Melanie. I know that we are just casual acquaintances/old neighbors, but I think of you often and am always hoping for the best for you. You have really put a lot of things into perspective for me. Life can change at any moment. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Camille said...

I am sooo happy for you. I hope all goes as planned. Before you know it, we will be sitting at the boys baseball games giving the umpire (Andrew) a hard time.

My Crazy Life said...

I know this has nothing to do with the chocolate dipping but I posted on the post about the DS. I would like to buy a DSi for her next stint in the hospital. I am Heidi Schiess (Braydon was on of her students last year) would you please call me with info to get it to her. My # is 435-881-5383.

Jullie said...

Melanie, I'm glad that you're feeling well enough to make such yummy treats. Congrats on the good news from Ladee!

Carol said...

Melanie, it was great to see you and your Mom this morning. Thanks for the yummy pretzel and the hug! Good luck next week! Hugs, Carol Gunnell