January 16, 2011
Platonic Pretzel Rolls
Secondly, not only is it possible for members of the opposite sex to live together without being anything more than friends, it’s absolutely necessary. When roommates date, it always ends poorly and generally results in someone having to move out. It took me over a month of solid looking just to find a place to live and I have no intention of having to repeat that process because of something silly like dating my roommate. Furthermore, I have a boyfriend who does not want to even entertain the idea of roommates dating. He has nothing to worry about though, because my roommate Diesel doesn’t have a sweet tooth and doesn’t really care about food and that’s essentially in direct opposition to everything that I believe in.
When I first moved in I tried to be a good roommate and share some cookies that I had made. I gave Diesel the cookies along with my rent cheque and he politely accepted them but didn’t seem too enthusiastic. I thought maybe he just wasn’t feeling well. But then on a separate occasion I baked some banana and chocolate chip muffins and left some with a note to help himself. He didn’t touch them. Another day I left cookies cooling on a rack, open for the taking and he couldn’t have cared less. Eventually he told me he just didn’t have a sweet tooth and would rather have chips or a salty snack than baked goods. At that point I considered moving out because I couldn’t possibly be friends with someone who would reject my baking. I calmed down though and got over it, more for me.
So yes, it’s very possible to live with a member of the opposite sex and have a completely platonic relationship, it’s especially easy if you disagree on fundamental life basics. These pretzel rolls are the only thing Diesel has eaten that I’ve made that’s elicited a bit of a positive response. It went something like this: “Those bread things you made weren’t bad, but you know can buy bread at the store, right?.” High praise.
I found the recipe for these pretzel rolls over at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and she found them at Stresscake. Make them and enjoy!