Today I sauteed together in olive oil fresh garlic and onion, then added a medley of sliced mushrooms, sliced banana peppers, seasoned with a little black pepper, fresh oregano, and basil then added baby spinach last just to flash wilt. Then dish the medley over angel hair pasta. Finish with freshly grated pecorino romano cheese, and (optional) red pepper flakes. I, also, made homemade Italian bread to go with. White or red wine of choice. I chose to enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio.
(Yours sound very good, and interesting, Amy. I've never made homemade pretzels before).