|Cheez It Ish Crackers|
These didn't work for me. Since I'm running late I peeked at what other French Friday cooks were saying on the FF website and it looks like I am in the minority! Where did I go wrong? The dough did NOT come together in the food processor or after kneading a few times so I added a tablespoon of water. Maybe 2-3 tablespoons would have been better but I squashed and pushed and shoved it together, wrapped it in plastic and hoped for the best.
The next day I couldn't get the dough to stay together long enough to roll out so I kind of squished it together to form little crackers. I guess no one will be surprised when I say the crackers were kind of tough. The flavor was good though! I don't know what went wrong for me. Maybe some of the Doristas have suggestions. I topped each cracker with either Red Sea Salt or freshly ground pepper. I thought they just needed something!
It was an entire day of cooking today. Pumpkin bread, eight loaves...yes I said 8 loaves! And caramel corn. Now I have my neighbor gifts ready to deliver tomorrow.
My time with my grandson was wonderful! He is so much fun, you know that point between baby and little boy? He's right there. Starting to play and talk and show his own little personality but still cuddly and needy. Love it!
Every year I think I will have a Christmas Party. So many of the French Friday cooks have their act together and do amazing things. I'm not one of those:) BUT I did have a little cocktail party of my own with Cheez-It-Ish Crackers, herbed olives and the Barefoot Contessa's Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. And Sofia! Love me some Sofia:) I haven't given up. Next year I'll have that party:)
Thank you to all who participated in the Christmas card exchange. They have been such a bright spot in this holiday season. So much sadness in the world lately. I look at my cards and think of the wonderful bonds formed in our little community of cooks and feel more hopeful for the world.