My mother-in-law put out some appetizers on Thanksgiving which included a spread of cheese and crackers. Even though I knew we would be eating dinner in an hour, I let Meghan have free reign on the crackers. I rarely buy store-bought crackers so she must have thought it was a special treat. The girl went crazy eating cracker after cracker after cracker. Predictably, she wasn’t hungry for her dinner. Those crackers must have left a big impression because at lunch time the next day when Nana asked her what she wanted to eat, she requested “the crackers on the table”. Making crackers went on my to-do list for when I got home.
Sure, you can buy crackers in the store. So why bother making them? Because I’m a control freak; that’s why. There, I admitted it. While there are some decent crackers you can buy, most have some undesirable ingredients. Even my favorite, Kashi Original 7 Grain, has “wheat flour” as the first ingredient. Read: not whole wheat. Wheat Thins have soybean oil, sugar, and corn starch. Because I am a control freak and only want certain things going into my body and my family’s body, I choose to make my own crackers.
It’s actually really easy and a fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. I promise.Print
I can’t decide if I like the sweet or savory better as they are both good. If I were you I’d make a pan of each.