These little crackers are lucky they got made! This has been a crazy week! Not only is it the week before Christmas (and in retail that is pretty much utter pandemonium) but we are having this hella big snowstorm. I’m sure you’ve heard of it: WINTER STORM DRACO! Personally I find this name ridiculous. If we’re going to immortalize a Harry Potter villain forever as a winter storm, let’s at least make it a good one, not the worst and weakest of all the villains (though I will say he got pretty attractive as the series wore on). I’m going to refer to this as WINTER STORM VOLDEMORT from now on. Capiche?
This is what Voldemort left me yesterday morning. Personally I think it’s beautiful and I love this snowstorm. But then again I can walk to work and I’m not traveling anywhere for the holidays. I think Voldemort is ruining things for a lot of folks this holiday season, but not this girl!
But back to the crackers. My amazing friend Susan from The Little French Bakery organized a cookie exchange party on Wednesday night and I thought I would make these crackers as a nice little savory to bring along. I also made the perennial favorite – Peanut Butter Blossoms. Fancy they are not, but everyone on Earth loves them. If you don’t love them, don’t tell me. I don’t want this bubble popped. Because the party was scheduled right before Voldemort was due to hit, a lot of people cancelled but that just meant more cookies and onion dip for me so yippee! It was tons of fun because Susan is a great entertainer and obviously an amazing chef. I took home lots of delicious cookies and made it safely back to our little house before it really started snowing. But seriously, back to the crackers. I said that before and then I just started babbling about how much I love Susan (and I do really love her) and her amazing parties. The crackers were delish and I got to use one of my new toys in making them!
My mom is great at shopping on Craigslist and second-hand stores and finding amazing things and she bought me this really slightly used Cuisinart because I think I’ve mentioned about a million times on my blog that I needed one. Thanks again Mama! She also got me some really cool cake stands at her favorite second-hand place that I have yet to feature here but I surely will soon. My favorite thing to do thus far in my Cuisinart is shred cheese. Soooooooo much easier and faster than using the ol’ box grater. I used some very pungent Gruyere and we were in business. I felt a little bad for these crackers because while they were baking at work one of our customers said “What stinks?” but as all of us in the know know, stinky cheese = delicious! And I proved that to that customer when I made her eat a cracker and she said they were good. Yeah, I did that. I made these the slice and bake way because I HATE making cutout cookies and I am lazy. It was super-easy and I would definitely make them again! Here’s a link to the recipe if you want to give them a try yourself!
I just want to say again that this card exchange has been really fun and I will definitely participate next year. This makes me happy every time I look at it:
I’ve received a few more since I took this (including one from Dorie!!!!!!) so they are now added to my dining room door with the rest. Happy holidays everyone! Eat lots of yummy food, hug your loved ones, and have a great time! That’s what I’ll be doing!