Let me tell you a story about this little stinker and some crackers.
She loves them so.
She also likes zucchini and beets and quinoa and hummus and goat cheese, but this story is about crackers. Also, she likes crackers the best out of all those foods. Actually, out of all the foods in the world.
Her first word in the morning when I pick her up is either (a) cracker or (b) blankie.
But back to the story. Wait, I haven’t started it yet. Let me start.
The other day I put her down for a nap wearing nothing but a diaper and sweatpants. The sweatpants didn’t have any pockets…just keep that in mind.
Three hours later I was like…holy moly, this girl is taking a long nap. I need to check on her.
So I went upstairs and heard her babbling away in her room. I opened the door to say hello and see how the little doll face was doing, and she was just sitting in her dark room, in her crib…eating crackers.
I have not the slightest clue how she smuggled crackers in with her. Not the slightest. But I do know that it is hilarious, and that I love her and that we were out of crackers when she asked for one this morning.
Because I had no intention of putting on clothes (I was in my swimsuit) to go to the store, I made some and they were delicious.
Garlic Chive Crackers
[adapted from these homemade saltines]
- 1 C flour
- 1/2 t garlic salt
- 2 T olive oil
- 2-3 T chopped chives
- 6-7 T water
- a touch more salt/olive oil for the tops
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the flour and garlic salt. Add the olive oil. Stir in the chives, and the water – a couple of tablespoons full at a time until a flaky ball is formed.
Roll out the dough to about as thin as you can make it. An eighth of an inch or so. Cut the crackers into little squares, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 15 minutes. They will get more crispy as they cool.