Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rainy Afternoon Fun

A rainy Sunday. A day with margin. A lovely day.  The kids played wii. Michael worked on puzzles. Jared prepared for another week of school. I played in the kitchen.

One of the things I really like about my ipad.....

I've been wanting to experiment with my granola recipe. Kim had mentioned she uses flour in hers (yes, Kim, I've been meaning to try since you were HERE for your visit ::snort::). I checked her recipe and added some flour to mine....she uses water in her granola. I wasn't sure about that and so I didn't use it.....Mine is better but still not that clumpy, crispy, crunchy granola I wanted. I'll keep working on it and then edit my recipe on the recipe page. LOL 

I also made Crispy Cheese Crackers. I've been wanting to try those for a long time too. I didn't have cheddar so used fresh Parmesan cheese....I think I'll do these again and use various cheese, garlic, seasonings.....have you READ the back of a cracker box lately? The kids didn't break down the door to get to these...but then I'm the one that likes to munch on crackers. ::snort:: 

Mr. Incredible is on the screen. 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Crispy Cheese Crackers

1/4 C butter, softened

1/4 t. sea salt

1 C shredded cheddar cheese, room temp

1 C whole wheat flour

1/4 t. baking powder

1 T cold water

Use beaters or food processor to mix butter and salt until creamy.  Add cheese.  Mix well.  Gradually add flour, baking powder and water, mixing until dough begins to form a ball.  Form dough into a ball with hands.

Roll the dough into 1/8 inch thickness onto a cookie sheet.  (I find that placing the dough between two pieces of parchment paper helps me to roll them out more easily.)  Cut the rolled out dough into 1 ½ inch squares.  Bake 15 minutes at 350° or until lightly browned.  

Turn off the oven and leave the crackers inside to crisp up.  Store tightly covered.

I used Parmesan cheese.  I like these....and they are much better for you than the list of ingredients on the back of a box of crackers. I
think I'll add garlic next time.....I found this recipe at Heavenly Homemaker's.

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...