Friday, June 3, 2011

A cracker obsession

Each Friday my co-workers and I head up to a local farm to pick up my weekly CSA goodies and have lunch among the flowers (it is hands down my favorite time of the week).  While there we always peruse the small selection of dry & perishable goods they have on hand.  One discovery has quickly become a very expensive snack obsession for several of us!
Skinny Crips crackers are low carb, gluten free, dairy free (most varieties) and soy free.  Now I know what you are thinking... they must be taste free as well.  But no!!  You should know by now I would not eat never mind blog about something if I didn't actually day dream about it on a regular basis!

I started my obsession quite innocently... Alaina would bring a handful to lunch and foolishly share with me.  Suddenly without my knowledge my hand and mouth were working together to pilfer the crunchy, onion-ey morsels into my gullet with no regards to Alaina's lunch...

Then today I bought a bag of "Say Cheese" variety because they were out of the onion (oh the horror I thought!!!).  However, these turned out to taste like the most amazing Cheez-It EVER!!

Back at work in a cracker induced happy haze I grabbed for the bag again, this time looking at the price tag... $7.19 for one 5oz bag!  EEEK!!!

I can easily take down a bag in one day... there is no way my wallet will allow such a snack habit!  Over the years my war of food vs wallet has taught me to make the at home version of many items such as:

  • Chai Latte
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Kombucha Tea (best money saver skill to date!)
  • Veggie burgers
  • the list goes on and on.....
So has I continue to inhale these crunchy morsels I am searching for a way to make my own version of these crackers at home for pennies.  After some googling and blog stalking I think I came up with a game plan....

Thanks to FatFreeVegan.Com I have a base dough that I think will work well and it just so happens I already have all the ingredients in the apt.  To that I am going to cover the flattened dough in onion shavings and bake!

My hope is that the final result will be a tray of crunchy crackers that taste like the best part of an onion bagel!!

Anyone else make their own crackers?  Any suggestions or recipes you live by that I should try?

I am off to MV tonight for some major HGTV/DIY action on our yard.  Stay tuned for some hilarious action shots of me battling flag stone and rose bushes!

Have a great weekend!