Thursday, November 8, 2012

Foodie Friday -- November 9

Foodie Friday -- November 9, 2012
Today I'm going to tell you a tiny story called
The Cracker Disaster
 One day I decided to make crackers.
I found a recipe, gathered the ingredients, and began.
I just knew the crackers would be delicious--something this hard just had to be great, right?  So, anticipating the snappy, savory crunch of those crackers, I made a small cheese-and-veggie tray, too.

I was so excited. The dough looked promising, all
flecked with herbs, cheese, and bacon. 
 I felt Betty Crockerish as I rolled out and cut the dough.
The crackers were snappy...and bland.
Oh, what was the problem?
The recipe or the baker?
(Usually I am the culprit.)
Maybe if I'd rolled the dough a bit thinner....

Oh, well. It was an adventure,
but I don't regret it one bit.

And now I am a baker in search of a cracker.
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  1. My hat's off to you! I would never attepmt crackers... I'm sure you'll find the perfect recipe soon. And your veggie and cheese tray looks delicious!!

  2. Well the crackers sure look pretty along with the rest of the tray. Hope you find the perfect recipe. Thanks for hosting!

  3. I would love to sit down and enjoy the veggie and cheese tray. The crackers look perfect...sorry you were disappointed.

  4. Michael Lee. I've always wanted to try making my own crackers. I might give it a try. Thanks for hosting.

    Anne xx

  5. Oh yea, I've been there once or 100 times! Have a great day Michael:@)

  6. They sound and look good -Sorry they did not turn out like you wanted. I do a lot grazing when it comes to eating these day, so a plate of raw veggies,fruit,cheese, crackers, etc. sounds perfect.
    Hope you are doing well. I am not ready for these colder temps. :/

  7. They look very tasty! Sorry they didn't work out. Thanks for hosting!

  8. ha ha, cooking disasters are so humiliating, you are like "Wait a minute, I know how to cook! What is up with this mess!" Crackers might be one of those things that are just easier to buy...thanks for making us all feel human :)

  9. The dough looked delicious raw and the baked crackers look delicious, too! I can't imagine why they would be bland. Maybe the recipe was missing salt or baking soda? xo

  10. Thanks for hosting. Happy to link up again

  11. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  12. Hi Michael: Your veggi and cheese tray, along with the crackers, look beautiful. I've made crackers before, but not for a long time. I find with certain recipes I have to increase the amounts of seasonings--perhaps this would help? One cracker I love is a shortbread that is flavored in savory fashion with cheese and nuts. Thank you for hosting the party today, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  13. Thanks so much for hosting. This is my first time linking up and I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by Posed Perfection when you get a chance for a visit. Have a great weekend.

  14. Wow, the crackers look awesome!!
    Thank you so much for hosting!

  15. I guess we need low expectations until the recipe is tried and true. I can't count the number of times I have been disappointed in a recipe. Just spice it up and try again. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  16. I think those crackers look so tasty! And I never would have even thought to make them from scratch, good job! Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!


  17. Your crackers look delicious, even if you were disappointed in them! In fact, your snack tray looks divine with or without the crackers! This week I've shared an Apricot and Almond Chicken recipe. Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely weekend :)

  18. Your photos are gorgeous and the crackers look delicious, making crackers is on my to do list!

  19. If you're in teh mood to make crackers again, try this gem of a recipe:


  20. Thanks for hosting.

    I do have a couple of good cracker recipes but I've never thought to blog them. Silly woman! Thank you for raising the subject and providing the inspiration.

    The link I've added this week is not at all "cracker-y" but it is delicious: Individual Apple and Eggnog Trifles. Enjoy!

  21. I hope you will try again since they look so good. I have had the same problem with crackers. I think it is in the amount of salt, but I am not sure.

  22. Oh these are brilliant

    and delicious and I think

    the other half should be sent to me :)

    you can also pass to my blog :)

    goog night :) kisses from Belguim..

  23. Funny, you never think crackers are "made"...just bought! Hope you find your cracker recipe soon. :-)