Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fall things

My children's "other" grandparents were lovely people who always welcomed us with special food and delicious teas and always loved our visits. Gordon was the cook, Edith the baker, but one thing Gordon did make were these amazing Cheese Crackers. We loved , loved them and always asked for the recipe. After one visit, I received a small envelope in the mail and inside was this lovely note:
Dear Leau, So happy to see you both - what a handsome son you have! - Love, us
And on the reverse in Gordon's spidery handwriting was this:

Cheese Crackers

2 Cups Rice Krispies
2 Cups flour
1/2 lb. margarine or butter (we use margarine)
10 oz. block of EXTRA sharp cheddar cheese
Tabasco - drops?? maybe 10?
375 degree oven
8 - 10 minutes - or until lightly brown

Make small balls - about the size of a walnut
Press firmly with a fork both ways. #
When DONE, put on a cooling rack for about 5 - 1 minutes
THEN - we put them on paper towels for about 1/2 hour.
To pack - put paper towels in between layers

These are the best crackers, I generally end up using about 20 drops of Tabasco and make them these time of year for some reason. I miss Edith and Gordon very much and making these always makes me miss them more, but the good kind of missing, ya know? Grateful to have had them in our lives, influence us, love us. Other people seem to like the crackers as much as we do.

The leaves are finally colorful and today, it looks like we might have some moisture soon. That would be good for our very dry area. That's all for my fall report. Enjoy the crackers.


Laurie said...

yay! I love those crackers you make - thanks for the recipe!

Allegra Smith said...

Pinching the recipe from your blog, these sound like morsels from heaven and they should be properly dedicated - every time I will make them from now on, with gratitude to both "the other grandparents". People who shares food in any form deserves to be remember with kindness and gratitude even if one doesn't know them. Thank you for the recipe and for visiting my blog.

Paula Scott said...

Wow, I have never had these crackers or ever seen them! how could that be? It doesn't seem right!
Well, I might try the recipe, but my lactose intolerant son might be tempted to eat them!
Nonethelss, I think I shall give them a try.

paris parfait said...

So nice for you to have not only the recipe, but the lovely memories associated with the crackers. xo

Christina said...

This is so sweet. I love the kindness. I may have to try these, sweetheart. I love crackers. ; )

Chris said...

Are you kidding?! This is as good as on the table right now. I'm off to get ingredients.