I want you to enjoy this thing we call the holidays.
Regardless of your form of celebration, please do get some rest. Spend some quality time with the people you love the most – and spend some quality time with you.
Enjoy your meal(s), and try to not over-indulge. (I know, right? I did say try.) Since we had such a huge meal for Thanksgiving, the Christmas Dinner Planners (a committee consisting of my cousin Janelle, my aunt Doe, and me) decided to scale back on the offerings for Christmas dinner. This year we’re dining on Creole jambalaya, Southern fried chicken, green bean casserole. various salads, and multiple desserts.
I’m doing something special: I’m making Cajun crackers!
It’s too late for you to try them in time for Christmas (this photo is from Day 1), but here’s the recipe so you can have them with your New Year’s meal:
1 large pickle jar (or other wide-mouth jar. You can also use an extra-large Ziplock bag if you don’t have a jar).
1 box Saltine crackers
1 cup canola oil
1 package ranch dressing mix
2 heaping tablespoons red pepper flakes
Place the 4 packs of Saltines in the jar or Ziplock bag.
Mix the wet/dry ingredients together and stir well.
Pour the mixture over the crackers and seal the jar.
For the next three days, occasionally roll the jar (or carefully flip the Ziplock bag).
Open the jar on the third day and serve. These taste great plain, with cream cheese, or with pepper jelly.
Merry Christmas, people. Have fun today!
Join in the Fray: How are you celebrating today?
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