I'm always on the look-out for good food that I can make in bulk and then have on hand so that we don't need to buy packaged stuff. I especially like making snacks that I only get out when we're in the car for long periods of time or we're out shopping or something. Because nothing says sit still and be quiet quite like food.
Like goldfish crackers. Cute and fun and yummy, but I don't like the ingredients so I never buy them. Thankfully, Pioneer Woman saved the day and I was so happy when I saw this recipe awhile back.
I'm not quite so ambitious as to make my own goldfish cookie cutters, but I do have a tiny owl cutter that worked.
Daph had the best time "squishing out owls" as she called it. I didn't realize she would be so good at it; we'll have to start squishing out more things soon.
I also didn't use sharp cheddar, just the regular medium that we had in the fridge. Did you catch when Fred's had Tillamook cheese on sale for $4.88 the other week? You could only buy 2 at a time, so David and I both went through the line on one trip so we could buy 4, and then we went back another day and did the same thing again. We're cool like that. And our cheese collection is amazing. (Should I be embarrassed that I just admitted that we did that?)
Anyways, the owl crackers are a hit. They are super easy to make, and it was a fun activity to do with Daphne. (Christian was snoozing and missed all the fun.)
One of these days Daphne will realize all her friends have cool, store-bought goldfish crackers while she's sitting there with her lame owl crackers, but hey, her kidneys will be clean and her immune system will be strong. She'll thank me someday.