Well, my editing program has eaten this post twice now, so let’s just get this done real quick before this post disappears, too.

This is Crackerwitch Castle!!

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From Strawberry Shortcake's Cooking Fun, 1980

Tested Recipe!

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 Round Crackers
 Cheese
 Stuffed olives

1

Take round crackers and cheese. Put a piece of cheese on a cracker, then add another cracker and keep stacking this way until the castle is as high as you want it to be.

2

The tower at the top is made of a triangle of cheese, and there are olives around the edge.

Ingredients

 Round Crackers
 Cheese
 Stuffed olives

Directions

1

Take round crackers and cheese. Put a piece of cheese on a cracker, then add another cracker and keep stacking this way until the castle is as high as you want it to be.

2

The tower at the top is made of a triangle of cheese, and there are olives around the edge.

Crackerwitch Castle

We desperately need things to do around here. And I also need time to do work. As a result,  I’ve been starting to read cookbooks with Alex in an attempt to actually have time in my day to look at cookbooks. Luckily, she is enjoying this, and even getting into it.

Especially when we found all of the kid’s cookbooks!

If you aren’t an 80’s baby like me, the Strawberry Shortcake cookbook was released as a softcover kid’s reader book, and because of that and the wonderful color illustrations, was a very popular book with little kids. Everyone I knew when I was younger had a copy, and just about everyone had tried a recipe out of it. The recipes are all fairly easy, and only a few of them require actual baking. That means that kids could make them with little supervision.

And as soon as Alex saw a castle tower made from crackers and cheese, she was in.

For round crackers, we used some Ritz crackers we had in our pantry. For round cheese, we used….cheese. I busted out the round cookie cutter, and the cheese ended up being bigger than the crackers, but oh well. We are making it work here.

Done! Now for some garnish.

Ok, now done for real. It’s time to deliver some lunch.

Dad didn’t have time to take a break from his meetings, so we brought lunch to him.

And he appreciated it.

“Dad, don’t forget to chew!”

The Verdict: Cute and Easy

From The Tasting Notes – 

If you are stuck in quarantine with kids, this was a fun, easy project that made Alex feel like she had accomplished something amazing. Which she did, she made part of her lunch! Plus, the book is adorable and is great eye candy. Coming soon: Roll-Up Sandwiches!

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