The things we do... (French Fridays with Dorie: Cheez-Itish Crackers)

A couple of years ago, I did my FFwD in the spirit of it "Twas the Night Before Christmas". In keeping with my newly acquired Christmas spirit, I am taking this week's FFwD post in the stylings of "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer".

Perhaps I've eaten just one too many cookies and I am on a sugar high.

We've made sables and pilaf
And hummus and basquaise
Lentils with salmon,
Mussels, chorizo,
Armagnac chicken.
But do you recall
Your most favorite recipe of all?

We are the mighty "Doristas"
Trevor hit it on the nose.
We conquer lots of dishes
Why we do it, no one knows....

Sometimes to the chagrin of our families
We put odd dishes on the plate
We remind them to broaden their view
And be happy that they just ate.

Once in a while a dish comes up
That most are scared to make
Until a few brave souls speak out
And we realize the recipe wasn't a mistake.

So let's down to cooking
As long as each of us is able.
Big thanks to Dorie Greenspan
For penning "Around My French Table"

I don't have a lot of  clever words. Or much to say about crackers - but hey, Plugra, Gruyere and truffle salt were involved... Do I really need to expand on that?

I was told these tasted like Goldfish crackers, only better...

Wishing everyone the very best this Christmas - or however you choose to celebrate the holiday season.

Go give someone you love a hug. Count your blessing and brace yourselves...because 2013 is bringing us chicken liver gateaux and who knows what else!

Mother of Pearl, I am going to need to put on my big girl brave pants for that one...

I guess it can't be any worse than the cheddared worms that my brother sent in my Christmas foodie care package. (Yes, my brother really did send me worms... That's how brothers show affection for their little sisters.)

Peace out!

This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.


  1. Hmmmmm, I like your ingredients and the song-so festive and cheerful!!!!
    I'm trying to decide if I want to post mine tonight or in the am???
    Did I read that correctly 2013 is bringing us chicken liver gâteaux??????
    Oh boy, we will see about that one;-)
    Merry Christmas;-)

  2. Cheddared worms??? Ewwww. Your biccies look good anyway. I'll stick to those. Merry Christmas!

  3. I LOVE your carol & think it should be a banner on our webpage!

    I am finally back, but the Chicken livers have me teetering!

    Our cat is doing great - even better than we expected. So, I get my kitty for Christmas!

    I hope you're enjoying your time with friends & family - and that you're taking some time off from work.

    Wishing you every happiness! xoxoxo

  4. Aw Cher - trust you to come up with something clever! These were great, weren't they?
    PS: If I can cook my way through Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie in 2011, we can all make chicken liver "gâteaux" for FFWD!
    Merry Christmas! XOX

  5. Ha, ha....I think A LOT of us will be putting on our big girl pants in January! You are a breath of fresh air, Cher...l hummed along while reading your Rudolph styled true!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  6. It´s always so refreshing to read your posts Cher. This is the perfect words to end the year. A hug for you!

  7. So, what are you going to make with the worms?

  8. Cheddared worms sounds exactly like something I'd send to my younger brother! I approve. This is a fun little post (with some excellent filking skills displayed! nice song!), and I'm glad to see the Christmas spirit found you! Merry Christmas to you and your family - I hope you have an awesome holiday!

  9. Your FFWD Christmas carol was awesome! The crackers look beautiful and yummy but you will have to let us know about those worms.....I just think no probably. Just no to cheddared worms....

  10. What a great Christmas post! And, your crackers look great as well.

  11. Your crackers do look beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  12. Cher, This is one of your best. I could feel the rhythm and yes, it was probably a sugar high but I'm hoping it was alcohol. I think you're into the spirit. Stop. That's enough. Your crackers, looking good, and weren't they tasty. Lots of good advice at the end of your Post. FYI, nothing was going to stop Betsy from having her way with those chicken livers next month. Have a fabulous holiday with your family, even your Bro.

  13. Great post, Cher. Don't even think chicken livers now, enjoy all the goodies for Christmas.
    Have a wonderful holiday.

  14. Cher, awesome post! I'm so impressed. I can barely manage prose and here you are writing lyrics and Trevor is writing in verse. My fellow Doristas are so darn talented.

  15. Cher, great holiday post! truffle salt...that's a new one on me!

  16. I just love your tribute to Rudolph! Now, those cheddared worms are another story. Are you actually going to eat them? You'll have to report on that adventure... These tasty tidbits must have been amazing with truffle salt and Plugra. Way to go! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, now that you found your spirit. Enjoy!

  17. Great Dorista carol, Cher! I like the idea of truffle salt with these - elegant and decadent. Have a very merry Christmas!

  18. I really enjoyed your carol! Mmmm...truffle salt...sounds perfect. I would say that these are so much better than goldfish crackers though. Yeh, I am not sure that I will be making the chicken liver dish...have a very Merry Christmas!

  19. Thanks Cher! I still can't seem to comment on Wordpress posts, but at least I can say thanks to you.

  20. Cher, that is so sweet of you to post for Rose.

  21. Wow wow wow - I had just enough time to pulse the Cuisinart and knock this out and you were writing a holiday jingle ?? :) Boy am I impressed... as usual. I am putting the worm part out of my mind, though, just like the chicken livers. Don't tell Nana but I am counting on her for that week :) Enjoy Runner Girl being home on break and warm wishes to the whole family for a happy holiday season.

  22. Fabulous post! I was actually singing along ~ and I can't carry a tune... I happen to have this book and will make these for our annual Oscar party. (maybe before as well!)
    ~Happy Holidays to you!

  23. Glad to hear that you've acquired a holiday spirit. I'm still working on it. Some days are better than others. Would love to have seen those cheesy worms. Maybe on a cracker? There's gotta be some kind of fancy spread that would MAKE that dish! Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

  24. You just blew my mind. I need to make this ASAP!

  25. Cher: love your Christmas song - what a fun idea and what a nice idea to add truffle salt to the dough of the Cheese Crackers, they must have tasted fabulous because they look delicious! I would like to take the opportunity to tell you once more that it has been a real joy being part of this wonderful and dedicated group of Dorista bakers and cooks and I am looking forward to the coming year! Wishing you and your family very Happy Holidays!

  26. Ha! Am I glad I didn't miss this!!! Just fantastic ! Certainly blows haiku out of the water! Careful or people will expect this every friday. Trust me, I know. :) Is it chicken livers yet? I want that to mark my return but this week is too crazy.

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