New Year Ranch Crackers

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

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Every New Years party needs it’s finger snacks, right?  I’m a little late on giving this blog post if you want to make homemade crackers for your New Years party, and the truth is, you probably would rather buy some at the store for all the hundreds of guests you have in your house, you popular stud!

What are some of your New Year´s resolutions.  I´m not going to lie, I don´t believe in resolutions.  If I have a problem, I shouldn´t wait until the end of the year to change it.

Kristen, Micah and I ended this year with quite the final outing in Arequipa.  We went to the market to buy some fireworks and baking supplies for the night.  We saw a “show” of a gay man dancing about a circle being whipped by a woman with five skirts on and giving an 80 year old man a lap dance… I do not exaggerate!  Then, Kristen about got her camera stolen out of her purse on the bus, luckily she pulled out her kung-fu and smacked the man!  She safely recovered her camera.  Whew!

Well, Kristen, the dear soul, went home for Christmas and brought back some GLORIOUS American food exp., Cheez-Whiz, Elk Sausage and Dry Ranch Packets.  This is what we contrived to incorporate all this delectable piece of HOME!

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Ranch Crackers

2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1 cup milk
1 packet dry ranch dressing seasoning

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Oh, I despise florescent lighting.  Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).  Throw your flour, salt and ranch packet in a bowl and mix them together well.  Then, cut in your butter, I think I used a little bit more than 2 tbsp.  That thing that say´s “sello de oro” in the picture doesn´t have the nicely marked measurements on the back like in the States.  It´s not necessarily to measure out the milk exactly.  Add milk and knead with hands if needed until the dough is soft, but not sticky.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it´s paper-thin.  If you have a pizza roller, I am un-candidly jealous and you can just leave!  Otherwise, use your knife to cut into squares.  Place your squares onto a cookie sheet and poke several holes in each one with a fork.  Then, bake for 15-20 minutes.  Super easy, right?!?!

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P.S. Here’s what our New Years looks like in Peru!

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