Frugal Kid’s Snack

In an effort to save trips to the grocery store and save money on preservative and dye free snacks for my kids (not to mention save on Rachel’s bread which is $3.80 a loaf) I have been doing some baking.

Rachel and I started today by making loaf after loaf worth of dough in the bread machine so she had bread when she wanted it in the fridge. We then made some more dough and made donuts and bagels using the same dough–they aren’t as sweet but the kids are pretty happy with them.

Later on I was trying to dissuade the kids from eating the rest of the donuts (I made over a dozen plus a lot of donut holes) and ran across a great geeky recipe for my kids’ (and husband’s) favorite snack: cheese crackers. Having spent much of the day baking I had to give this a try.

It was super easy and the kids had an awesome time cutting out the Pacman shapes. They were also awesome–in fact, they are gone. Next time I will make a double batch. It is a great use of a brick of cheese, a cup of flour, and some margarine, not to mention a great way to keep the kids entertained for a bit.