Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thursday Thirteen


I am in desperate need of something light-hearted and totally random today, and since I had cheese and crackers for a snack, I decided to write thirteen things to do with a saltine cracker.



1. Make pine bark (chocolate treat). I haven’t used this recipe, but in spite of the sound of saltines and chocolate combined, it looks delicious!

2. Use as a home remedy for nausea along with cola syrup, ginger, and tea.

3. Crush them into soup or chili.

4. Serve with any type of cheese for a light snack or appetizer. That’s what I did today. - OR use just plain butter! Thanks for the reminder, Lori. I love it that way, too.

5. Eat them all then use the box to make a purse. Check out this item at an Etsy store!

6. Crush them up in meatloaf (instead of bread crumbs) with a bit of egg to make the meat stick together better.

7. Take the Saltine Cracker Challenge (10 crackers in your mouth in one minute with no beverages) and put your video on YouTube like these folks! Apparently, there are several versions of this "challenge" out there. (If anyone can handle this, Sandy can!)

8. Perform this science experiment to demonstrate how the chemical energy in food can be converted into motion.

9. Use a cracker to trace a square onto paper. I don’t know why you need a square, but now you have one!

10. Make a snack of mini peanut butter/cracker sandwiches.

11. Use a cracker (along with a few household items) to make a “humane mouse trap.”

12. Use them as manipulatives to demonstrate simple math concepts such as adding, and especially subtracting them because you can eat them as you subtract.

13. Use a cracker to complete this easy experiment about the digestive system.
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20 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

When I was in Arbonne, we used them as a demonstration tool. Dip a saltine in mineral (baby) oil, and then dip one in water. The mineral oil cracker does not absorb anything, and actually becomes more brittle. The watered cracker turns to mush. The moral being that you never want to put mineral oil on your skin because it keeps moisture out. Fun TT
TM

On a limb with Claudia said...

How fun to learn a little bit about something so mundane. I'm fascinated by Ornery's wife too! I do love saltines. I've never been able to not eat an entire sleeve. How about you?

Happy TT!

SandyCarlson said...

7 sounds like something I can handle!

Nicholas said...

I often do #3

Adelle said...

I will not let my kids see this list lol There goes the crackers! happy T13!

Lori said...

I love crackers with just butter on it. Yummy!! Happy TT:)

Alice Audrey said...

You should make the pine bark. It's kind of wierd, but good.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I agree the pine bark is good, very much like a chocolate covered pretzel it is the mix of salty and sweet. Some of the other ideas, my kids better not figure out.
I had fun visiting your TT.
Mine is at The Cafe.
Hope you'll drop by.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great list - I've used them in my meatloaf for years! Isn't the pine bark yummy?

Amethyst said...

I make toasted cheese crackers. I put the saltines on a baking sheet and sprinkle/place cheese on top of crackers, and then toast in the oven. It is a very yummy snack.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

I love an itty bitty peanut butter and strawberry jam cracker sandwich!

Liza's Eyeview said...

My son loves Saltine crackers - I'd share this with him :)

TheVasquez3 said...

fun stuff...i really like making mini PB&J sandwiches too.

Suzie said...

#11 is calling my name unfortnitly

Denise Patrick said...

My hubby loves Saltines. He eats them with everything. The pine bark sounds yummy - I may have to try it.

Happy TT!

Jenileigh said...

Great list! Have a blessed day!

jenn said...

Love the list. Who would have thought they had so many uses.

Eve said...

I love saltine crackers. The pine bark sounds good. The combination of sweet and salty has long been a favorite flavor sensation - think of chocolate covered pretzels, peanut clusters, salted nut rolls, peanut butter and honey.

maggie's mind said...

Saltines rock! I've never once thought up an entire list, though, and I loved this! Such a fun TT. Needed that. And now I'm thinking about yummy chili.

Kat's Krackerbox said...

WOW! Saltine crackers sure do come in handy! Great list! Thanks for stopping by!

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