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Saltines: the perfect snack

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These are so versatile, cheap and delicious, you'll want to keep them in the house all the time. Shop around to find the cheapest brand and then buy a couple boxes at a time. When the children come in from outside begging to be fed, it's time to go into action.

Pizza Snacks: Drop a small dollop (1/2 teaspoon) of spaghetti sauce on each cracker, and top with mozzarella cheese. If desired, a thin slice of hotdog can be added too. Microwave to melt the cheese. 

Confetti Crackers: Spread the saltines with peanutbutter or creamcheese, then let the kids choose from a variety of topping to decorate them with. Try shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins, peanuts, granola, chocolate chips, banana slices, small bits of jelly, shredded carrots, leftover holiday candy purchased on sale, thin apple wedges, grapes, canned pineapple chunks, and anything else which tickles your child's fancy.  

Cracker Stackers: Most folks have already thought of this one, but it is so good it bears repeating. Cut cheese into small squares. Cut baloney, other lunch meat, or boiled eggs into small slices. Spam is very good for this, I use a cheese slicer to make small thin slices. Arrange the meat and cheese on a plate with a lot of saltines. Allow the kids to make sandwiches, stacking them up as they see fit. If desired you can offer mustard or mayonnaise to go along with it. Tuna or chicken salad is also good on crackers, but I prefer it with pickle slices instead of cheese.

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