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Five friends and I had our annual summer get away last week, thanks to our friend Joanne Soma’s generous son, at Steve Soma’s lovely cabin in Michigan. We all came home walking independently, relaxed with friendship memories! We had a lazy afternoon on a pontoon on the lake, lots of good food and of course lots of conversation. We have slowed down some over the years, not so much shopping (we don’t things any longer), we are now content to spend time with each other. How lucky I feel to have such long standing special friends.
We all bring food, every year we vow not to bring so much but we always manage to have the cooler packed. One of the snacks I brought this year was herbed crackers. I’m not a fan of plain soda crackers but this recipe was one I will make again!
2 cups vegetable oil ( I used canola)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Two 0.7 oz. envelopes dry Italian dressing mix, such as Good Seasonings
1/2 tsp. dry red pepper
1 Tablespoon dried dill
one 1-pound box saltine crackers
In a large deep container with a tight-fitting lid (at least a 14 cup container) combine the oil, lemon juice, Italian dressing mix, red pepper and dill. Whisk well to combine. Add the crackers and turn them over a few times to ensure they are fully coated. Let stand for 24 hours, turning the crackers over twice. ( They will absorb the oil and seasoning will adhere to them) Store in covered container at room temperature for up to a week.
Have a great week!