For anyone who grew up watching Star Wars, May the 4th has become a fun geeky day to reminisce the often iconic, “May the Force be with you.”
I did a little background check on George Lucas, the filmmaker who gave us not only Star Wars but also the Indiana Jones movies.
George grew up in Modesto, CA and wanted to be a race car driver, however all that changed after a near fatal accident right before he graduated from High School. He realized a new passion after enrolling in a local community college where he learned about cinematography and camera tricks. Eventually, he ended up going to the University Southern California and caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola. His first film attempt was a failure, but, he didn’t quit. He persevered and went on to direct some of the most loved films of this century.
What can we learn from the director of Star Wars? DON”T QUIT!
Sometimes life throws s a curveball, but that doesn’t mean our life is over, it just might mean we are on a different path. Like I mentioned, George Lucas had thought he would become a race car driver; instead, he brought pod racing to the big screen.
And while you are contemplating your next intergalactic adventure, treat yourself and your family to some Cheese Crackers that you can make from scratch. They are sure to put on a smile on your favorite Wookie or add some spring in the step of Storm Troopers in your household.
DIY Cheese Crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3 cups shredded cheese. I used Sharp Cheddar, but a mix of Cheddar and Pepper Jack would be great!
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teas. sea salt
1 cube butter – cut into pats and room temp.
Mix all the ingredients until blended and fine. Use a food processor or crumble between your fingers.
Then add 4 Tbs ice water, one spoon at a time. Mixing until the dough forms into a ball. It might take a bit more water..you will have to be the judge of that.
Divide dough in half. Roll out on parchment paper until thin. The thinner the dough the crispier the cracker!
Cut into 1 inch squares with pizza cutter. Poke center of cracker with toothpick.
Slide parchment onto cookie sheets.
Bake for 20-23 minutes until golden brown. Leave on cookie sheets while they cool to allow crackers to continue to crisp.
Store in airtight containers or go ahead and put them in snack size baggies so they are ready to add to lunches!
Can also be used on sups and salads!
From my kitchen to yours!
May the FORKS be with you!