This post is about potatoes. I know the title and recipe are for Twix Ritz, the 3 ingredient treat that the kids love to make and claim taste like a Twix bar, but it’s really about potatoes. Last night Cade and I were taking turns reading stories out of the Ensign and one was called A Potato for the Teacher. Yes, we are that old couple that reads to each other at night, but we can talk about that another time. I’ll let you read the story yourself and maybe you’ll even take a moment to leave your thoughts, but I’ll tell you why this touched my heart so much.
As a young girl I watched my parents serve every chance they got. It didn’t have to be anything big, sometimes just a phone call or note, other times an entire Christmas provided for a sweet family in need. No matter what, my parents cared far more for the individual than anything else. I can’t tell you how many times we had people at dinner or staying at our house from our ward (our church is separated into wards, kind of like schools and districts). As an adult I’ve tried really hard to give as much as possible, but the more settled I get in life the more I feel like I have to do something special in order to give.
Sometimes I’ll get a thought to reach out to someone and I’ll immediately think of goodies, dinner, ding dong ditching, or some monetary gift. Often I’ll send a little text if someone pops into my mind, but in the end I’ve forgotten something important, it’s not what I think the person needs, it’s being whatever they need. I should be far more willing to actually stop by and visit with someone. That’s how life used to be. Why have we become a society that’s scared to be personal? And you have to admit it’s true. We text, wave, drop off goodies but we rarely stop in for good quality visits with people. And showing up, chatting and offering love is far more meaningful. I’m just saying, maybe it’s time to be more neighborly and watch out for each other in a more meaningful way.
Can Ritz Crackers Go Bad?
Snacks, such as pretzels and crackers, including Ritz crackers can be used up to 3 months past the expiration date.
Are Ritz Crackers Gluten Free?
Original Ritz crackers contain wheat flour and therefore are not gluten free.
Ritz does make a gluten free cracker that tastes as good as the original.
Are Ritz Crackers Dairy Free?
It may be surprising, but the buttery rich flavor in Ritz crackers does not come from butter.
Ritz crackers are completely dairy-free.
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- 2-3 ounces Almond Bark, melted, Milk Chocolate
- 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers
- 1 Cup Caramels, melted
- Line the crackers up on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Add a spoonful of caramel to every other cracker and top with the other cracker.
- Next, using a fork dip each cracker in the bowl of melted milk chocolate on each side, then lift it out, gently shaking the fork to allow excess chocolate to drip off of the crackers.
- Place on parchment and allow to set.
- Store in tupper ware.