Archive for November, 2008

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Recipe of the Day: Savory Biscuits

Oldest Daughter and I were looking at magazines this past weekend and we came upon a biscuit recipe with “stuff” in it.  Well, when I decided to fix them last night to go with our Chipotle Fried Chicken, I couldnt locate the recipe so I just reworked my biscuit recipe to great success.  Here you go:


Preheat oven to 475. Chop a half a cup or so of shallots.  Add these and 1/2 cup finely grated Asiago or other flavorful cheese to 2 cups White Lily Self Rising Flour, 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, 1 tsp salt mixed with 1/2 cup lard (or shortening if you insist) to resemble coarse cornmeal (usual biscuit dough prep).


To this add 1 cup more or less cultured buttermilk. And mix to make a soft dough – as usual DO NOT over handle this! Fold it over a couple of times onto itself to form layers.


Cut with 2 inch sharp biscuit cutter and remember DO NOT twist your cutter…this will seal the sides and you wont get the rise you want.


Bake for 15-18 minutes at 475.  Brush with melted butter and serve.


I served these with Chipotle Fried Chicken and Fresh Asparagus.



Thanksgiving Card

Ellynanne over at Apron Memories has created a free download for you to enjoy! You can either send it via email or you may download and print it.  It is just so lovely.  It reminds me of my Great Aunt Ada’s house SO much.  So may memories. Thanks Ellynanne!




Today Husband is making meat pies (yeah like the famous Natchitoches meat pies only better). I will see about posting his recipe soon.  Of course you could have it and a bunch of other great recipes if you wanted a copy of my cookbook. And then he and I are going to the grocery store to do our Thanksgiving shopping.  We will have our big feast on Saturday.  We try to accommodate the other parts of the family if we can.  HUGE menu planned.

Tomorrow  is Husband’s appointment with the surgeon about his nerve thingy.  I am sure surgery will be scheduled for between the holidays.  If I have my way he will be home until Mid February but I am not holding my breath.

We had a WONDERFUL time last night over at the Whitakers. We did the bonfire thing, roasted hot dogs, ate smores, drank homemade wine, campfire coffee and laughed until we hurt…you know the usual stuff.  Seriously we always have such a great time with this family.  Ours is one of the truest friendships I have ever had.  You know the people who come through your life (and hopefully stay a very long time) who you can truly, honest and truly be yourself with them.  No judgements, no secrets, just everything out there on the table.  Plus our kids are best friends.  So that certainly ads to the harmony.  Anywho, hopefully they will post some pictures of the festivities since of course I forgot my camera.

Have a wonderful day.  Follow my lead and try to get something accomplished.

Photo of the day from Rachel’s file:


one of our pumpkins from this year’s patch

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