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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I think winter is coming

I think our weather is taking a turn for more winter like weather this week. It has rain most of the day, although light rain. But tonight it is supposed to change over to snow and we are to get a lil accumulation. Not to mention it is going to get very cold. My body don't do cold weather these days. It sure makes the arthritic joints hurt pretty bad. So if it gets cold I reckin I will just stay inside. I am hoping my perennial plants that are starting to sprout and get tender green buds don't get froze out. Last weekend I noticed the daylillies had lil green shoots coming up and the lilacs have tender buds. Such is life. I sure would hate to dig holes and plant over. Oh well.

My lil hens are sitting pretty on nests with eggs. Only problem is they are in the hen house with the other hens that still want to use the nest. I have one lil hen that will get off her eggs to eat and somebody else will go sit down to lay and when she is ready to go back on the eggs she just sits down in what ever nest box is empty. Bless her heart, I think if she is to raise a family she will need to adopt or chic nap her babies. I am sure this event is going to get interesting. I can see me hand raising babies in the house this winter. Oh my!!! Well sure wont be a first.

I like to search recipes online and get ideas to replicate things we enjoy. One of those things happens to be the biscuits from Red Lobster restaurant. Those things are to die for. I can really make a meal of the biscuits and a soda when we eat out. But I do like the coconut shrimp too. Any way I found a copycat recipe online that was pretty close to the one they use. I think I finally got it down by tweaking it a lil bit. So for the ones familiar with those biscuits I thought I would share the recipe I use now.

Cheddar Bay biscuits

2 1/2 cups baking mix(Bisquick)
5 tablespoons soft butter(real butter)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese(needs to be fairly fine)
1/2 teaspoon of parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cups milk or to make a medium dough(soft but not too soft)

With a pastry blender cut butter into baking mix till has pea size balls of butter. Stir in garlic powder and parsley. Mix cheese in evenly. Now add milk to make dough. (the dough should be a lil softer than regular biscuit dough that you would knead)

Now drop dough by Tablespoons full on a buttered cookie sheet.

Melt about 1/2 cup butter with 1 teas garlic powder, 1/2 teas salt, 1 teas fine parsley flakes. Stir well and brush on biscuits before baking them. now bake at 400 degrees till lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush again with the melted butter mixture. Serve hot. These are so dang good. Try these with a good soup or stew.

Hope you enjoy these with your family as much as we do. Not much else happening here on the farm. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.

Stella

2 comments:

Deb said...

Yea! Now I'm gonna be the Nana of the year! My grands and I love those biscuits. We'll be making them this weekend.

Claygirl said...

Stella,
I can just see you with your little "incubator-chickie-house" in YOUR house! What fun you'll have!
Sheri (Claygirl)