Biscuits

Dear Boys,

Remember when we learned in Saxon Phonics that the word breakfast actually means break the fast?

What they say is true:  You’ll feel better if you eat breakfast.

Here is one of your favorite morning items

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In a round casserole dish or pie pan, melt 2-3 Tbsp. of butter at 400 degrees.  (By the way, sometimes in a recipe you’ll see T. for tablespoon and t. for teaspoon.  Just thought you might need to know that.

Bisquick

While the butter is melting, measure two cups of Bisquik into a mixing bowl.  I get the large box at Sam’s.  I think the Kroger brand is just as good if you are shopping for one person.

Check on your butter.  Don’t want it to burn.

Next you’ll need Sprite and sour cream.  The off-brand lemon-line soda works great, too. I have also made these biscuits when the drink was flat, and it was fine.

Sprite

(By the way, this is completely unscientific, and I am probably just imagining it, but I think squeezing a 2-liter bottle of soda like this gets the air out and keeps the drink “fizzy” longer.  You can ask Dad. He knows all that science-y stuff that I don’t.)

Pour the soda into a one-cup measuring cup until it is half full.  Then spoon the sour cream (regular, reduced fat, fat-free, any of it works great) into the soda.  Keep spooning until the liquid is to the rim of the cup.  This keeps the sour cream from sticking to the sides.

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Check the butter again.  Take it out of the oven if it’s melted.

batter

Stir until the batter looks like this.

You can stop here, and the biscuits will be fabulous.

Or you can add about half a cup of cheddar cheese.  Very yummy.

And if you really want delicious biscuits, throw in about 1/4-1/3 cup of cooked ground sausage or bacon.

(You can brown a big roll of sausage and keep it in the freezer for things like this.  For the bacon, I have found the big bag of Hormel bacon bits from Sam’s is tasty and a good price.  I divide it into three freezer bags, keep one out to use and put the others in the freezer.)  Of course, if you eat the bacon like popcorn, the cost per ounce goes waaay up.

Take the dish with melted butter out of the oven if you haven’t already.

Spoon dough onto the butter.  I start in the middle and then make a circle around that first biscuit.  You’ll get the hang of how much to put in each one.  You should have 8 or 9 biscuits in the end.

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Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees until they look like this!

Finished Biscuits

If you have roommates, they’ll be gone in minutes.  If you’re living alone, you can cover and stick in the fridge to reheat later in the oven.

Call me if you have any questions.

I love you!

Mom

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