Saturday, October 31, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
This morning when David got up the temperature was 42 and it hasn't moved. So he said it's time, meaning it's time for our soups. So he asked me what I needed and made the list and braved the sweater cold to go to the grocery store to get everything. While he was gone I peeled and diced potatoes and onions for both the soup bases. I also fried up some skinny sliced bacon and sliced up the leafy tops of celery to add to my soup. I have my soup which is a potato corn chowder, sooooo good and very easy to make. His is a spicy Tex/Mex soup similar to a menudo base but without the hominy and the tripe. He loves it but I end up correcting the spicy flavor of it because he doesn't know how to do it. But it always ends up the way he likes it. So right now both soups are on the stove on a very low slow simmer. Later I'll make my two-ingredient biscuits to go with the soups.
The recipe for two-ingredient biscuits is basically equal portions of self-rising flour and heavy cream. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If you are making this for just you and a significant other, make this with one cup of self-rising flour and one cup of heavy cream. If you are making biscuits for three or four people make it 2 or 3 cups equal ingredients. When you finish mixing the flour and cream together turn the mixture out onto a floured work surface and knead the mixture for a good 4 to 6 minutes and then roll it out to about a half-inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter or glass, touch the rim into flour so that when you cut the biscuits they don't stick to the glass or cutter. Lay the biscuits in a well-buttered cake pan, iron skillet, or whatever you want to bake them in that has a high side to it. Bake the biscuits for 8 to 12 minutes or until nicely browned on top, not dark brown. Serve hot. Perfect cold day for perfect hot soup and biscuits or is that the other way around. Whatever.
Y'all have a magical, safe day. Vote and wear a damn mask.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
|Lucy at my desk ignoring me when I want her to move.
Friday, October 16, 2020