Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eggs, Molasses, Biscuits and Baseball

Saturday morning. Overcast sky. Think I'll warm the kitchen by baking buttermilk biscuits. David adds a couple of eggs to his plate. I douse my biscuits with molasses. Molasses made over at the Gurganuses this past fall.
 Where the molasses on my biscuit came from....

Biscuit Recipe I have used for 34 years.The same recipe my grandma Sarah used. Instead of using lard, I use Spectrum organic vegetable shortening.

~Combine all the dry ingredients in a sifter.
~4 cups of flour~ combination of unbleached and whole wheat.
~2 tablespoons baking powder~
~dash salt~ I usually don't use salt. If I do it's only a dash, less than 1/2 teaspoon.
~Add 12 tablespoons of shortening. Mix together til crumbly.
~ 1 1/2 cups nonfat buttermilk~ Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk.
~Mix. If too dry add just a few drops of buttermilk at the time. If too wet add a little flour. Knead/mix until a soft dough.
~Pinch off desired size for biscuits.
~ Biscuits best placed slightly touching and on a warm pan.
~Bake in hot preheated 450 degree oven. 12-15 minutes. ~Enjoy!

Time for some T-Ball
Heading home
Watching the ball....Ready...
Lunch, and sitting near the dugout

Enjoying watching Malachi

Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekly Scrapbook Collections

William Stafford

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This is Why I Like My Job

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."