Thursday, July 24, 2014
Today was NOT one of those lovely pool days, it started out cold and stormy (did you hear about the tornado that hit a campground on the Eastern Shore?) and has been pretty overcast and gross for the rest of the day. The girls (all four of 'em) and I headed out to kill some time at TJ's and then the 'Jay, and then spent much of the afternoon vegging.
Today is the kind of day you want comfort food, a good book and a cup of hot tea. I made some biscuits last week and decided to document the process for the girls for when they are older.
this flour. This is the best biscuit flour, and Daddy has found a local source for it. Otherwise, you'll just have to get it when you go visit Lissie.
Place your cut bikkies on a baking stone (again, a worthwhile investment if you take after your mama with all the cooking and baking) as close together or far apart as you like.
You clean up your mess and kitchen (and make your sausage gravy and eggs) while the biscuits bake. 450 for 15 minutes or so.
Remember, don't overwork the dough.
Yes, you girls will be making biscuits with me in the kitchen for years to come before you move out on your own, but it doesn't hurt to have a tutorial for visual reference when you're out on your own years from now. Don't tell me you won't be wanting biscuits, and you know these are so much better than the can. :oP
Sorry there are no amounts, it's strictly an eyeballing it sort of thing. I truly believe you ladies can handle this. :o)
1. My beautiful, sun-kissed Beanie.
2. Her equally beautiful, sun-kissed sister.
3. Sweet, glorious garden candy!
4. Some people find them terrifying.
5. So beautiful!
6. The rain meant I didn't have to water the gardens today!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|My hummingbirds are guzzling the hummingbird juice these days. I'm making about two batches a week.|
So, yes, proceed with caution.
(If you're interested in more about butterfly scales and such, check out this YouTube channel. Destin is the creator and it's called "Smarter Everyday". We love his explorations and his joy and enthusiasm for all things science. He's a rocket scientist in Huntsville, and shares his love of science with his children and viewers.)
I was fascinated to learn that past a certain age, any sow will nurse any piglet, hers or not.
I was another wonderful HHD spent with family, exploring the beauty of the world around us. :o)