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Don’t worry, guys: I haven’t died; it’s just the end of tax season. Well to be more specific, it was the end of tax season. Now I am sitting here, in what remains of my life after pulling 10-12 hour work days, and trying to find the motivation to start working reconnecting with the rest of the world. Step one, put on glitter shoes; step two, use the internet for something other than Facebook. Before things went completely to hell, I did manage to work in another recipe from my new challenge book. I figured since my first recipe was from the “muffin” section, it only made sense for me to try something from the “biscuit” sections this time around. It’s all about balance, people. Okay, also what I have in the fridge, but you get what I am saying.
I went for the very first recipe in the section, and I was very, very pleased with the results. So was Andy. And Stanley who got up on the stove and ate the top off of a biscuit or two before we caught him.
- I only have one teeny issue with this recipe: I had to add a splash more of the cream than it called for, since I just couldn’t get the mixture so come together the way it was supposed to. This led to just a bit over-mixing, which the recipe warns you about. I think with a couple more tries, I will have this down perfectly, and I will be able throw together a batch in next to no time. Andy is already counting the days until he can say goodbye to the canned biscuits forever 🙂
Before heading out to St. Augustine this past weekend, Andy and I decided to try out a new eatery near the university. I’d heard some good things about Maple Street Biscuit Company, and they certainly had wonderful online reviews, but I will admit my ultimate decision to grab breakfast on the way out of town was prompted by my discovery that they offer a vegetarian sausage gravy biscuit.
I found out after I got there that I had misunderstood the menu a little. They have a biscuit that comes with sausage gravy, and in parentheses the online menu said “vegetarian option available” which I thought meant vegetarian sausage gravy. What they actually have is a mushroom and shallot gravy that has a lot of the same flavors and the same loveable kick. I will say I was the teeniest bit disappointed, but I will absolutely be going back for another round
We went a little overboard with our ordering and ended up with my vegetarian biscuit and gravy (with an over easy egg), the “Farmer Biscuit”, a plain biscuit with a side of apple butter and an iced pecan biscuit. We shared and sampled, but I tapped out way early on, and Andy, being the gallant man he is, offered to take care of the rest of the food for me. All and all a pretty amazing meal; my biggest complaint would be the ladle full of icing dumped over the pecan biscuit. We moved it to a clean plate after letting the excess icing run off the top; great biscuit, but I think from now on we’ll ask for the icing on the side.
Not a bad way to start a long weekend, huh?