My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-80

biscuits


 Today’s tip for Amazingness:

A Plate Full of Biscuits

Musings of a Southern Girl

Down here in the south we take biscuits seriously!  Everybody’s momma or grandmomma makes the best biscuits and you can’t argue that!  Now, I know that many of you are not from the south, so let me explain what a biscuit is.  A biscuit is similar to what the British call a scone, but not so fancy.  It is a made with flour and the leavening agents are baking soda and baking powder.  You make a dough with cold butter that is worked into the flour by hand until it looks like corn meal before you add in the liquid and a really good fluffy biscuit has lard!! DO NOT TOUCH IT TOO MUCH; Cardinal rule of biscuit making! The end result is round bready bits of wonderful in varying degrees of fluffyness!  Recipe below.

Biscuits are eaten any time of the day and in many ways, sort of Forrest Gump descriptive: Biscuits and gravy, biscuits and jelly, biscuits with ham, biscuits with steak, biscuits with sausage, biscuits with butter, biscuits plain, biscuits with buttermilk, biscuits with bacon, biscuits with apples and cheese, broiled biscuits, on a casserole, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack…well “That- that’s about it.”  Basically if you want a biscuit, cuz I know you do, you can legitimately eat it any time you want- booyah! Oh yea! Snap! Bam!

One of my favorite ways to eat it is the next day split, buttered, and broiled and then I’m always glad I have two pieces because I can’t ever decide if I’m going to put jelly on it or just butter, so I do one half each way.  That is to say unless I have apple butter, which is another of God’s gifts to the south! Side note, down here it is called jelly unless it is preserves which are lumpy, but you may call it jam, it’s OK, we know what you mean.

My Mamame used to put the leftover biscuits on a plate and stick it in the cupboard;  no plastic wrap, no Tupperware, just on a plate in the cupboard!  It was the greatest thing to wake up in the morning and find a plate full of yesterday’s biscuit.  They would dry out a little and make them perfect for broiling.  Down here that is what we call “smack your momma good!”. mmmMMMMmmm!

How serious do we take biscuit makin’? When I was 18 I couldn’t make biscuits, gasp!!! and that same grandmother told me “How do you expect to find a husband if you can’t make a biscuit!”  Aaaand people, she was serious!  Then my mother gave me a wooden “biscuit makin’ bowl” with the instructions that if I didn’t make biscuits I had to return the bowl!  It’s serious y’all!  I still have the bowl!

Recently I was in Michigan and had a picnic dinner where someone brought her “famous” biscuits.  They were sourdough and made in a muffin tin, ummmm no, just no.  After dinner one of the fellas asked “How did you like my mom’s famous biscuits?”  to which I had to reply “Well, those were good bready things, but there were NOT biscuits”.  Fortunately he laughed, I’d hate to offend the Michiganders and normally we say “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”, but really people; this was serious-we were talking about biscuits here!

Now, excuse me while I go eat my biscuits and have a glass of tea; notice I didn’t call it sweet tea because that is a given y’all, but that is another story.


Biscuit recipe:  Now, don’t y’all write in fussin’, I know that’s not how your momma made them, but you can share Your momma’s recipe with us in the comments.

3 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

6 tbsp shortenin, (it is just a southern word for the fat-Crisco, butter, lard)

1 cup of milk

Sift flour (this is something we used to do, but no longer needed) and sift with baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with 2 knives (fingers work well too). Add milk.  Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead lightly and pat into sheet 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with floured cutter (most of us just use an inverted glass-fancy no?)  Bake in a hot oven (450 Fahrenheit) 12 minutes.

 

Biscuit recipe 2

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp shortening

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, soda, and shortening until shortening is well mixed into (cut in) the flour.  Use your hands and you can tell by the feel when the shortening is completly mixed in.  Addd buttermilk and mix well.  The mixture will be moist, you will need to add more flour until you reach the “right” consistancy to have a ball or dough (don’t fuss with it too much).  Roll out and cut.  Bake 325 for about 20 minutes.

There are as many biscuit recipes as there are southerners.  Here are a few links to some more:

Alton Brown

Paula Deen

18 biscuit recipes from Southern Living

Enjoy!


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My journey to amazing:

My Shaklee Life: My husband and I love having a Shaklee business. We enjoy the income it brings in, but more than that we really love the fact that every day I get to help someone else be healthier and help them be their best version of themselves. We love what Shaklee means to the environment and community as well!  In our journey to amazing I – Lisa intend to grow my business and help more people and have fun in the process. If you’d like to learn more about Shaklee email us at burbachulous@gmail.com.

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My Life of Well Being: It is my determination to be more fit, and develop healthy holistic attitudes towards my health and my body.  I choose to do this through education, exercise, caring for myself, and healthy eating and Shaklee.

Here is my Shaklee 180 fitness plan.  If you you’d like to join me ask me about becoming a member and having access to the 180 fitness plan, meal plans and nutrition guides.

Every morning I drink a Life Shake and take a Life Strip- Strip and Shake!

My 180 Fitness Program:

Monday & Thursday: Upper

Tuesday & Friday: Core

Wednesday & Saturday: Lower

I also add in Yoga and Tai Chi and Dolphin Pushups -oof and walking!

What is 180?  Take a look at this video, but take note that the 180 shake has been upgraded and improved to the new Life Shake.

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  100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!


What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days? This blog is a journey, an exercise in learning ways to be the best me, I can be and to help you be the best you, you can be while I’m at it!

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

All photography is by me. Feel free to share, but I ask that you credit the photo to my Lisa Wright Burbach.  To see more of my photos visit my flickr site and Instagram listed to the right.  I also have some photography on Pinterest.

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One thought on “My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-80

  1. It's the Thought That Counts says:

    Recipe 1 is mine, but I use buttermilk when I can. You surely know the importance of biscuits as any true southern girl would. Of course, you were raised right. 🙂 . Biscuits in the cupboard on a plate brings back warm memories. I’m glad to know you still have the wooden bowl.

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