Well, hello from the snowy Midwest! Just last weekend we got a foot of snow and as I look out my window, it looks like another foot is in the midst of falling. I doubt the plows are going to touch our neighborhood until later today, so consider it a snow day!
Ryan and I plan to get some work done, watch a couple movies, and generally do nothing. Oh, and I happened to buy three bottles of champagne…you know, just in case we need it.
Of course we had to start our day with an indulgent breakfast:
Biscuits made from scratch topped with scrambled eggs cooked the Julia Child way (try it –it rocks for a quick egg), veggie bacon and cheese slices.
Seriously amazing sandwiches, all thanks to a little elbow grease (and a lot of butter) in those biscuits.
Try it yourself:
(from Joy of Cooking)
1 ¾ cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
6 tbsp chilled butter or shortening
¾ cup milk
Preheat oven to 450°. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until the dough resembles small peas.
Make a well in the center and add milk. Stir with a spoon until just combined, then turn out onto a floured surface and knead with your hands 8-10 times. Roll out with a lightly floured rolling pin to ¼-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter (or a glass), cut dough into circles and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and enjoy!