I learned how to make buttermilk biscuits from scratch while living in isolation.
Holy shit, you guys. Mother Nature sent me to my room in March. She was not fucking around.
Anyway, I’m not saying I made the perfect batch. I’m just saying my next batch couldn’t be better if they were made by baby angels riding on unicorns.
The first batch was a bust.
Randy mixed the dry ingredients and for some reason read 1 teaspoon of baking soda as two tablespoons of baking soda.
He realized his mistake right off. I did my best to remove as much of the extra baking soda as I could, but the results were both a little flat and salty enough to melt off your tongue.
The second batch was gorgeous.
Seriously, that batch came out of the oven looking like Paula Deen made them. If Paula Deen was making them for Timothy Olyphant or Norman Reedus. Or whoever Paula Deen finds hot. Although, she could not go wrong with either of them.
However, the recipe calls specifically for frozen unsalted butter. I only had frozen salted butter. I cut down the salt and baking soda and they were pretty, but even with a fuck ton of jelly on them, they made you pucker up a little.
I have unsalted butter in my freezer right now.
The next batch will be perfect.
I’m going to make them perfect and freeze them. I’ll put them in a bag on the front porch for Joey when he stops by to pick up things he left behind when he moved out.
Our baby boy moved out.
Randy has had at least one child living with him for 36 years. I have had at least one child living with me for nearly 33 years.
I’m not weepy over an empty nest. I’m good with it. I just didn’t think we were going to have to do this during the apocalypse.
He’s been gone for two weeks. He’s doing great. He and his roommates are very responsible and he’s only 15 minutes away. It’s all good. But I’m still terrified.
Plus, he goes back as a food server this evening.
Again, terrified. I hope he stays safe.
I hope all of you stay safe. Hang on. We’ll get through this. I mean, most of us. I guess.
In the meantime, Randy and I decided to make a new recipe for World Whiskey Day, which was Friday. It’s super easy and tasty.