We are a small people, consisting of just my husband and I at the present, we don’t even have a goldfish to throw table scraps to. We do have a jade plant named Jade Austen (thank you, honey) but she doesn’t eat very much.
And she’s very quiet.
The hardest part about cooking for two people is that I am used to cooking for five people with very large appetites – which means I like to cook too much food at one time.
Way too much food.
Sometimes, however, I can make this quirk work to my own advantage.
*I love it when that happens*
I have discovered the joys of freezing left-over food. Let’s face it, if I just stuck my HUGE pot of spaghetti sauce in the fridge, we’d be eating it every meal for a week, and that’s just not going to help our darling little marriage along, now is it?
BUT – if I portion up the sauce into meal-sized quantities and freeze it, it’s there for a busy day to pop out and thaw and enjoy. Viola. *This* make for happiness and marital bliss.
So, here’s the recipe for my Quick and Easy, Big Batch Biscuits.
“These don’t even need jam…”
My hungry husband
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose white flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
5-8 Tablespoons butter (or your choice of shortening)
1 1/2 cups milk
Sift together the dry ingredients, then cut in the fat until the flour has reached damp-sand consistency. Now, add the milk and blend briefly, until all the flour is wet and the dough is sticking together.
Now, I suppose you could gently roll out the dough and cut your biscuits like that, but I had other things to do at the time, so I just spread the biscuit dough out onto a greased baking sheet and baked them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Check them often though, my oven is funny remember and there ain’t nothing worse than burnin’ your biscuits!
“Howdy ma’am, this here’s my boss,
and he has some choice words to say about your biscuits...”
After they’d cooled, I simply cut them into squares and served them like that. Then, I quartered the remaining biscuits and stuck them in the freezer for another day.
“Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.”