This is a day off paid employment, so it is a day spent doing laundry, cooking prep for later in the week and yearly chores like washing the curtains in the basement and draining the hot water heater of sludge. But the kids are gone, so at least one nap occurred today as well. (insert big smiley face)
I decided to make drop biscuits from my mom’s recipe, but I didn’t have any baking powder. A quick Wikipedia search gave be both the chemical reasons for and possible substitutions. (Have I ever mentioned here how much I value having internet access vs. a TV?….not that you can’t have both) Anyhoo…
The recipe calls for 1 and 1/3 cups milk [2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup oil or shortening, 1 and 1/3 cups milk] but I am low on milk, and want to reserve 1/3 cup for the boxed mac ‘n cheese I will be making on Monday, so I took the milk I had
and thinned it with water.
The other substitution was 2 teaspoon baking soda plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice instead of the 2 teaspoons baking powder. Here are the drop biscuits on the cookie sheet:
Then I decided to work on Monday’s evening meal. I will be working that day, probably a long day, the kids will be home, so I am preparing in advance: Potatoes Au Gratin.
I used all the milk on the biscuits, so am using vegetable bullion here. Usually, I would use milk in the cheese sauce, it gives the finished product a nicer color.
Time for lunch:
More food prep:
And also for Monday supper: Blueberry pie. First the crust.
Whew! Time for dinner: