Monday, April 20, 2009

Here a Biscuit, There a Biscuit

You mean to tell me that you way more savvy than me in the kitchen women out there don't have fabulous homemade biscuit recipes of your own!?! So you must beg and plead and threaten me with bodily harm to get my made up by accident recipe for sour cream/cheddar/ green onion drop, because I am to lazy to roll and cut out, biscuits.

OK then...
here ya go.

  • First decide that you must do something with that 16 oz tub of sour cream that you forgot to take to church last week.
  • Buy a packet of green onion dip powder thinking that making the dip will encourage you to eat those baby carrots you bought the week before you were assigned the sour cream.
  • Mix the dip... eat half... forget about the rest. (This may just be the most important step)
  • Make a decision to do SOMETHING with that one pound block of sharp cheddar that you now have two of because you bought one on shopping day not realizing there was one already at home hiding in the back of the meat drawer.
  • Run out of rice and try to think of some other starch to serve for dinner.
  • Remember the mass amounts of cheese in the fridge and the yummy cheese biscuits you ate at Red Lobster a few weeks ago.
  • Look up eight different recipes for cheese biscuits and realize that you are missing key ingredients for each.

Do this:

Mix in a large bowl
4 cups flour
2 Tbsp baking POWDER
2 tsp baking SODA
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup + shredded cheddar (+ because remember I had LOTS of cheese)

Now, here the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of thinly sliced green onions and 2 cups of half and half, neither of which I had.


That was the sound the light bulb in my head made as it turned on when I remembered the sour cream turned green onion dip hiding in the bottom drawer next to the remainder of the baby carrots. But, is it still good? I opened it. No mold. I sniffed... it smelled... well, like sour cream turned green onion dip. We are all still alive so it must have been OK. lol.

So I added what must have been at least a cup of the dip and used nonfat milk to make the dough moist enough to stick together. Then I dropped it in sloppy handfuls onto a pan. I basted them with a healthy coating of melted BUTTER (um... these are not diet food) and put them in a 375* preheated oven.

18-20 minutes later (or maybe longer cuz I sort of forgot about them, but then remembered them before it was too late) I pulled them out of the oven and they were GOOD! And they were HUGE! The kids had two each and wanted more but I was afraid of tummy problems that may be cause by mass amounts of bread product containing questionable sour cream turned onion dip.

So there you have it.
My recipe for sour cream/ cheddar/ green onion biscuits. Now aren't you sorry you asked.


DaNella Auten said...

You are pretty good with words Beck... write much?
Yeah I know, my blog has been bare lately... toooooo much going on. And not all of it postable... (made up a word there...)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I love those happy accidents in the kitchen. The hubs always says "Great soup hon, think you can make it again????

I'm a huge see what we have and then go from there kinda girl!

Way to go!!!

They looked great!


sara said...

oh my goodness that was hilarious! And so great to find a woman after my own heart!!!! so many times people ask me for recipes and I have come up with them in exactly the same way!!! too funny!

beckyjomama said...

I am sooooo gonna try this ... now if I can just make it half as fun as all that we will be in business!!!

Shawna said...

That was SO awesome! And sounds exactly like how I would stumble upon a new recipe, down to the last accidentally buying cheese when I already had some, and then kicking myself for doubling up on an expensive item.

I'm popping by from 2nd Cup. Good luck on the 30x5! My daughter is also named Kiah...only we spell it Kaya. Love your spelling!

Mama Kat said...

I'm expecting a tray to go with the manicotti this evening. Thank you. ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

Could you be any more brilliant? Seriously? Could you? Love this : ).

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

You have missed your calling... you need to go on the road and do stand up.

You. are. hilarious!!!

Tabi said...

Sounds sooo yummy!!! Wouldn't you just feel so much better if you made them for me though??? Hehehe

Kate in NJ said...

Sometimes, you are so much like me, I think you are related(but you look so normal,so I know it's not true).

Sandy Toes said...


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Together We Save said...

I love the picture of your crazed self and the quote "Be patient God isn't finished with me yet" is a saying I have always loved. It was my youth group's theme my teenage years and I believe my parents church still uses it.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ok i have a tub of ricotta cheese that I am so not sure what to do with... any ideas:) seriously you are my kind of cook :)

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Ha! My recipe posted yesterday was the opposite of this. I actually told people they had to be like a chemist with OCD to bake. Looks like you proved me wrong--I'll have to give them a go!

Karen Deborah said...

there you have it, necessity is the mother of invention. I love to cook like this!