April 23, 2012

My Biscuit [s] Story~

"We are out of biscuits."  So it's time to make biscuits.   The price of that package  of 20  frozen  buttermilk biscuits just keeps going up.

I recall being allowed to "help Mama" make biscuits before I was 5 years old.  Later I  learned to make biscuits in 8th grade  home Ec class.   The teacher taught us a different way..she rolled  then cut them out like cookies.  Naturally I was impressed. Now I knew the real way  to make biscuits.  That didn't make a bit of difference to Mama.  She continued to roll each one in her hand-never did try the modern way I showed her. 
I am not going to tell you I always made homemade biscuits when our children were growing up.  I definitely did not. Homemade biscuits did start showing up again in our farmhouse kitchen the last few years in Texas-even during the times when I was working fulltime and we both had to get a very early start in the morning.  After all..it only takes 20 minutes for them to bake.
In 2006 after the sale of the farm we moved back to Alabama to live closer to all our children and for some strange reason I never made homemade biscuits again..that's almost 6 years ago. Shame on me..I guess.
Back to finish the story that began: "We are out of biscuits."  That was last week and I have now made 3 batches..20 each time; quick frozen & loaded into freezer bags.  It's still quite easy to do..and still only 20 minutes to bake.  Frankly I cannot think of any reason to run to Wal-Mart for more unless I just want to spend more money.  We both think mine are  better than the great store bought product.  In case you are wondering about cost comparison-I will figure that out for you ..update to follow.
updated: April 27, 2012- without all the specific costs I did the math..conclusion= There may not be a big difference in cost [using wal mart Mary B's frozen biscuits] but for sure there's satisfaction of making your own,  controlling  additional ingredients used and if you make them one, even two batches of 20 each time to freeze..you won't have old frozen biscuits to throw away when you are not using them regularly.
Oh, yes another btw:  You have on hand the biscuit product that can be used for quicky/easy dumpling or cobbler or appetizer recipes..just let thaw and shape to size for whatever you are making..sounds like a good idea for a busy Mom with little ones or a working Mom with no time to spare.

1 comment:

  1. Yummo! That's one thing I have always loved about breakfast at my granny's house... homemade biscuits... I think I may follow your lead and make several bags to freeze... Yummmmmo!


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