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I love sleeping in.  Like a lot.  I am like a teenager in that on the weekends I could easily sleep in until 10 or 11 in the morning.  But last Saturday?  I was up at 7:45.  I went to the bathroom and told myself it was too early to get up and I went back to bed.  Only one problem.  I was wide awake!  Try as I might, I could not fall back asleep.  So I got up and made biscuits.

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Lately I’ve been using unsweetened cashew milk in place of milk and I love it.  It’s only 25 calories a cup and it’s delicious.  These biscuits are so easy to put together.  My secret though?  I keep sticks of butter in my freezer and grate the butter right into the flour mixture, then use a fork to mix the dough together so that my hands don’t warm up the butter.  Super cold butter into a hot oven is the key to fluffy and delicious biscuits.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together.  Shred the butter right into the dough.  Put the egg in a dish and whip until combined, and then add the egg and milk to the flour mixture and using a fork, mix just until all the flour is incorporated.  Roll the dough into about a 1/2 inch circle and using a biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass!) cut into biscuits.  Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes.

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I ended up using one of the biscuits for my breakfast sammie.  So good!

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Work was boring as usual.  I told my co-worker though that I’d bring her lunch because the last of my Blue Apron dinners didn’t fly so well with Hannah and Jacob.  I think the word “lentil” scared them away!  This was definitely took a lot longer than the other meals I’ve made – probably 45 minutes from beginning to end.   The best part?  The fried rosemary on top.  Tony was the first person to tell me about fried rosemary and it is amazing – try it!  This meal also made a lot of sauce – like about 4 servings worth!

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In case you are wondering, I have the most amazing photo studio!

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I had to leave work early for my diabetes doctor appointment.  It’s getting darker earlier, there is so much construction on I-90, but I gave myself 30 minutes to get there.  Only one tiny problem.  The signage is all different because of the construction, it was dark and I was driving behind a big truck when all of a sudden I realized I missed my exit.  Damn!  I thought, no problem, I’ll just get off at the next exit and turn around.  Um, no.  The next exit?  SEVEN miles away and it was the exit to go to O’Hare Airport.  Now its inching towards 5:00 p.m., rush hour, and what I thought could be a 10 minute delay, turned into 50 minutes.  I tried calling the office but the service picked up.  I finally made it to the doctor office at 5:30 – 45 minutes late, when just as I pulled in, I saw my doctor pull out.  Fudge crackers.  

So now I’d been driving for an hour and fifteen minutes and I had another 45 minute drive before I got home.  So crazy.  The only good thing?  I came up with this dinner on the drive home.  I told the kids that we were having leftovers for dinner because we had enough food in the fridge.  Hannah fixed herself breakfast, Jacob ate chicken off of a rotisserie chicken and me?  I made this chorizo seasoned burger over crispy potato rounds.

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The last time I got together with my friend Jacky she gave me this chorizo seasoning in a jar.  OMG.  So good!  I mixed that into my beef patty and cooked it off with sliced mushrooms on the side. 

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I couldn’t decide which picture to post of my dinner, so you get all three.  You’re welcome.  The spicy bbq sauce brought it all together – who even needs a bun when you have potatoes?!

I am not looking forward to snow.  The weather reports have us getting up to 8 inches of snow tonight and I have a brunch in Oak Park tomorrow so I hope it’s not too bad.  I don’t like driving in bad weather.  The only time I like snow is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and then I want it all to melt Open-mouthed smile

Okay, we can do this – only one more day until the weekend!  Make it a great day!

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  • yourtwin
    November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Morning Biz! Question: Can you use skim milk in the biscuits instead of cashew milk?

    • Biz319
      November 20, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Yep! Any milk will work ??

    • Dex
      January 11, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Fudge crackers,,hilarious

  • Charlie Hills
    November 20, 2015 at 8:24 am

    You’re a simple biscuit.

    • Biz319
      November 20, 2015 at 8:26 am

      I knew you would say that! ???

  • Diana
    November 20, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I am with you on the snow. I want it Christmas Eve and day and then I am done with it. Unfortunately I live in the Buffalo area so that isn’t likely. But knock on wood, no snow here yet!

  • Helen
    November 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I immediately thought of you this morning when I heard the Chicago areas was getting snow. I have to admit I said out loud, “Better there than here!” LOL. Have a great weekend.

  • Helen
    November 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I immediately thought of you this morning when I heard the Chicago area was getting snow. I have to admit I said out loud, “Better there than here!” LOL. Have a great weekend.

  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    November 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Your food photos – Oh, hell yeah! Have a good weekend, Biz! (P.S. I love that you made biscuits because you couldn’t sleep.)

  • Tia G.
    November 20, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I remember eyeing your IG pic of those biscuits and salivating at it. Oops.
    That is a great little tip about the butter! I might even try making my own from scratch! Happy Weekend Biz!

  • Jan
    November 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I have never ever made biscuits. Will have to try. And that burger looks amazing! How do you get your mushrooms to look so carmelized? Do you cook those in butter?
    Gosh, you are good!

  • Erica
    November 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Those biscuits look perfect!! I wish i could sleep in…I saw the pictures of the snow- looks crazy! Stay warm!!

  • Erin
    November 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Hope you didn’t get too much snow! It glazed over Omaha last night but was gone by the time I got up! And yummm biscuits. I just made biscuits last night to have with my tomato soup. Brr!

  • Fran
    November 23, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I am exactly like you when it comes to snow! Chances we get snow are smaller than where you live but it’s a possibility. Hopefully it wasn’t too bad for you this weekend.

    I have learned to appreciate lentils. I don’t eat them often because R. doesn’t like them but when I do, I always ask myself why I don’t eat them more. Lentil soup: yum!

  • Pam
    December 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    You really need your own cooking show on the Food Network! Thanks for the awesome tip about freezing the butter. Who knew?! And fried rosemary? I’ll have to try that too.