Biscuits = Memory Lane

February 20, 2011

Hey, everybody! Alfredo here.

Have you ever laughed so hard that you peed your pants? I have. More than a few times, actually. What can I say? I come from a line of weak-bladdered women.

This past summer, I came extremely close to ruining my four-month streak of pee freedom. It was okay, though! I managed to hobble to the bathroom just in the nick of time.

Two of my cousins were arriving that day for their three-day long stay. As I walked in the door, everything seemed normal. We hugged each other and talked for a minute, and then I noticed that my cousin’s yellow flat-bill hat had what looked like a weird hamburger on it. And this hamburger had eyes, a mouth, and arms. It was obviously for a team because the hamburger was peering around a big yellow M. But what mascot is a burger?! You can imagine my confusion. My cousin told us that no, it wasn’t a burger; it was a biscuit. That’s right, a biscuit. The Montgomery Biscuits, Mongomery’s pro baseball team. He had just visited his grandma (on the side I’m not related to), and she had taken him to a Biscuit’s game.

 

Montgomery Biscuits

At this point, we were already laughing and teasing him for having a Biscuit’s hat, but it got even better. Apparently, at the half-time show, the Biscuit Bunch performed. This was where I started laughing uncontrollably. The thought of a stadium full of fans yelling, “Go Biscuits!” while the Biscuit Bunch danced along was more than my funny bone could bear.

This past Thursday, when Ms. Ruble told us we’d be making biscuits, my cousin’s crazy hat was the first thing that popped into my mind. Thankfully, though, our drop biscuits didn’t have eyes and arms. They had scrumptious apple (or garlic) butter instead! Maybe it was the Bisquick or all that cheese, but these were to die for.

 

Okay, so they're making pasta salad here. But see that ham in the measuring cup? It was amazing with the biscuits and apple butter!

We started out by mixing all the ingredients together (minus the garlic and butter) and then used two spoons to scrape the dough off and drop it onto the pan. Hence the name!

As they came out of the oven, we could smell the cheese mixed with the signature Bisquick scent, and my mouth watered in longing.

I tried two biscuits: one with garlic butter and one with apple butter. Being a Reese’s lover, I prefer sweet-and-salty tastes, so the apple butter topping on those cheesy biscuits was right up my alley. The garlic butter was still amazing, though, and would be a great side dish to some roasted or fried chicken (or anything, really!).

 

See those orange and blue bowls right there? We used them to put our butter and garlic powder in mise-en-place style.

Want to drop some cheesy biscuits of your own? Check out the recipe!

Cheesy Drop Biscuits with Garlic Butter (or Apple Butter!)

Ingredients:

1 cup of original Bisquick

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

apple butter (optional and delicious!)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl mix Bisquick and shredded cheese together. Add milk. Stir with fork until soft dough forms. On a cookie sheet (we covered it in parchment paper), drop dough by 5 or 6 spoonfuls (we got six out of our batches) about 2 inches apart. If you don’t use the parchment paper, lightly grease the baking sheet because the cheese will cause the biscuits to stick.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown (this time frame worked for us). In a small bowl, stir butter and garlic powder until well-mixed: brush on half of warm biscuits (or double butter and garlic powder for all of the biscuits). Serve warm and slather apple butter on those without garlic butter. Enjoy!

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