Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TWD—A Tragic Story About Maple Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

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They look good, don’t they.  Well, this is the sad story with a tragic ending to six poor little, short-lived Maple Cornmeal Drop Biscuits that are this week’s pick for Tuesdays With Dorie, chosen by Lindsay of A Little Something....Sweet!

I made half a recipe which made seven lovely, perfect cornmeal biscuits with a hint of sweetness from the maple.   They were super simple to make with everyday cornbread/biscuit ingredients.  The only thing I used different from the recipe is I used 2% milk instead of whole milk. 

After the biscuits baked and cooled just slightly, I prepared one for its photo shoot and some tasting. 

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Ooh, looking good.  Work it baby, work it. ( The photo shoot was going splendidly.)

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Oh yeah, show us what you’re made of, Biscuit.  Nice.  A little sweetness and you’re done with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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It was a great photo shoot.  And the biscuit tasted great, too.

I tucked the other six away in an airtight container so they could be eaten that evening for dinner with some chili I made.  Minutes before we sat down to eat, I threw them on a baking sheet in a hot oven to warm them again as Dorie suggested in the recipe.  We ate chili and whatever other things I’d prepared for dinner.  Finished, cleaned up and dinner was a done deal.

Then it just all the sudden hit me—the biscuits were still in the  warm oven (that had been turned off, but was still quite warm)!!  I pulled the brown hockey pucks out of the oven.  Unless anyone likes eating rocks, these were destined to their permanent home in the trash.  sigh  Well, pooh.

I am sure worse things have happened and I am glad I at least got to taste the one lucky one and it was good.  So that’s it.  Tragic, I know. ;)

I’m sure there were a lot more successful biscuit stories out there in TWD Land.

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Some cute pictures will make up for it.  On Saturday, Sam decided to make “tickets” for us to be invited to a picmik he was planning.  Taylor, Parker and I all were invited.  Taylor got in on the food planning and he and Sam did it all themselves.   They even made peanut butter sandwiches and picked out all the crackers and things to go with it and there we were at 10 a.m. on Saturday having our picmik lunch outside.  It was a beautiful day and we had just “hiked” up to the water tower near our house.  It could not have been more cute to hear Sam keep saying picmik over and over. 

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You can see the water tower with the white top in the distance there.  I have hiked up to it many times and Parker and Scott have, too.  But for the first time, Taylor and Sam went with me, as well as Parker (Kevin was on a Boy Scout camp out with Scott).  The little guys did just fine and it was some great little exercise for the day.  Sam was so proud to have made it up to the tower. 

That night, we roasted marshmallows at the kitchen stove and made s’mores.  It was a big mess, but the boys loved it.

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Okay, that’s all.

20 comments:

Lisa Ernst said...

Sorry about the biscuits, but glad you got to try one. That's too cute about Sam's picmic and it looks like you all has so much fun! Must be great to have all those open spaces and hiking opportunities just outside your door.

Pamela said...

I never correct Christian when he says the wrong word. He's been calling lunch "munch"' for as long as be could speak. I can't stop that cuteness! Tough break on the biscuits, but at least you got to enjoy one of them!

Leslie said...

I actually left a whole pie in the oven before...yes tragic! Love your pictures

Lisa said...

At least you got to eat one really good biscuit. The picmic looks so fun. Your boys are just great.

Flourchild said...

Well heck, it's good you got to taste them before they burnt!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Yes, at least you had a taste! They look good and the picnic pictures are just precious! :)

Cindy said...

Your boys are too cute. I'm glad you at least got to taste one, They are worth making again. Have a great day.

Kristen said...

It seems like every other time I put bread in the oven to make cheese toast, I forget it and burn it to cinders. Sometimes we moms just get too busy for our own good!

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear about the demise of your biscuits but I'm glad you got to enjoy one :) Your boys are too cute, love the picnic.

jillbert said...

Too bad about the biscuits! We've all done things like that, and you're right that it could have been much worse. Your picmic looks like it was very fun. I'd love a peanut butter sandwich and some Cheez-its for lunch!

Mary said...

I was looking at your pictures and reading, trying to figure out where the tragedy was, as that biscuit looked perfect! Too bad about the others, but at least you got to try one. Great picnic photos too!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I wish I was better at recording all of these cute childhood stories. You will look back on this post and smile! what a cute boy (and too bad about the biscuits...)

Paige said...

How come we don't have pictures of the hockey pucks? Oh, well, it happens to everyone. I love the way you told it. And I loved the pictures of the picmic...

Nicole said...

I over baked mine, so mine were quite dry. I'm glad that you got to try them first. I liked that they had a subtle sweetness from the maple syrup.

Gourmified said...

oh that is so tragic! At least your biscuits started out perfect!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Awww, what a tragic biscuit story! I have done a similar thing about a million times where I'll forget I'm rising dough in the turned off oven, then turn it on later for another recipe, forgetting about the dough! Ugh. Anyway, this is a wonderful recipe nonetheless. You have a great blog and I'm so glad to have found it! :) I'll be coming back soon.

Jessica said...

So sorry about your biscuit tragedy - but the cute "picmik" pictures definitely make up for it. I love the little mispronunciations. My very-grown-up six year old still says "bapamatism" for baptism and "sgabetty" for spaghetti and I hope she never stops. :)

cakeflower said...

Sorry about the biscuits...glad you got one though! And I LOVE the smore's salad..Will have to try that with my boys. Thanks for baking along with me.

TeaLady said...

You are not alone!! Don't you hate that. But at least you got to photo/try one.

sarah k @ the pajama chef said...

hi katrina! i blogged about these biscuits for the SRC october reveal today. :) come check it out- we loved them!!