biscuits + berries

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Made gluten-free buttermilk biscuits for me and about 12-13 of my invisible friends over the weekend. Just now getting around to finishing them off, actually. The first thing I did was get a recipe online here…then I just switched out the regular flour for GF flour.

It wasn’t until I got home from the store that I realized I’d forgotten the buttermilk! So, I hopped online again and found a substitute…it’s 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Combine them, let sit for 5 minutes, then mix and it’s ready to use. Lucky I had milk and lemons, though!

I popped the biscuits in the oven and decided to make an impromptu strawberry shortcake (for one, obvs). I cut up some strawberries, sprinkled them with sugar and let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge. I also decided that since I don’t care for whipped cream (yeah, I said it!) I’d cheat a little and use the cheesecake mix of a Jello No-Bake Cheesecake kit instead. I mixed the cheesecake up, according to the directions on the box, then added a little lime juice (like a tablespoon) totally as an experiment – thought it’d go well with strawberries. By the time all that was done the biscuits were ready. I ate one with butter straight out of the oven – as it’s written into law somewhere that you have to do that – even if you burn your mouth (which I did).

The biscuits were good! Not the best I’ve ever eaten but they were a nice GF alternative and the dog LOVED them so, you know…BONUS!

Once the cheesecake had time to set up in the fridge I was ready to start building my shortcake…made a big mountain of it…like so…

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…proceeded to take three bites, then felt full. Guess that test biscuit I ate took up all the room I had in my tum. Don’t worry I didn’t waste it, I wrapped it up and finished it the next day…for breakfast.

My eyes are definitely much larger than my stomach, lately. It could be stress or old age or both, who knows. Last night for dinner I ate naked chicken wings (no breading) and arepas…have you ever had arepas? They are made with corn, totally gluten free. I buy the frozen kind. They’re damn good with chicken wings…remind me of pancakes or waffles…except there’s a bit of cheese in them. Anywho, I ate one arepa and 3 chicken wings (drummettes, actually)….then I was full…and ate the rest for breakfast...this is my life now, apparently.

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Top Photo: Artur Rutkowski    Bottom Photo: Aimee McEwen
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