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The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … #18


.The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … #18

Eating Mistakes

when I was married and now as a widower ... the magic has yet to arrive. 

I cannot, and have never been able to, make simple everyday run of the mill biscuits. I tried when I was single. Even more so when I was married … and now as a widower … the magic has yet to arrive. Believe me, I’ve been anticipating and listening for an unfamiliar knocking at the door. So, having been discouraged and humiliated repeatedly from attempting the baking arts, I accidently saw on the store baking items shelf a package mix promising fresh, hot and easy to make Southern biscuits. Throwing caution, and forty years of ridicule and failure to the wind, I bought a package.

The package instructions said add three quarters cup of milk to the mix and stir gently; don’t overmix. Continuing on … place the dough on a floured surface, roll to one half inch thickness and cut out biscuits … placing them in a four hundred fifty degree oven. Well … what that bunch of package instructions got me was nearly liquid dough that had the adhesive properties and longevity of wood paneling glue. Even after adding two handfuls of self-rising flour to the mixture, I was fighting a nightmare. One reason I didn’t take photographs was because I had the stuff all over me, the kitchen and floured board. I certainly didn’t want a camera I couldn’t let go of for a week. With a lot of effort and determination, I cut out two biscuits that quickly lost their Southern biscuit integrity, gave up and just added two pieces of remaining dough to the greased baking pan. Thankfully, I closed the oven door and backed away from the impending heartbreak. But I have to admit, the results would be better than expected after the nightmare preparation.

Three of the four biscuits were thin and only good for toasting. Of course, it is best not to forget them in the toaster oven. I nearly added to the tower of shame by accident when paying them no mind. Yeah, that would be a shame to toast burn my fresh, hot and easy to make Southern biscuits. 

Yeah … I’ve gotten used to thin & crispy breakfast biscuits though they aren’t that good with sausage gravy. And no … I wouldn’t recommend the  package mix of fresh, hot and easy to make Southern biscuits to anyone … sorry.

Yes it’s true, there have been other cooking mistakes … while working the photographs of this Blog Post … I forgot the rice cooking on the stove and it burned. I’ll have to soak the pan for a week. This disaster I won’t be able to eat.


Livin’ large with a smile


Next Week Or So … maybe something different …

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Author: geezer94

I was told by my grandfather that if you are destined to hang you'll never drown. I have never been afraid of water . . .

6 thoughts on “The Old Guy … Cooking Something Different … #18

  1. A valiant effort is successful in itself, G. Maybe some positive visualization next time, like athletes.
    Your cooking series may be my favorite! Although I tend to think that whatever your series may be…. 🙂

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    • Ms Danica, I had positive visualization combined with exceptional anticipation. Didn’t last long. This wasn’t my first disaster eaten. Just the first with limited photographs. I’m planning some new recipes to experiment with … so-to-speak. Thanks for your comment. You made me smile. g

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  2. They look like cathead biscuits (except those are not burned). For cathead biscuits, you just pinch off some dough and throw it on the pan. No cutting out involved. Biscuits are the first thing my southern mama taught me to cook. I had to stand on a stool to reach the counter.

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    • More of desperation biscuits, when everything is sticking together and can’t be unstuck. Spoons were useless much like the biscuit cutter coffee cup that failed miserably. when I got the four biscuits were in the oven, I forgot to put the mixing bowl in the sink full of water. I found it later and the biscuit dough residue was hard as a rock and refused all efforts of cleaning. I soaked the bowl overnight and had better luck in the morning. Thanks for your generous and informative comment. g

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  3. You get an “A” for effort! 🙂 I’m sure Kat enjoyed the show, too!


  4. I’m the opposite! I can make the biscuits but I can’t make the gravy!


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