Friday, March 25, 2011

An Introduction to: The Biscuit Chronicles

So it's Friday, and in addition to doing laundry, cleaning house, and loafing around watching MTV True Life or Teen Mom episodes I've seen a million times, I try to use my Fridays off for something productive. Something good and never evil.  Today my good and not evil deed has to do with biscuits and my search for the perfect biscuit recipe. In order to progress this search to a new level, I've decided to start a biscuit project of sorts. To give a little background, below is an exert from one of my columns called "The Legacy of Biscuits."

The South is a region that is built upon a strong foundation of family and food, and the royalty of the Southern food family is the biscuit. All my life I’ve heard stories of biscuits. From the dainty soda biscuits my Daddy’s Gram would prepare with nearly every meal to the piles of lard biscuits that my Mama’s Grandma Tuggle would fix for her legendary Sunday dinners, I grew up with a respect for the Southern biscuit and its place on the Southern table.
The problem is that I haven't yet found my own biscuit identity. I love to cook, especially Southern cuisine, and if I can't establish a good recipe for one of the foundations of Southern cuisine, then I might as well throw in the towel and surrender myself to the fact that I'll probably never rise above simple things like chicken noodle gravy. So, I've decided to begin a search for my "biscuit identity," the biscuit recipe that will secure my place in the family's biscuit legacy. 

A past and poorly photographed attempt.


Beginning this Sunday, I plan to embark on what I'm going to call "The Biscuit Chronicles." *Cue dramatic music here. Please, folks, try not to get too excited...it's exhausting. Each Sunday morning, I will try a new biscuit recipe. I will document the ins and outs of each recipe, the ups and downs, the successes and failures. I'll hope like crazy that they don't turn out flat and hard as rocks, but I'll know that some batches will, and I just have to be okay with that. 

I will record The Biscuit Chronicles until I have found the perfect recipe. The biscuit of all biscuits. The one that works with bacon, gravy, sausage, and honey. The one that makes my husband react in a sincere and honest way (instead of the usual "Oh, I love anything you cook, honey" response).

Between now and this Sunday, aka Day 1 of The Biscuit Chronicles, I'll be searching for my first trial recipe. If anyone knows of a great recipe, or would like to share their own, please let me know. Really, you could be a part of history here.

By the way, it's Fab Friends Friday over at For the Love of Blogs, and in the spirit of the day, I'd like to recommend that in addition to reading my posts, you hop on over to the "Blogs I'm Reading" list to the right or my Link <3 tab at the top of the page. These are some awesome blogs that exemplify the kind of blogger I want to be some day :)


14 comments:

  1. You go girl. I can only make biscuits that come in a can. I can tell you what can I use when I make mine. I don't think that will help you here.

    Good Luck! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. If you find one you like, I will see if the hubby will make them. *wink*

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  2. when you find that ever elusive recipe...I want to be here to see it!!!! :)
    I am your follower now, so I won't miss any yummy goodness!

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  3. Oh! Can I send over some biscuit recipes to you? :D AWESOME!

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  4. Sure, Erin Dawn, I would love to try your recipes! Please send any recipes you'd like me try via email at katieross83[at]gmail[dot]com. I'll credit you, of course, and I'd really appreciate the inspiration :)

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  5. I look forward to this search more than most, I think. I may be a press-ganged "volunteer" guinea pig/food taster, but that position has served me well so far. I'll be sure to post a comment with my review of the results :-)

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  6. Hi, following you from the week end hop. You have a really cute blog and I am looking forward to coming back and reading more and getting hungry. Hope you come visit me too.

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  7. My husband is always looking for a perfect biscuit recipe. He loves biscuits and gravy. Can't wait to follow to see what you come up with. Following from Crazed Fan Weekend Blog Hop!

    Megan

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  8. New follower from Blog Hop. Looking forward to some great foodie posts

    thanks
    Michele

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  9. Hi!

    I'm your newest follower from the Weekend blog hop. Love your blog, look forward to checking out future posts.

    Feel free to check out my blog here: inadaze13.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm participating in the “Week-End Blog Hop” and I’m now the newest GFC follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  11. I found you through the "Weekend Blog Hop"...With a name like Chicken Noodle Gravy ~ who could resist following, not me! I am always happy to find another "foodie" blogger!

    ~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❤
    KLsCupboard.blogspot
    KLs Cupboard on Facebook
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  12. Thanks for following and stopping by, everyone!

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  13. The recipes always make it sound so simple but I am just really bad at biscuit making. I use mixes. I will anxiously be awaiting your favorite.
    I am a new visitor and follower via fan crazed weekend.
    I hope your quest gets off to a good start.

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