Yesterday I made turkey stew and drop biscuits. Hubs was happy.
In case you're not familiar with drop biscuits, they are what they sound like - you drop heaping spoonfuls of biscuit dough onto the baking sheet and throw it in the oven. Drop biscuits are for when you're too lazy to make rolled biscuits. I used the same recipe minus the whole flouring the counter and rolling the dough out and folding it and rolling it and folding it and rolling it. Less work and less mess. Have to note, though, that they take less time in the oven. Last night's batch was a little overly browned.
I find making rolled anything is a huge pain in the buns. Which is why I bought cinnamon rolls yesterday. I have had a huge craving for cinnamon rolls and I've looked at numerous recipes for same. But every time I think about making them, I think about all the rolling and mess involved and then don't make them.
Ahem, my pizza does not require rolling and I knead the dough right in the bowl. Less mess. I take the risen dough and slap it onto the middle of the pizza pan and then gently coax the dough to the edges of the pan while constantly turning the pan. :shrug: It works for me.
The story I posted a snippet of yesterday is rolling along. 1400+ new words last night. Like I said, it's noir and it's kind of a throw back to Spillane and his contemporaries.
I mailed my Christmas cards out yesterday. The final count, if I remember right, was 27. If you got one last year and don't get one this year, blame the USPS. They're off to MI, FL, CO, CA, OK, NM, and one to Nova Scotia. (:waves at my lone Canadian friend: You probably won't see it until after Christmas, but that's how things go for us.)
While doing cards, I turned on Christmas music for the first time this year. Still haven't put up the tree. Maybe today.
Apropos of nothing, I'm up to 4.6 million 'dollars' in play money poker. Considering I only play at the table where the most I can buy in for is 20K, I think that's pretty sparky.
Okay, I've run myself out of things to yat at you about. What's on your mind today?