Emerging from the cooking funk

So, obviously, I have been in a but of a funk when it comes to cooking.  I really haven’t made many home-cooked meals let alone new ones to share with you.  I even went out and bought a bunch of frozen dinners – the horror!! I am feeling the familiar itch to cook, photo and share 🙂   I will have internet access at home soon, so it will be even easier for me to share with you – rather than going to the library or the bar or risk posting here at the new job (going swimmingly by the way 🙂 ).

I even missed my one year anniversary!!  Can you believe it?  I am going to be off and running as soon as everything is hooked up.  In the mean time, I will start cooking and getting posts ready for you 🙂



Remember the post about my manager leaving?  Well, in the following months, things went from bad to worse.  My former team mate got promoted and immediately went on a power trip.   I decided that I needed a better environment to work in so that I could thrive and grow.  I put in my notice on the 22nd of February and got an “Ok.”.  Yep.

Well, because of that, I’ve been in a bit of frenzy with finding pants for the new job (didn’t see any jeans there!  😦 ), trying to finish up what I am doing here (not training, they haven’t seemed to be too concerned with people being able to pick up the slack – that would be funny to watch), being sick and, of course, celebrating 😀 – add all that together and I have a sink full of dishes and no food – lol.  I was planning to make two separate recipes this weekend, but neither of them happened.  The kitchen has to be completely cleaned and every time I looked at it, I cried a little and watched TV (PBS is the devil – kay?).

Tonight, I am planning on tackling that mess since there is nothing I want to watch on TV and I should be back to cooking tomorrow or the day after.  If I remember to take out the chicken and buy the meat and other ingredients that I haven’t gotten yet, that is.

Just bear with me!

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

I was on the look out for some garlic biscuits a la Red Lobster – honestly, the only thing I like at that restaurant (I think I am spoiled living so close to the coast) and I found a couple.  This one won out because it was the easiest and I wasn’t feeling very good.  I was kind of iffy about the biscuit mix, but I was really pleased with the results.

Ingredients – I accidentally measured more milk than was needed (3/4 cup vs 2/3 cup).  It didn’t seem like a large difference when looking in the glass measuring cup.

Which was good because I forgot to fix the measurement when I combined everything

I forgot to take a picture before I put the biscuits in the oven, but you can see here that I got 11 biscuits instead of the original post’s 15.  I assume this is because I made my biscuits pretty big.

I brushed with the butter, salt, garlic and oregano.  I don’t own garlic salt, so I just added 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp salt to the butter.  You can see on the biscuits below, I obviously limited the oregano on the biscuits themselves.  2 tsps seemed like way too much.  When I make these again, I will probably add a quarter of that or just skip it all together

These were so good.  I was really happy with the outcome.  They were so simple, they probably only took about 5 minutes to put all together.  If you shred your own cheese, it will take some more time, of course.  I may try that next time.  I also upped the garlic powder in the mix itself, but I am a garlic FREAK!  I love garlic.  I do believe there is a thing as too much, but it takes A LOT of garlic to get to that point :).  Try these soon!  You will thank yourself.