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!
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.