Dinner last night was initially planned as cracked pepper & lavender wine sauce over buttered flounder, served with citrus garlic broccoli and rice.
Then Mr.Sweet Butter came home from work early and wasn’t in the mood for fish. He was also famished which called for a quick reorder of business in the kitchen.
We had vegetable and potato skillets with eggs over easy.
Some times breakfast is needed at dinner.
Now take it to mind that this was about 1:30 in the afternoon so to be honest it was more lunch or a brunch: but brunch is between breakfast and lunch and this was between lunch and dinner so what does that make it? Linner? Why don’t we have a name for the meal between afternoon and evening anyway?
By the way did you know in the military you don’t have lunch and dinner, you have dinner and supper. Wanna know why?
Of course you do, now I have you curious don’t I?
Ok the reason is “lunch” sounds too much like “launch” and when working on and around military weapons that go KABOOM getting these confused could be a very bad thing.
Got off track didn’t I?
Well eating this early I knew we would be hungry again later but Mr. Sweet Butter still wasn’t in the mood for fish and nor was I at this point. He did his whole work out thing and settled fir a protein shake and coffee.
Being a complete carb addict I was craving bread, any bread. It was too late to bake anything and it had to be quick. Enter drop biscuits. There really is no faster bread to make and because they’re so versatile you can tailor them to mood, time of day whatever.
I think the most famous drop biscuits are the garlic and cheese served at Red Lobster. Be honest when was the last time you had a basket of those delicious buttery little darlings placed in front of you and you did not eat more than was considered tactful or practical?
I seriously thought about making them but something else altogether came to mind and I ended up with a lightly sweet treat that was minty with a touch of apple spice and completely yummy with a cup of coffee.
Do you have something you like to make quick and easy when the mood strikes? What is your go to food?
I’m curious to see what food group wins the day. Are there more Born For Bread-ians than Fruit N’ Veggie-mites or will Sugar Sweetopians rule supreme? Which clan do you belong to?
- 1 tsp. Salt
- ½ C. Cold unsalted butter; cut
- ½ C. Brown Sugar; firmly packed
- 2 tsp. Double-acting baking powder
- ½ C. Milk
- 2 tsp. Apple pie spice
- 1½ tsp. Mint flakes
- ½ tsp. Baking soda
- 1¾ C. Flour
- 1 C. Pecans; finely chopped
- Into a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the butter and blend the mixture until it resembles meal.
- Stir in the apple spice, mint, the brown sugar and the pecans.
- Add the milk and stir until it just forms a soft sticky dough.
- Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto an unbuttered baking sheet and bake the biscuits in the middle of a preheated 425 oven for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they are golden