Sunday, March 17, 2013

Honey, I want a biscuit

This post was almost titled, "I made a biscuit, and I live with a pig". More on that later

Rob loves biscuits, asks for them daily, if not several times a day. He calls me Biscuit as a pet name, we use the word biscuit in place of bad words, you get the hint.... minor obsession in this house. So it was no surprise that after our recent girls trip to Poogans Porch in Charleston, SC that their Buttermilk Biscuit recipe had to be mine! They are perfection! And our lovely waiter gave us a copy on a beautiful recipe card.

I LOVE Poogan's Porch! How could you not! If you are in Charleston, do yourself a favor and treat yourself.

The "We Believe In" quote on their website...seriously perfect! One of the best southern quotes ever. Onto the biscuits...

A little biscuit history, my previous biscuit adventures have been disasters. Not even sure the ducks in our backyard would eat them. Today was a real victory!
Poogan's Porch Buttermilk Biscuits
Yields Six 2oz. Biscuits
1 Cup sifted self-rising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
4 oz. buttermilk (room temp)
Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar thoroughly - cut in shortening until you make course crumbs - add buttermilk and mix. Put dough mixture on a floured surface for kneading. Pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness and use biscuit cutter. Put biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 min. or until golden brown.
PS: Brush with melted butter the second they come out of the oven mmmm

Hubby approved!

Oh, the alternate title for the post today...... When I delivered the fresh from the oven biscuits to Rob his answer was "wow, babe, you did it! you actually made a biscuit! ok, you passed the test we can get married now" oh men, you gotta love 'em!
This is the flour we bought at the Piggly Wiggly (pronounced pig-a-lee wig-a-lee) and carted 500+ miles back home because they recommened this brand... Hey don't mess with perfection

...and my least favorite part, the clean up. ugh! enjoy the biscuits everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

perfect summer totes

I'm ready for Spring to get here!! It's just not right - it's like summer inside the Peppermint Palm with all the new spring arrivals and 30 degrees outside -grrrrr. Makes me think it's time to get rid of the black - black boots, black turtleneck, black purse...
Here's a few summer totes I've been eyeing, love them all!
This bag not only needs to be big enough for a trip to the pool or farmers market but shouldn't look like I'm taking a suitcase to work. Nautical Stripes by Michael Kors, Lovely White Leather with Tory, perfect straw tote from Pomegranate? Which do you love?

1). Michael Kors, 2). Tory Burch  3). Pomegranate 4). Kate Spade 5). Longchamp  @ Keeneland Giftshop

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adult Spring Break 2k13

Took I-26E to South Carolina this weekend for an eventful Bachelorette Party weekend for our dear friend Katherine. Walks on the beach in our (my) pjs, shopping on King Street, night out on the town, and a great beach house! We had a fabulous time celebrating Katherine!

Here's a few one liners that made this weekend even more memorable

-If we have a Zombie Apocalypse I'm heading to the piggly wiggly warehouse, that looks good place to hide

-remember when you said to that girl, I don't speak skank- oh, nevermind, that doesn't apply to this weekend

-why did you pay $50 for a margarita? because Snookie did it

- a girls gotta eat if she doesn't want to end up on the street

- I mean she's cute, but she's not like CUTE. Ya know

-I have to put that on Instagram. Do we have a hash tag for the weekend?

- remember when we would get drunk at the SAE house then go back to the Theta house and run on the treadmill. We did some random shit. We're lucky we lived

-I was going to crack a joke about the last time I had someone between my legs but I won't

- that will be $5 for a side of guacamole

- you know they switched to the other side a few years ago. What do you mean....they're gay? No I mean they are democrats now - they adopted a baby an named it Barock

-Eew my hands don't smell good, they smell like band-aids

-It has a slit in it, I want lots of grandchildren :)

-I mean I'm a good girl. I go to church on Sunday except when I'm hungover

-I know it's super sketch but I take greyhound home all the time, it's like $10

-I didn't want to tell her my hair my hair looked like shit because I cut it myself with kitchen scissors

-OMG, you should totally see her nipples

-Do you have a very sever comb over ?

-someone else drink this I dont want to get roofied alone

-Aren't we going to be sinners at the church bar?

- hey this bar is just like two keys!

-I'm sorry ma'am I can't take a photo with you I'm married

-I don't usually wear clothes

-We are so white

-I loved that bartender an she loved me, She told you the difference between vodka and salt

-Going back to joke school .......kinda like real estate school

-This weekend could have been a real world special

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