I confessed to the cheetos earlier. Now, dinner!
In honor of the succession of Tennessee, there were biscuits, which started, as all good biscuits should, with this
which with the addition of some buttermilk,leavening, a blend of butter and crisco, and additional flour because it's so ridiculously humid, became this
I don't work the dough much before getting it on the baking sheet. It's lined with foil to help keep the bottoms from burning
And the end result?
But really, what are biscuits without something to sop up? Inspired by the BBQ Shrimp thread, and the fact that shrimps with heads were $4/lb at Valli, we ended up having something like this...
And that's when things got entertaining. First, he asked how to eat them. After explaining, he took the bowl, AND NO NAPKINS, into our computer room to play Everquest. Conversational highlights included
"I got brains all over me."
"There's no way to do this with one hand, is there?"
"You know how I have that bones, skin, and gristle thing? How did you manage to work all of them into one meal?"
"This is the most horrific meal ever. It doesn't matter if it tastes awesome".
Dinner ended with him coming into the room where I was and politely requesting that next time, I peel stuff for him. I promptly did, with one of the last of mine, only getting the tips of my fingers dirty. He only looked slightly disgusted when I handed it to him.
To make it better, I made dessert.
I broiled apricot halves with a bit of butter and brown sugar, toasting some walnuts in the same stuff on the other side of the pan. I warmed some dulce de leche for the plate, and put the broiled apricots and walnuts on top.
I think he's better now.
I told you I was evil. :)