Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Ultimate Compliment



Something that Nathan really enjoys is a good biscuit. I've always stunk at making homemade biscuits - I usually use Bisquick and on occasion have resorted to biscuits in a can. This was unfortunate since Nathan is a huge fan of jam (especially homemade) and his family's famous chocolate gravy recipe.
Well, I recently found a great biscuit recipe on Food Network and even watched a few online videos on successful biscuit making. I decided to give biscuits another try. Last night, I produced the flakiest, largest and most delicious biscuits I've ever made in my life. The best part was that Nathan said "Mmmm" after every bite. But here's the ultimate compliment: After dinner, as Nathan was rinsing off the plates, he said, wait for it................. "Honey, I think those were the best biscuits I've ever had." It gets even better. Next he said, "Those were maybe even better than my Grandmother's biscuits." Whoo hoo! And there you have it. That has got to be one of the nicest things he's ever said to me. I think when a wife is ever able to duplicate or surpass the culinary genius of a man's mother or grandmother, she has achieved the highest form of success in the kitchen. Feels good. (And of course, no offense to Grandma Nadine - she's still the queen of baking).

Now if I could only make a decent pie crust................
Disclaimer: The photo on this post is NOT of the biscuits I made last night, but it could have been - they looked just like the picture!

7 comments:

Nate said...

I'll take a dozen!

Natalie said...

HEllo, share the recipe. I love me home made buicuts. When you come to AZ I will teach you how to make pie crust-I make good crust. You can teach me how to make the buiscuts.

Julia said...

wait. slow down... chocolate gravy?? please share!!

Sommer said...

Good job Al! I have yet to master biscuit making. You will have to share your success........I'll bring breakfast potatoes and bacon. Mmmmmmmm! Biscuits and chocolate gravy!!!!!!

thesvancaras said...

sell them! :o) So are you coming any time soon? Lily keeps asking for you.

Allison and Nathan said...

Katelyn-
We'll be there for Christmas (or after, like last year)!

Amy Suzanne Denton said...

Grandma makes the BEST pie crust!!! That IS a pretty amazing compliment from Nathan! He LOVES Grandma's biscuits. My mouth is watering at the mention of chocolate gravy. Mmmm.