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dinner at my house tonight

we’re eating Thai Honey Peanut Chicken. Delicious. And the kids usually eat it


Strawberry shortcake recipe request

bridget asked me to post the recipe for the shortcake that I made this weekend. Here ya go:


  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 cup crisco
  • melted butter for tops
  • milk to moisten

in a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and sugar. Using a pastry blender cut crisco into dry ingredients until well blended (it will get sandy looking)

you can put this dry mix into  a bag in the refrigerator and keep indefinitely

mix with a small amount of milk and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. pat to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rounds about 3 inches thick.

brush with butter and bake at 450 for about 10 minutes. tops will be brown. Best eaten warm…they tend to dry out once cool.

shortcake assembly

  • cut berries and mix with a little sugar…they’ll release their juices and get even more yummy
  • make whipped cream: whip heavy cream with a little sugar and vanilla until VERY stiff. be careful not to make butter
  • assemble biscuit on bottom, next strawberries and then (at last) a big dollop of whipped cream

Sorry I did not take pictures of the process. it was beautiful AND delicious.