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03 November 2013 @ 10:37 pm
NBPM - Day 3  
Sundays. I love them.

We went to church this morning and heard a great sermon about Phillipians 4:4-9 . Good word. Something that I needed to hear, when I needed to hear it. God's awesome like that. We had lunch with two other families, afterwards. It' was a lovely time.

I had a (seven bottle of wine) book club meeting tonight. We just finished Ender's Game (my synopsis is that it's a boy book. Lots of battles and strategies, light on relationships and emotions). We always have fun, though, no matter what book we read.

Funniest thing that happened today? Ethan was hanging out with one of his friends, and was supposed to be home at 5:00. At 4:59, he calls.

Ethan. Hey, Mom.

Carrie. What's up, buttercup?

Ethan. Nothing. But can I go wash pigs with Sadie and her dad?

Carrie. ...

Ethan. Mom?

Carrie. Yes?

Ethan. Can I go wash pigs?

Carrie. (wonders if this is a euphemism for something) I ...guess?

Ethan. Thanks. I'll be home at seven.

I cannot even imagine a scenario in which I would ever find myself with a need to wash a pig. Ever.

Lastly, I give you my recipe for those biscuits I was telling you about, yesterday. The aren't healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but they are GOOD. And everything in moderation, folks.

Except for heroin. Or Apartheid.

Carrie's Best Ever Biscuits
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder*
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar*
3/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
(1/3 c butter, melted)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (sometimes I use my fingers. It's just easier.) Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for four to six strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, re-rolling scraps as necessary. (Don't over handle the dough, it make for tough biscuits.
3. Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter.
3. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet, brush again with melted butter and serve warm.
4. Makes 12 biscuits.

Hope your Sunday was awesome, whatever you chose to do. :)
I am:: bed
I feel:: Sleepy
I hear:: Bones
Kate: Mary Poppins stubborn & suspiciousmugglechump on November 4th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
First, I totally want biscuits now. Maybe after I take my mom to the doctor tomorrow. If there's time before I absolutely, positively, must get to work.

Second, your conversation with Ethan reminds me of one I had with a friend several years back. I don't even remember what I asked her, but the reply was, "Not since I sold my goats." *headtilt* Huh? I decided that for awhile that I was how I was going to answer all questions directed my way that I didn't feel like answering.

"Kate, have you seen the remote?" "Not since I sold my goats."

"Kate, have you been to Disneyworld?" "Not since I sold my goats."

It's an all purpose conversation stopper.
Carrie Leigh: redheaded pinupcarrie_leigh on November 4th, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)
I love that. I mean, how do you even respond to that?!
Brendan: Fringe - Dinner with Genebrendanm720 on November 5th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
"Oh, you had goats? What breed were they?"
mollywheezy: Animaniacs--clearmollywheezy on November 4th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
I love Philippians 4:4-9. Definitely one of my favorite scriptures. And yes, God is awesome like that. :)

Wash pigs? ROTFLOL! Did they really wash pigs? WHY? *shakes head* I needed a good laugh on this dreary Monday morning. :)
Carrie Leigh: nose wrinklecarrie_leigh on November 4th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
They did, indeed, wash pigs. His friend, Sadie, shows pigs through 4H as a hobby.

I like her. But I don't have a lot in common with her.
Brendan: Latin - Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus (Wbrendanm720 on November 5th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Even pigs need to bathe.
Jandy the Gnome Whispererjandjsalmon on November 4th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
Everything in moderation. Except for heroin. Or Apartheid. 

Hilarious. My new slogan. Made me snort this ugly sounding laugh out loud. Sleeping Jay wasn't impressed. Lol.

(Also - I loved Ender's Game. I first read it in 6th grade and have read it several times since. And I've made Scott read it as well... and he loved it too. Excellent selection for the book club. :-) )
Carrie Leigh: reality ruins lifecarrie_leigh on November 4th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's a great slogan. Words to live by.
O Demanding One: Books: Weekend For Meheyurs on November 4th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)

Book cloud sounded interesting with the 7 bottles of wine. When is the next meeting? ;)

Just him calling up from wherever, asking to do ANYthing, away from me, was something to get used to. Gosh!

YUM! biscuits, Carrie!

Carrie Leigh: Being vaguecarrie_leigh on November 4th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
The calling and being away gets more and more frequent. :/
O Demanding One: Express: Oops! Poohheyurs on November 4th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)

It's heartbreaking... *nods* :/

That was supposed to say CLUB... not cloud. *boinks head* Looks like I didn't even need the wine, huh? ;)

Leighleigh_adams on November 4th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds like young Ethan's friend Sadie is a kindred 4-H spirit. :D
Carrie Leigh: pinata hatecarrie_leigh on November 4th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
She's an awesome kid. I like her a lot.
Mala13oct on November 5th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Washing pigs... ok. :)) I'm a city girl through and though. This line made me laugh so much!

I love your recipe Carrie. Thanks so much, I will be making them tomorrow for sure. Just a Q though, why is there an asterisk punctuation mark on the measurements for baking powder and cream of tartar?