One of the first gifts I gave my husband was a Tervis with candy in it. Yes, I felt like I was in middle school. I mean, what gift do you give a boy who you know you really, really like, but you don’t have an official “status” with? I love giving gifts and I couldn’t image his 30th birthday in a new town with new friends coming and going without some kind of birthday present. I knew he had a 2 hour commute each day, so I thought it was an easy option without being too invasive. And, even better, it had the mascot logo of our alma mater on it.
Then, came Christmas. As if buying for a birthday wasn’t hard enough, what do you do get for a 30 year old man for Christmas that won’t make him run away? I went with the milk frothier and biscuit cutter. Both were related to inside jokes and I thought it would remind him that I was listening. Plus, on my limited budget at the time, I could get each with a 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Little did I know that both of those gifts would eventually sit in my kitchen cabinets and work to my advantage on a Saturday morning!
Our favorite thing around our house is a lazy, unplanned Saturday. And, if I’m smart enough to notice one is coming early in the week, I’ll grab a few extra ingredients for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast. But, my favorite is when that impromptu moment happens and Mr. McKinney decides it is his turn to cook breakfast. Sometimes that involves some cheesy scrambled eggs. Sometimes an opened can of cinnamon rolls. And then there is the Saturday mornings I get to sit at the counter with a fresh cup of coffee and frothed creamer and watch him make biscuits. (yes, I finally used one of those BBB coupons and bought him a pastry cutter for the cold butter)
Now, I can’t thank his previous roommate for all the habits he taught him. But I am oh so grateful that this biscuit recipe was on the list of things he picked up in bachelorhood!
Now, if you are really feeling crazy you can make these biscuits savory. On one particular Saturday, we found ourselves hosting the Posey women (Mr. McKinney’s mom and aunts). After he made these delightful treats for breakfast, I just insisted that he show off and he made a second batch for lunch. We folded in cheddar cheese and dried rosemary and used the smallest biscuit cutter in the set to have a basket full of fluffy delights for our luncheon. Let me tell you, they were more than impressed with his domestic skills.
I really should just thank @unashamedpanda <www.instagram.com/unashamedpanda> for his domestic skills and patience in helping us figure out the recipe with no instructions!
Keisha (Pittman) McKinney is settling in to her new married life in South AR after she #becamemrsmckinney. A Digital Media Director by day for a church in Northwest Arkansas, Keisha is remembering what its like to plan ahead for shopping trips to “the city,” getting resourceful at her small town Walmart and creating online shopping personas everywhere. She blogs @bigpittstop about daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats and the social justice cases on her heart.
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