Today I Learned…

…that cautious optimism goes really well with thoughts of cheesy votes biscuits!  Good thing I also learned how to make said biscuits — a copycat election recipe from Red Lobster.

Here is the recipe, and here is a link to the page I found the recipe on for yummy-looking pictures.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit; spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the following to a large mixing bowl: 2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix), 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.  Stir to combine.
  3. Pour in 2/3 cup of milk and combine.  You may need to use your hands here.
  4. Spoon mixture out onto your cookie sheet.  Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, melt 2 tbsp (unsalted!) butter, and stir in some oregano and garlic salt — 1-2 tsp worth.
  6. When 10 minutes are up, brush butter mixture over biscuits, then bake for an additional 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned.  Once done, you can give them an optional extra baste.

In other news, please go vote tomorrow if you haven’t already.

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Today I Learned…

…a recipe for homemade kahlua.

1 quart water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tb instant coffee
1 tb vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups vodka

Bring water, sugar, and coffee to a boil in a saucepan.  Simmer /slowly/ for 3 hours.  Mixture will be very dark and syrupy.  Allow to cool, and add vanilla and vodka.  Makes 7 cups.

I haven’t tried this, but I plan to soon.

ALSO: The Olympic gymnastics scoring system is biased against the Americans and in favor of the Chinese.