GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS AND A CAR MISHAP

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

I have to confess that very rarely have I ever met a biscuit I didn't like. 

I mean what's not to like? 

Biscuits don't argue with you or talk back and on top of that, they taste so good. 

Recently on a trip to Aldi, I came across this gluten-free pancake and baking mix.

gluten free pancake and baking mix

I quickly popped it into my cart because I am also a lover of pancakes.

When I was unpacking my groceries at home I noticed that there was a recipe for biscuits on the back of the box.

Biscuits?? I love biscuits. 

So I got out my trusty mixing bowl and got to work.

I set my oven to preheat to 400 degrees (which of course also heated up my apartment) and cut shortening into the baking mix.

preparing gluten free biscuits

The next step involved stirring in milk and eggs until a soft dough formed.

preparing gluten free biscuits

After that, it was just a matter of dropping the dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Don't ask me what size spoon. I just had to guess.

dropping dough onto cookie sheet for gluten free biscuits


It did say it would make 10 biscuits and so I used that as a judge.

Yes, I can see that there are only nine. 

Apparently, I have lost my ability to count.

The results were definitely worth the little bit of effort.

gluten free biscuits

I have been in biscuit heaven.

These were made with Aldi gluten-free mix, but another mix might work just as well.

Gluten-Free Biscuit Recipe

2 cups liveGfree baking mix

1/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup milk

3 large eggs

1) heat oven to 400 degrees

2) cut shortening into mix, using fork, until particles are the size of small peas. stir in other ingredients until soft dough forms.

3) drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4) bake 13 to 16 minutes until golden brown.

yield 10 biscuits.

Now about that car mishap.

Friday after dropping Katy off for her doctor's appointment I went to fill up with gas and then came back to Emory to park in the garage.

Let me tell you that it is not easy maneuvering around and around to find a parking space.

Apparently, your car needs to be the size of a matchbox car.

I was being ever so careful not to hit the cars on the right and did not see the yellow safety poles (which apparently are not that safe) on the left.

I heard a terrible crunching sound and knew it wasn't good. 

car body damage


This is the worst spot of the damage although there is a bit more and the front door handle was loosened up.

I was able to get most of the yellow paint off.

The car is 11 years old with 130,000 miles so it is not worth repairing. 

Maybe someday I will be able to save up enough for a new one.

I kind of like this one.

Kia Soul

It's a good thing I wrote that post about resiliency

I sure need it right now.

Disclaimer: I have in no way been compensated by Aldi or Emory for this post. Tomorrow when I go for my MRI I will park in a different garage.






















Comments

  1. I hate that you damaged your car and hope it gets fixed to your satisfaction. I always think of these parking garages when we go to the beach. I hate how small they are and tight to even try to get in and out of them. The biscuits look very yummy. I don't know anything about gluten free. I use almond flour for my cookies and muffins but I don't think it would make a very good biscuit! lol Hugs!

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  2. Sorry about your car. Darn I hate those parking garages! Will avoid them if I can! The buscuits look yummy. I usually use Bisquick Gluten Free mix for mine and they turn out so fluffy and yummy.. just like mom used to make! I also like Pamela's Flours. Right now, I'm eating almost totally GRAIN FREE, as anything gluten free now seems to cause bloating.. so I'm even staying away from GF things. I can get wonderful paleo mixes on Thrive Marketplace but haven't tried paleo biscuits yet. My last attempt at pancakes from scratch, with almond flour, really flopped! You'd think I'd lose weight, since paleo things are lower in carbs.. but nope.. not me. I do feel better though! Take care... Marilyn

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  3. Oh, Laura, I'm so sorry about your car. I swear, I sometimes wonder who designs some of these garages, and parking lots. There are some lots around here that are constantly the scenes of fender benders. I'm glad you're able to still drive it. Those biscuits do look like good comfort food, though.

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