We had lunch at Champy’s today. Joe showed up at work and we drove the half block to the restaurant on the spur of the moment. We ran into a couple of his friends, so we all sat down and ate together.
It rained all day – again. Man, we have been gypped out of a summer. It is August, and I wore a sweater all day long. No, make that two sweaters.
It’s been crazy!
Today was the annual Mud Run competition. The proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.
A three-mile run of obstacles – and, of course – MUD.
A good time was had by all, except for the unfortunate few how got hurt. Some of the obstacles are pretty tough.
I remember my father complaining one day in the 70s that he had just spent $7.50 to fill up his car.
But here is my next – and quite obvious question: The guy couldn’t go just ONE more dollar to make it an even $100?
These are some of the tools I used and thought they made a good photo. . . not as good as the biscuits, of course.
Recipe: Buttermilk Angel Biscuits
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (if you use self-rising, just omit the baking powder and salt)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco is what I use)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 packet of dry yeast dissolved in 1 tablespoon luke warm water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Dissolve 1/2 packet of yeast in 1 tablespoon of luke warm water and set aside. I go ahead and pour the buttermilk in a measuring cup so it can warm up a bit. I think that helps make the biscuits rise. (I could be wrong about that one)
Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening with either two knives or using a cutter like the one shown in the photo. My great grandmother used two butter knives – criss crossing them to get the shortening down to the size of little peas. The cutter shown is a lot easier.
Pour in the dissolved yeast and then add the buttermilk. Mix until dough forms. Do not over work the dough. It will be fluffier if you don’t mess with it too much.
Roll out on a floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter or an upside down drinking glass (I used an upside down glass in college since I did not have a cookie cutter at the time)
Place in either cake pans, on a cookie sheet or a baking stone and bake for about 12 or 15 minutes – or until they are golden brown on top.
Slice and serve with real butter and honey. They are fattening, but Oh, So good!
At any rate, this illustration struck me as very interesting since she resembles me a bit. And I especially like the slogan, “Shirt Service.” It has a bit of sarcasm to it.
I did fail to get the name of the dry cleaners that this window belongs to, so I apologize to them.
My father and I had lunch together today in our usual spot – Nikki’s. It’s a greasy-spoon that serves burgers and bottled Cokes. Among other things.
Oh, and they profess to serve the world’s best onion rings. If they’re not the best, they are pretty close.
I started to take this girl’s photo when she was sitting on the cart alone reading; but her father walked up, so I didn’t. But then he grabbed the cart and started walking. This little girl never looked up. She just kept reading. I had no choice then. I HAD to take the photo.
Joe and I had gone into Sam’s Club to buy me some Mexican Cokes when I saw this scene.