Buttermilk Biscuits

~ Shopping List ~ 2 cups sifted all purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup buttermilk ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees (F).  Sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Add buttermilk all at once.  Mix until combined.  Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead 5-6 times.  Roll to about 1/2″ thickness.  Cut into shape.  Place on greased pan, brush gently with butter.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with butter again.  Serve warm.  

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Chocolate gravy

~ Shopping List ~ 3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup flour1/3 cup cocoa3 cups milk1 tsp vanilla1/2 stick butter ~ What to do ~ Mix dry ingredients together.  Add 1/2 cup warm water.  Stir well.  Heat milk in saucepan to almost boiling.  Pour boiling milk into cocoa mixture, stirring constantly until thickening.  Add butter and vanilla. Halsie Tanner Butler recommends them with homemade biscuits.  I can’t wait to see for myself.

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Mediterranean Tacos

~To do~

Heat a skillet on medium-high and add a drizzle of olive oil.  Meanwhile, season the fish with salt and pepper on both sides.  When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the fillet and cook for 3 minutes, then turn and cook for another 3 minutes.  Heat the corn tortillas in a skillet, then to pewit fish, cheese and vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper.

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