Mary McCasland Gordon
April 30, 1931-June 9, 2010
This is my first blog since May 9, 2010. That day, I posted my mom’s Strawberry Freezer Jam. I knew then that the coming month would be hectic and it was, but I really had no idea just what lie ahead. My parents 64th wedding anniversary was on May 21st. Of course, my mother, suffering with the severe stages of Alzheimer’s was not well, but I took over one of their favorite meals, chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, country gravy, and corn on the cob. I have to admit though, it was straight from the kitchen of Chili’s restaurant. Pretty hard to beat their cooking, but I am sure my mom’s chicken fried steak would have been a match.
Following that was my youngest daughter’s wedding on May 29th and ten days later, unexpected in it’s timing, my mother died at home with my dad holding her hand. I have not posted since May because of the busyness, but also, because I could not find the words to say, the recipe of all recipes to remember. So today, I realized there is no one recipe that rises above the rest, there are so many recipes, so many memories.
That is what this blog is about, everyday recipes, everyday food that helps us remember times, places, and people we love.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup warm water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm buttermilk
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs, set aside.
Place warm water in warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast, stir until dissolved. Add yeast mixture and warm buttermilk to dry ingredients, blend well.
Remove dough to floured surface. Knead dough 10 to 15 times, form into ball. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2 inch biscuits. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.
He rained down manna for them to eat;he gave them bread from heaven.They ate the food of angels!
I am sure my mom is cooking in heaven
About the Author
Debbie Williams is the author of Recipes that Remember, a recipe blog dedicated to her mother who passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2010. Learn more »