February 6th, 2021

Biscuits for 2

Now I've got a 6" cake it is time to downsize the rest.  I love biscuits and love bacon, egg, biscuits or ham/egg or sausage/egg.  Whatever.  Good breakfast.  But biscuits become hockey pucks in a day or so and after breakfast I don't tend to eat as many.  I just made a four biscuit recipe that I need to work on.  It was inspired by wildcelticrose2 picture of a biscuit today.  

It is square because I don't have a round cutter and no reason not to have them square.  I need to work on them a bit.  Always working on getting them to rise as much as possible.  Flakey layers.

This recipe made four rather large ones so I need to cut it down some or find something to do with the dough I don't use.  

It is such a luxury to throw something like this together in half an hour with stuff from my kitchen.  I've still got probably 10 pounds of All Purpose flour left from the 48 pounds my Son In Law left me when he moved.  Obviously it is still good.

Another App for the house

Slowly, but surely, I'm loading my house up for a crash.  A little lightening hitting nearby would not be good for me.

I just added the Wyze Sprinkler to my ensemble.  First of all I HATE Rainbird watering controllers.  They are way too complex.  I've had half a dozen over the years and still can not work one.  They include tech for an 18 hole golf course/English garden when I could better use a on/off valve.  The latest from Wyze is simpler.

And, of  course, cool that I can turn on/off the watering from my phone.  "Honey, I hear someone in the yard!!... {reaches over from the bed to his phone, turns on all the sprinklers} ... yelling from the yard.  

But Wyze is reaching for a better way.  They integrate all sources from the Internet to monitor weather and automate your schedule to better keep the yard watered correctly without wasting any.  That was a $10/year subscription but I was an early adopter so I get the first three years free.  Weather based watering.  

I suspect there will be some adjustments but I'm generally thrilled.