Today was the longest day of my life.
I woke this morning at 3:30 a.m. to get ready to go to work at the cafe. I have been taking a shower in the morning to wake myself up & apparently it didn't work today. I fell asleep standing up. Then it was 4:15 and only one side of my hair was wet. Crap.
I started driving to work and decided to roll down the windows to let my hair air-dry a bit. Let me tell you: I have incredibly thick hair. Every hairdresser I've ever had has made the same comment, "You have enough hair on your head for 10 people." And I'm sure it's true. I don't use a comb or a pick. I have to use a hand rake from Ace Hardware. Ok, not really, but I should. By the time I arrived to work, my hair looked something like this:
Don't laugh, man (even though I look like I'm about to...). That's me (& my hair circa 1990; I do believe this was a jheri curl)
I get to work, just fine. I don't over mix, burn, cut, drop, kill, maim or otherwise mutilate anything in the kitchen today.
I usually get off at 9:30 a.m. Today, I was slow (I think it was physics working against my hair) & I didn't leave until 10:00. I have a cooking class at 11:00. S--t!
So I race over to Hanes Mall to rush my prep for the class. On the way over there, I'm planning out my steps. I usually make an MEP sheet ( mise en place) but I've been too busy this week (and last. And the week before that).
I'm gonna rush ahead in the story and tell you that the class is over and I came out in one piece. I'll post about it tomorrow, I promise. The food was too good not to.
I'm at my newspaper job right now, dying of sleeplessness. My eyes are bloodshot and sandy. This computer screen is literally melting in front of my eyes. I feel like I've never been this sleepy. I mean, I didn't get my nap in today! And I've been awake since 3:30 and it is now a camel's hair past 9 p.m. EST.
Since I love them so much, I'm just gonna post this simple recipe. I'm sure you've planned your weekend breakfasts already, but if you haven't...eat these. They'll make your day go a lot better.
Nikki's Cheddar Biscuits
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, cold, cut in pieces
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut butter with your food processor, fork, or pastry cutter until the mixture looks like course crumbs. Pour in the buttermilk and eggs all at once. Stir until the ingredients are moistened. Lightly flour the counter or another work surface and turn out the dough. Pat into a circle between 1/2 and 3/4 inches thick. Pour/Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese onto biscuit circle. Fold over to incorporate cheese. Repeat. Cut biscuits into desired shapes. Rework scraps and cut them into shapes as well. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.