Things to be Thankful For- Mrs. Shirley’s Biscuits

by Kim Calhoun on November 3, 2011

I am working with my son in our homeschool on a Thanksgiving tree. Everyday we add leaves to the tree of things we are thankful for. One of the things my son is thankful for is my biscuits. I thought this was really hilarious on many levels. Now let me tell you a little story…

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My Biscuits

My homemade biscuits are not some culinary masterpiece. They have 2 ingredients… Bisquick and milk. Yup, recipe right off the Bisquick box. My son thinks they are fabulous and whip store bought biscuits any day. I’m glad I have him snowed with my culinary expertise. I have often wanted to make the perfect biscuits from total scratch but it has never happened. Some people have the magic touch with biscuits. One such person was Mrs. Shirley, my neighbor two doors down when I was growing up.

Mrs. Shirley’s Biscuits

I have eaten a lot of biscuits in my life and none have ever topped Mrs. Shirley’s biscuits. She made them everyday, fresh, from complete scratch for her family. Mrs. Shirley had 3 children and they were the same ages as my sister and me so we were there all the time. I would do whatever I could to get to their house in the morning to get one of those biscuits. They drop or cat head biscuits. Not pretty, but perfect nonetheless. I often wondered how she made them so perfect every time. She once told me she’d had a lot of practice. I never got her recipe or watched her make them. I wish I had. I have no doubt that she had no actual recipe though. I’m sure she just poured in what she needed and they came out perfect through years of practice. I think people who have a way with biscuits like that also had a lot of love in their hearts. I think a little goes into that dough with the flour.

Maybe that’s why my son likes my biscuits so much. I certainly make them with love for him even if they are just Bisquick and milk. I am thankful for Mrs. Shirley’s biscuits not only because they are the best in the world, but for the memory of home, friends. and family they bring to mind.

 

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Theresa November 3, 2011 at 11:33 am

What a sweet post! I LOVE Biscuits! I actually prefer them over sweeter things, as well as bread! How awesome that you always wanted to make perfect biscuits and your son thinks you do!

I also LOVE the idea of a Thankful Tree!

Thanks for linking up!
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MamaLearning November 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

What a sweet memory! Some of my fondest memories of childhood are biscuits too. Isn’t it interesting the things our minds and hearts hold dear? :)

(Here from 3 Thinking Mothers)

-Lauren

PrairieJenn November 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

Great story! Your son’s love for your biscuits is so sweet.

We love biscuits at our house too, especially with gravy:)
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Sayson Sharon November 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

My 2 daughter love biscuits too and I really enjoy reading your post since I can relate to it.
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Beth Smith November 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

I actually prefer them over sweeter things, as well as bread! How awesome that you always wanted to make perfect biscuits and your son thinks you do, Thanks for the post.
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Elizabeth Philip January 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I love it wonderful story! Your son’s love for your biscuits is so sweet. You are great, keep up it.
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