Quaint, home-grown Easter Sunday
April 24, 2011 § 12 Comments
“I’m hungry,” I whined to Robert sometime around 9 this morning. “There’s no food in this whole house!” This is an exaggeration, of course, but what I meant to say was that there was no food I wanted to eat for breakfast in this whole house.
So, my loving husband loaded me in the car and off we went to the grocery store for a quick pick-up of a “couple” of items. A “couple” of items turned into “should we make pancakes or biscuits for breakfast this morning?” and “maybe we should have soy-free tacos for dinner this week….” (More on that tomorrow night!)
We shopped for close to an hour, starving along the way, and once home: we baked.
I rolled out Heart Smart Bisquick (it’s soy-free), popped the gooey-delicious disks into the oven while Robert cooked himself bacon and eggs (I can’t seem to eat them in the morning…I feel sick for the rest of the day), and then I set to work on preparing for Monday night’s dinner.
“You know,” I told my starving husband at 10:15. “I think we should go ahead and make the homemade tortilla shells right now, since we’re baking…that way we won’t have to try to do it tomorrow when we’re exhausted from work.”
Robert agreed. And then lived to regret his agreement.
I followed the recipe to the T, mixing my six cups of AP flour, 1 1/4 cups of soy-free shortening (palm oil instead of vegetable oil, thankyouverymuch), single tablespoon of baking powder and single teaspoon of salt with two cups of hot water (gradually added once the dry mixture creates small, crumbly balls). Robert manned our electric skillet while I attempted to roll out something that was reminiscent of a tortilla shell, in shapes that are utterly mind-boggling (the last couple do look a bit circular). And by 11:30, we had made a ton of thin, gorgeous, tasty tortilla shells for our soy-free taco night tomorrow. We froze half of them so that Robert could enjoy delicious breakfast burritos…for the remainder of the year.
Sure, we didn’t have our Easter Sunday breakfast until 11:30 this morning. And sure, our kitchen looked like we’d murdered the Pillsbury Doughboy for a little while.
But we ate semi-homemade biscuits for breakfast. And we made flour tortillas from scratch together.
Home-grown? Yes. Quaint? Cooking as a couple is as quaint as it gets. But a happy Easter? You bet! 🙂
Now, back to work!
P.S. I failed to mention that I burst a blood vessel in my ring finger today. I think it was from the strain of lifting some extremely heavy glass bowls out from under the counter. It doesn’t hurt, but my finger looks a little like it was in a fight.
The Dough Boy had it coming 😉
Lol, that’s what I thought, too!
It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning. Happy Easter!
Thanks, Lisa! It really was. Robert and I commented on how happy we were that we didn’t just opt to grab some food from the drive-thru. It was such a lovely morning that I actually felt human for a while! 🙂
That’s amazing! Sounds wonderful!
It really was! 🙂 Robert and I don’t get to enjoy a lot of time in the kitchen together these days (either he’s cooking or we eat out because the dissertation has me utterly in its clutches). But we work well together as a team, and most of the time we enjoy the concoctions we create. For those creations that are less appetizing…there’s always pizza! 😉
Very cool. Happy Easter, my friend. 🙂
Thanks, sweetie! Happy Easter to you too! I hope you enjoyed yours as well. 🙂
“Robert agreed. And then lived to regret his agreement.” Hahaha, story of my dude’s LIFE! Happy Day After Easter, Mrs. H!
Hehehe, our poor, awesome men…they think they’re doing the right thing by satisfying our whims. But at what cost to their own personal happiness? Lol. We’re lucky girls, that’s for sure. 😉
Good to hear you had a lovely Easter breakfast before the day ended and you were too “shell-shocked” from hunger to enjoy it! Happy Easter, my friend!
Thanks Kathy! 🙂 We had a wonderful time together–it was just so nice and quiet with just the two of us and the dogs. Sure, we had to get to work in the afternoon, but the morning was relaxing enough to put us into the working spirit by 2 p. 🙂 Happy Easter to you and Sara, too!