Thursday, August 10, 2023

Sour Dough Biscuits and Upcoming Changes

Good evening, friends!

August is here and we will soon be in autumn and I can't wait!!!

On August 1st the month started with a super moon. Kayla was enjoying looking at it from the front porch so we ended up loading up into the car and driving out to Cooley Lake Conservation Area with the telescope. After getting far enough away from the city to get a bit of darker sky we were able to view the moon so clearly, and it was beautiful!

Viewing the Super Moon

Today is my mother-in-law's boyfriend's birthday. We were going to have Terry's birthday party on Sunday night, but Aaron was scheduled to work, so we have postponed it until the 20th. Terry and Lisa ended up coming over during the weekend anyway. They brought a few presents for the girls, as well as a beautiful necklace and bracelet for me and a "new to us" self-propelled mower for Aaron. They are far too generous and I'm not sure what we are going to do with them. LOL.

Gifts from Mother-In-Law and Boyfriend

On Sunday night "Mimi" and Terry played a game of "Murder" (AKA Aggravation and about another dozen names) with the girls. Unfortunately it went on longer than they could stay so there was no winner, but they had fun.

The Girls Play Murder with Mimi and Terry

While they played I made a quick supper. I whipped up some sour dough biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy. These, along with some leftover pork roast, made a nice quick supper. The sour dough biscuits are always delicious. 

Here's the recipe:

Sourdough Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups sourdough starter (See recipe below)
Mix dry ingredients. Cut butter into small cubes and cut into flour. Add sourdough starter and mix until all dough comes together. Roll out 1/2" thick, cut biscuits and bake at 425° F. for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Sourdough Biscuits

Sourdough Starter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a breathable glass container. Yeast is optional, but starts the fermentation process of the starter dough a bit faster. Leave out on counter for a few hours until bubbled up. Place in fridge and let sit for a day or two before first use. It is normal for a layer of liquid to form on the top. Stir in before using. If the liquid is gray or black because it hasn't been used for awhile discard and start over. Once used "feed" the starter to keep it going. You can feed it by adding two more cups of water and 2 cups of flour. Mix well, leave out for a few hours and place back in fridge. If it isn't used for awhile pour off a bit of starter and "feed" it to keep it going.


It appears big changes are coming to our life, at least temporarily for us.

My mother-in-law messaged me yesterday morning and told me that work was going to be closing their DMV office for a few weeks since they were moving to a new building, but it wasn't ready for them yet. As such, she was going to be out of work...very stressful as you can imagine. However, by the end of the day everything had changed.

She had an interview and will be moving to a different DMV office close to us, as well as close to Independence where she is planning on moving in with Terry as soon as his lease is up and they find a new apartment big enough for both of them. Since it will be over an hour drive one-way we are going to be moving her in with us for a few months during the transition period. That will help her get on her feet financially as well as save her a lot of driving time back and forth. 

There is a lot to get done in a short period of time since she will be moving in with us on the 19th of this month. We are going to Warrensburg to take her some boxes tomorrow evening. We are all excited, and I'm excited to see God's plan for her life playing out, as well as being excited that we can be a part of it.

Aaron ended up having to work some of his days off this week...a total of 6 out of the last 7 days. He was super tired this morning when he got home and ready for a few days off. He took a nap and then this afternoon we went to City Market and got sandwiches at Carollo's. The sandwiches are always delicious!

"The Romano" - Carollo's Deli @ City Market - Kansas City, MO

Well...that's it for now. Since it is almost midnight and I am exhausted, I am going to call it a night. Sleep well, friends, and I'll keep you updated on future happenings!

(Queen of the Lair)

Sour Dough Biscuits and Upcoming Changes

Good evening, friends! August is here and we will soon be in autumn and I can't wait!!! On August 1st the month started with a super moo...