Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Buttery Biscuits Recipe

You know, an interesting fact I learned today was that people who eat dinner around a table with other people (usually family) actually eat healthier and have better emotional/social lives. This is huge for kids. Some of the top academic kids in the world have only one thing in common and that is eating dinner at a table with family 4 nights a week. Hmm. So maybe loving God and loving others affects us more than we think when we get those things mixed up? 

It's interesting how important meals were to Jesus. Gathering around a table, breaking bread, drinking wine, and eating as a family was central to Jesus' ministry. Such as Jesus inviting Zaccheus to come have a meal. He did a lot of discipling and building into others around tables. In Matthew 26 it says that a woman came to Him with a flask of oil while he was reclined at a table and poured oil over Him. Mark 2:15-17 talks about Jesus, again, reclining with tax collectors and sinners at the table. The Passover involves a meal at the table. 

I am very interested to see the correlation of food, togetherness, learning, and how a healthy lifestyle (more than just food but all aspects of life) are closely intertwined. Who was at the heart of it? Who knew how to build into people's lives and change them? Jesus. He had it right. Mealtime was obvsiously important to Him and that means it should be important to me. 

What does this have to do with biscuits??! Well, biscuits are those buttery smelling, room filling deliciousness that flood your nostrils when you walk in from a cold day. They are a comfort food, yes. But they remind me of growing up and my mom making them for Sunday afternoon lunches. Such a good time. Or they remind me of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. A time of family, faith and friends. 

Buttery Biscuit Recipe
2 Cups flour
¼ cup butter (you can use coconut oil if you'd like)
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
¾ cup milk

1. Cut in butter with flour, salt, and baking powder. You can use a fork or your hands.
2. Add milk and form into ball.
3. Roll out on the counter to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut with round cutter (I use cups).
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until slightly browning.
5. Brush butter on the top when they come out. 
Enough for 4-6 people.

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