January 11, 2013

Butter My Biscuit & Lazy Day Soup

I love biscuits.
I love bread in general.  I prefer bread over most meals.  I've got a son just like me.
So when I saw this recipe a zillion times on Pinterest, I was intrigued by the photos of the fluffy biscuits.
All the photos look so different, but all looked good.
But, I was a doubter.
Yes, I'm talking about the 7UP biscuits.
What?  How have I never heard of such a thing?  How can that taste good?
Who wants lemon-lime flavor in their biscuits?  Not I.
Am I the last person on earth to know about this?
Just look at it, my friends.
It's delicious.

Now for the lazy day soup...

With lots of holiday ingredients left in the refrigerator that needed to be used,
I threw together this soup.
It made the perfect side dish for my biscuits.

Spicy sausage rolled into small meatballs, bay leaf, yellow potatoes, celery, onion and sage.

My bay leaf wreath hangs over the stove for a quick grab.

We like our food very spicy.
I added chopped garlic, course black pepper, red pepper
and an organic seasoning blend that I love from Costco.
See all the great stuff in it?
Browned those meatballs up...

If you back up to the bay leaf photo, you'll see that I use a lot of those spices.
The copper lid  looks good enough for keeping out by the stove and within easy reach.
The quality is great and the price is terrific.
I buy loads of spices...buying these bulk sizes for the ones that I use daily saves so much
and I don't feel like I sacrifice the flavor for a lower price.

You guessed it!  I always add jalapeno.
I throw it in with the spices so that the oil and seeds can really flavor the sausage.
If my eyes water and I start to cough...I know those babies are extra hot.

Add your veggies and toss with all the spicy good stuff.

Cook for about 10 minutes, tossing often.
Then add your chicken broth or whatever broth you have on hand.
I had this.
I'm too lazy to make my own broth...I said this was lazy day, remember?

Simmer  for a bit.
Just before serving I added a pat of butter and a squeeze of lemon.
To the soup, not the biscuit.
You'll butter that biscuit in a minute.

I put the focus on the biscuit, since it is the main course.

Add a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt if you like,
then let the stuffing of the faces begin!

Be warned...
You are going to hear "Mom? I need more biscuits!"
This recipe made four big biscuits in an 8x8 square pan.
I don't even use a biscuit cutter...why?
Why bother? 
We all like rustic food, right?
It's a lazy day.

Biscuit recipe:
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup lite sour cream
1/2 cup 7UP or Sprite
(I used Sprite the second time I made them)
1/4 cup of melted butter

Preheat oven to 450.
Put the butter in a 9x9 (or 8x8) pan and pop into the oven to melt while you mix the dough.
Cut the sour cream into the Bisquick, add the 7UP and mix.
This makes a very, very soft dough.
Sprinkle some Bisquick on your board and pat the dough out.
Get your pan out of the oven.

Cut biscuits out or just place dough into the pan with the melted butter, like I did.
Bake at 450 until golden brown.
Then watch them disappear.

Have a great weekend!

PS.  This biscuit recipe or a slight variation is everywhere on the web,
so I'm not going to link it to one specific site, as I'm uncertain of the origin.
And as a disclaimer, unless you like food that's 'so spicy it makes your nose run'...  
this soup is not a good option for you.
Just don't do it.
I warned you.

Linking up with:
Rooted in Thyme
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Cowgirl Up


  1. I love it all and now I'm hungry for a meal like this, which I do not have at the ready! I want to be Ina's Jeffrey!

    You make me giggle! I also consider breads of any kind a meal and the main course as a side! If I could eat buttermilk biscuits and croissants everyday, I WOULD!

    Love that you add the jalapenos! Yum. I like spicy, Brad not so much. He generally buys mild salsa and I ask "Why do we even have this?"

    I need a bay leaf wreath like that! Where did you get it and possible silly question- but how long do they last?

    Off to find artisan breads!



  2. Hi Tina,
    I am SOOOO going to do these biscuits with soup this weekend! It's supposed to get really cold tomorrow and Sunday. I love soup - especially on cold days. Your soup sounds terrific, but I need to purchase a few things before I can make it. And, I gotta say - I LOVE It that you add jalapeno. We Texas girls love our heat! Let the noses run where they will. And your Christmas bay wreath - the one I coveted - is getting some good use, too. Thanks for these recipes!

  3. When I make biscuits, I still use my grandmother's recipe, but these sound so good that I'll have to try them.

    I'm not a spicy gal, so I'd have to leave the jalapenos out of the soup. :)

  4. This looks like a great meal...no fuss, my fav. Can any biscuit be bad? LOL xoxo,Susie

  5. Wow, this looks mighty yummy, biscuit and all. Spicy is good for us too. Did you see the tutorial I did on my blog about Recipage?
    It's a great way of adding your recipes and they show up on your blog. Easy to print and share.


  6. god, those biscuits look amazing. By the way, I think they would work as dumplings in your soup - drop by spoonful into your hot broth, then cover them and let cook for 5 - 10 minutes. They will be just as awesome as the biscuits. For some reason this reminded me of a cake that I make in a cast iron skillet - you just put a bunch of ice cream in the center and everyone eats straight from the skillet. Amazing.

  7. Tina,
    both the biscuits and soup look so yummy! Can anything be bad with jalapenos added, the hotter the better! Both look easy enough even for me to make,will have to give them a try.
    PS. I'm doing well, will find out in aprox 4 wks if I need to have a defibulator inplanted, hopefully not, but if so, should be fine. My numbers are almost good enough for that not to happen so hope to improve enough so it won't be needed.

  8. You're making my mouth water! I'll take carbs over almost anything :)

  9. Well, I am on a gluten free diet and I don't like spicy food, but I do love your bay wreath.

  10. I've been eating my slightly spicy chicken tortilla soup all week, and it would have been even better with a buttery biscuit. They look delish!

  11. Looks amazing!

  12. I make the Bisquick biscuits all the time but these sound delicious. Thanks for both recipes....doesn't sound too lazy to me! xo Diana

  13. Oh boy!
    Another Texas blogger AND a great biscuit recipe to try!

    I am a new follower and off to read more.
    I live in South Texas and I am hoping for cold weather again this weekend.

    White Spray Paint

  14. Looks delish, Tina! I like to try anything that's Easy!
    Mary Alice

  15. Yum. Today is the perfect day for soup. The biscuits sound good. My kids will love the idea of 7Up biscuits. Hey - I have that Le Crueset too! Frugal Gourmet blue! Your bay leaf wreath is beautiful and what a cool idea, to be able to just grab a leaf. It must be so wonderfully fragrant too. xx

  16. I love bread! I will definitely try this recipe. :) Where did you get the bay leaf wreath? I love it! You make everything look delish!

  17. Looks delicious! Now I am craving biscuits...yum!

  18. My hubs just hollered up the stairs.."what sounds good for supper?"...THIS...this looks incredible! Love your bay wreath!

  19. The perfect comfort foods for a miserable January! Yum.

  20. My mother used to make biscuits all the time when we grew up. I haven't made them in a long time, now I will. Thanks so much for sharing both of these delicious recipes at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


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