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.
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!
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?
We all like rustic food, right?
It's a lazy day.
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.