Dad loves biscuits 'n gravy, which I struggle to make on a regular basis. Truth be told, my biscuits work better as replacements for when we run out of white flyers.
I asked my girlfriend, whose wonderful biscuits with gravy her guy loves, for her biscuit recipe and any making tips.
After a long pause, she said... "How many times have you eaten biscuits here?"
"Lots," I said, "and they are always light, fluffy, and yummy."
"Yes, well... I don't have a recipe for them."
"Dammit," I said, "don't tell me you are one of those 'I don't use a recipe' people! Come on, help me out here before I kill off Dad."
"I don't need a recipe," she said, "All I have to do is open the Schwan's Southern Style Biscuit bag and throw them in the oven for 20 minutes."
So, as the Schwan's truck roars off down our driveway, I send up a little prayer for a friend who just may have saved Dad's life.