Monday, January 8, 2018

Bearclaws, Biscuits, & Gravy...





My realtor called Sunday morning to say the house appraised and all is well. 
Every time my realtor has come by to have me sign papers he has brought me a bearclaw from the local bakery. Today he showed up with another paper. I opened the door and as he started to hand me the papers I looked him over, and looking near to tears said "I'm sorry Max, I can't sign it..."  
He looked beyond stunned and said "What!"  
"I can't... 
I can't sign it without a bearclaw." 
He finally got it and laughingly said, "Jeez, you had me going there for a minute." 
He's been so good to me, I really shouldn't give him a hard time. 

The estate auction is open online and things are doing better than I expected they would.  The people that are buying the house are also buying the living room couches and tables, so they didn't go into the online auction. 

My daughter and grandsons brought up the trailer for me to store my things in. I don't have enough worldly goods to fill it, which is fine by me. At least I won't be paying for a storage unit. 
So good to see them, my grandsons are quick witted and funny as all get out with their dry sense of humor.  Willie and a giant box of dog biscuits went home with them for the duration.  

Did you know there's a school you can go to learn to make biscuits!  Well there is at the Southern Belle Biscuit Co.
"Biscuits & Breakfast Class - Our basic class. Learn how to make a classic Southern Biscuit, the tips tricks, dos and don'ts of biscuit making, gravy too!"




I'm thinking this just might be the ticket, Lord knows my friends and family have tried to teach me. Why, I might just find a feller if I could make edible biscuits AND gravy!



28 comments:

  1. You've confessed that some of your family have painted some of your biscuits orange and have used them as clay pigeons...the class may be a good idea.

    I'm glad that things are moving ahead to plan. Moves are very stressful. Keep it all in perspective.

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    1. LL,
      Excited to read your new book, gett'r done!

      The only saving grace to my clay pigeon biscuits is that they are somewhat biodegradable after a hard rain...

      The battles with my brother continue, I have no idea what he hopes to achieve by this. Another month or so and then I'm not responsible for the estate.

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  2. OH MY GOSH!!! You are so lucky to not be able to fill that trailer. I still remember my very first grown up apartment. I owed a bed, a love seat, two director chairs, a WW2 army trunk for a coffee table, and a small wrought iron garden table for dining. I was never that happy again.

    You have everything you need, Brig.

    It all sounds tremendously exciting, but LL is right - moving can be stressful. Try to focus on positive change. You'll be fine.

    Biscuit class? Good idea ;-)

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    1. Adrienne,
      Yep, I do have what I need, well except for a home base, but I'll work on that as I go.

      Moving can be stressful, but it's a great chance to clean house of all the junk. I've moved a lot, and attitude is what makes or breaks it for me.

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  3. I am glad you are doing well. I know this time is very stressful. I wish I could make yummy biscuits like those ones. I can do yeast rolls but not biscuits. I need to practice. Glad the auction is going well too!!!

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    1. CiNdEe,
      I'm in awe of you for your being able to make yeast rolls.
      Are you liking this beautiful rain we have gotten of late!

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  4. When I married I moved everything I owned in one trip in a compact car. After that it was always a truck load. Good luck with everything.

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      LOL, Early on the Cowman and I moved to Cal Poly (with a little baby) so he could finish his degree. Everything we owned was in the back of our pickup.

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  5. Glad things are going well and anxious to see what lies ahead for you (don't think it's making biscuits)haha

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      Don't give up on me and my biscuits just yet!

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  6. So glad the sale is going so smooth. Laughed at your pulling the agents leg. Oh so that is the order. Here I was looking for a man who could make biscuits and gravy.

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    1. Arkansas Patti,
      Realtor showed up again yesterday with more papers for me to sign, but this time he had a bearclaw for me and a muffin for himself, yay!
      That's a pretty darn good idea to find a man that can make biscuits and gray.

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  7. A new beginning is getting very close I see. I'm sure glad all those ducks are swimming in a nice straight line.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      It is, about a month more and I'm done with the estate duties!

      Brother is still at it, sigh... If only I hadn't promised Dad...

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  8. I am looking very forward to hearing about your travels, as your life changes.

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    1. Cheri,
      I'm looking forward to experiencing more of life!
      How is the desert and painting coming along?

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    2. Hi Brig, I am back from the desert and tending to the usual here at the Rancho. I haven't painted since the granddaughters stayed in the spare bedroom over the holidays. I put all of my paint, etc. in the closet. Just pulled it out today. I did take my two huge bison paintings down to Arizona and hung them on opposite walls so that when I was not there, they could look at each other from across the room. Ha ha! I hope you are able to get back to painting. It sounds to me as if you were pretty good.

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    3. Cheri,
      Your beautiful bison went to Arizona for the winter!
      Waiting to see what you paint next, more horses I hope.
      I haven't painted in so long it would be like starting over from scratch, but that's ok. (LOL, the curator was the Cowman's uncle and the painting was of the ranch, so it probably was more the subject matter than my talent with a brush that caught his eye!)

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  9. The biggest key to biscuits is minimal mixing and minimal rolling out. The less you handle the dough, the better it rises.
    So when feeling stressed, I make rolls or bread...you can knead to your heart's content and it helps. Biscuits...not so much. Less is better. That's all I know. :)

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    1. Suz,
      That is what my Texan excellent cook/baker friend said, and she isn't that far from me here in N Calif. Might be able to get her to give me a lesson or two before I'm gone from Calif.

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  10. Glad things are smoother this time! And yes, less is more on biscuits!

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    1. Old NFO,
      Well actually it's not any smoother, I just refuse to worry about things that I have no control over.
      With the stupid ammo edicts of this state my biscuits might be an alternative source...

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  11. I once worked for a couple whose trawler was named "Biscuit." For a few years, I tried to get them to name their dinghy "Gravy," but they were easterners, and were having none of it.

    I'm really glad things are coming along. Getting settled in a new place is one thing, but being able to let go of all the hoopla with your brother's another. If he were here in Texas, someone surely would look him in the eye and say,"Now, boy -- don't you be ugly." Ugly behavior covers a lot of territory, and none of it's good. :-)

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    1. shoreacres,
      LOL, they should have named the dingy "Gravy". Wonder if Dad's boat is still has the name "Ol Ugly" on it...

      Yep, there has been a lot of ugly with the brother. Now he has questioned not only my integrity & fitness to administer the estate, but the estate lawyer's and his admin assistant as well.

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  12. I love biscuits and gravy, and bearclaws!

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    1. LSP,
      Yep, I do too. Blessed be Padre.

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  13. It sounds like things are moving along well. I am afraid that bear-claws and biscuits and gravy are off my plate for life. Damn!!

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Your still kick'n, that's the important thing!

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