I have always felt that eating breakfast foods at dinnertime was extravagant. And, boy, was I in the mood for some comfort food tonight.
I started out by cooking some of the bacon that Marty bought for me at Cooper’s. I have found that the easiest way to cook bacon is in the convection toaster oven. Yeah, you heard me right. Just place it on the top rack of the oven and put a pan on the bottom rack to catch the drippings. Set the temperature to 200 and leave it alone. That strategy makes it pretty hard to over cook it and the fat helps baste the bacon. I made extra for a future BLT.
Next up was biscuits. I used Alton Brown’s biscuit recipe. And was shocked when I forgot just how incredibly sticky that recipe was. What is frustrating is that you really want to combat the stickiness by folding the dough and using lots of extra flour. But that is the last thing that you should do. If you overwork the dough, the biscuits will loose their fluffiness and turn tough. So I ended up with some rather interesting looking biscuits. But that doesn’t matter much in your stomach.
After the biscuits were in the oven, I made some white hominy grits. With butter…
And last, but not least, was a cheese omelet with poblano peppers. Don’t forget to add half ‘n half or whipping cream to your scrambled eggs! Very important.
The biscuit recipe makes far too many biscuits for one person. So, after eating one, I threw out the rest. So sad in a way to waste food. But a necessary evil to enable my indulgence.