Oh man, what a crazy week! I feel like I haven't blogged in weeks. This weekend is our parent conferences for the students and it is always a very busy week with so much to do that we don't know what to do with ourselves. Tomorrow night we are serving some goodies (chocolate rice krispy pops, chicken salad croissants, meatball sliders, cookies, strawberry and cream puff kabobs, hummus w/ pita chips and more) for about 85 parents while they network and meet other parents. Then the next two days (Friday and Saturday) we are serving about 130 parents, all of the students, and most of the staff around campus breakfast and lunch, with some goodies afterward to snack on. It's pretty insane, but I am excited about some of the stuff that we are planning on serving! Definitely blogging material. With that said, I apologize if you don't hear from me for a few days.
I am also planning a baby shower for my little sister that I am having next Saturday. I have so many cute and new recipes that I am dying to try and and share with all of you! This is what I have planned so far:
*Mini key lime cupcakes
*Mini cookies and cream cupcakes
*Chocolate lollipops (request from the mom-to-be)
I can't decide if I want to do something savory, and here is my reasoning. First of all, everyone in attendance will be women. I don't know any woman that doesn't love sweets! The second being, my little sister has basically lived off chocolate her entire life (and has always been skinny as a twig) and I know that she could live without something savory. Give the girl some chocolate and she is good to go. And lastly, how do I make something savory that is blue? That doesn't even sound good...
Onto this amazing recipe. I made these biscuits tonight for dinner. I have only been to Red Lobster twice in my life. I probably would have never gone even once, except my husband was raving about how good it was (he eats their steak...no seafood....hmmmm..) and about their cheddar biscuits. I finally caved and one day we were off to Red Lobster. I ordered CHICKEN pasta. I crack myself up. This was before I realized that I actually like fried shrimp. That is basically the only seafood I am a fan of. Anyway, on this day I was introduced to the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. AMAZING!!! Those things are incredible! So when I decided that I wanted to try and replicate these biscuits today, I didn't want to get high hopes. First of all, the recipe was very simple and basic and seemed too good to be true. In the first bite I was in love! We may never go to Red Lobster again (sorry Red Lobster, we can get steak and chicken pasta elsewhere)!
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 cup Cheddar Cheese; finely grated
3/4 cup whole milk (I used 2%)
2 Tbsp. butter
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 dash salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine Bisquick with cheddar cheese, milk, 2 Tbsp. butter that has been melted in the microwave, and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder in a medium bowl. Mix until well-combined.
Drop approx. 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Combine 1/4 cup butter with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, parsley flakes and salt. Brush the mixture over the tops of each unbaked biscuit.
Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown. Serve warm.