If you happened to have read my last week in review post, you might have caught how on Friday I got my baby for my child development class. It was weird how I became so emotionally connected to a doll. Borderline creepy.
I ended up having to take the baby to my soccer games this weekend. How lucky am I that not only did i have one, but TWO games! Thankfully my mom was able to take care of her for the second game.
You would not believe the looks I got from some people. I feel for teen moms now more than I ever thought I would. Sure, I think that raising a baby as a teen is far from ideal, but I don’t think giving teen moms looks of disapproval will make anything better. It’s not going to change what has happened and it sure will not make things easier. It’s hard enough raising a baby as a teen, criticism just adds to the struggle. Again, I’d like to emphasize the point that I am NOT encouraging teen pregnancies or teen sex or any of things of that matter. This topic is not normally something I would bring up on the blog, but this baby project really hit me hard. The looks that I got were hurtful (from people who did not take a close enough look) and it just kills me to imagine what it would be like for a teen with a real alive baby. As much as I hate to say it, I think the fact that the baby was African American did not help.
Alright, that’s enough of that.
Let’s make biscuits! I have made biscuits in the past, some flavored, some definitely not. This biscuit recipe is my FAVORITE to date! They don’t exactly look “perfect” but that’s just because you don’t have to do the whole rolling and flouring thang. Plus for me! Enjoy these delicious buttery biscuits with jam, butter, or pretty much anything!
(Makes 6 biscuits)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 stick butter, cold and cubed
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons (150 ml) milk (I used skim)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in cold butter, I used my hands. Pour in milk and use hands until fully incorporated, but be sure not to over mix. Mix until just combined.
- Drop dough onto cookie sheet and shape as desired. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Enjoy! Perfect with jam or butter.
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