All kinds of craziness. Got a call from my lawyer Friday. Suddenly the bank (Wells Fargo) wants to close, in July, if I sign an arms length agreement. I know there are a couple of lawyers reading this, so correct me if I’m wrong. I think that means I’m agreeing not to file a complaint against them. Apparently they want us, and th sellers lawyer to sign one, since the lawyer threatened to file a complaint. I’m not signing anything, but after looking at two places this weekend, I know there isn’t anything as nice for th e money out there. I saw a beautiful duplex, and it cost slightly more than I can afford, possiby doable, but the maintenance was so crazy high. The other was a smaller condo in the same development, with no carpets, and bright walls (pink, blue & yellow), and they have to move because they just had a baby, and no children under 18 are allowed. I think that stinks, but they’re packed and ready, but won’t go down in price for a condo that has little to offer. My jinxed one looks better and better. Advice?
My sister loves just about anything sweet potato. This recipe came in yesterday’s mail
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Maple Butter
Yields approximately 18 (2-inch) biscuits
For the biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into cubes
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato (approximately 1 large potato)
1/2 cup buttermilk, plus additional as needed
For the maple butter
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375°
In a large bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or your fingers if you don’t have one) cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is a mix of pea-size balls and small crumbs.
In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potato and buttermilk until well-combined. Fold into the flour mixture, adding more (up to 4 tablespoons) buttermilk if necessary. The dough should form a nice ball, and be just a bit on the sticky side, as opposed to crumbly and dry. Chill the dough for thirty minutes, if desired, although you can bake them off immediately if you would like. I happen to like the way the biscuits look when the dough has chilled (a bit more crackly on top), but the flavor is not affected by this step.
Pat out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about a 1-inch thickness (do not roll out the dough with a rolling pin). Cut out rounds using a well floured biscuit cutter. Gather the remaining scraps and repeat until all the dough is used. Place the biscuits on a large sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes (or bake in batches).
For the maple butter, mix the room temperature butter and maple syrup until completely combined and smooth. Serve with warm biscuits or refrigerate until needed.
Note: the cooked biscuits will freeze beautifully and can be pulled out at a moments notice. Just bake at 375° until heated through.
This is a good buy from Ebay if you use a lot of rice. No s&h either. Choice of colors.
It will probably take several tries, but you can get free Glidden paint. Small size for an accent wall. I ordered Carribean Blue.