I’ve caught a cold.

Dealing with the great unwashed masses has its drawbacks. Germs being the number one. I do my best – I wash my hands constantly and try to avoid that hacking, slobbering person coughing into their hands and then grabbing the coffee pot and creamer – but a stray germ is bound to find its way to me, eventually.

I get two colds a year. One in Summer and one in Winter. I just do. I was beginning to think I was going to miss the winter cold this year, but it’s now obvious I’m not.

Oh well…

I’m off for two days and a lovely snow storm has just started, so I can just sit back and relax, watch the Oscars, eat a piece of peach pie, and sleep until noon, if I want. Snow storms and days off are a good thing.

Tonight’s dinner pretty much came out of the freezer. There were two containers of chicken stew in there from the chicken I made a couple of weeks ago. A simple biscuit topping and into a hot oven was all it took.

And then there was one…

Biscuit Topping

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • pinch salt

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Rub butter into flour with fingers until evenly distributed. Lightly stir in buttermilk and yogurt.

Scoop onto hot stew. Bake at 425° about 20 minutes.

The stew does need to be hot. If you put it onto cold stew, the tops will burn before the bottom ever cooks and you’ll end up with a doughy mess.

Ask me how I know this…

C’mon Red Carpet!