Friday, October 10, 2008

Computers & Biscuits


So Johnny and I are in the market for a new laptop...well, two actually. One for him to take to Iraq and one for me at home. We went to Best Buy to look around and we like the DELL Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750 laptop because it has a built-in web cam and the price is do-able. I've been doing some research on customer reviews, but I was wondering if y'all had any thoughts? Do you happen to have that same computer? Do you have a different laptop that you love?? Have you ever used Windows Vista? That's what this computer has and I've read mixed reviews on it. It's just such a big purchase and I'm definitely the type of person that has to do lots of homework on the product before I am ok with spending that kind of money. any thoughts you have on that would be great and super helpful!!

I love warm, homemade biscuits....especially as it starts to get cooler outside. So, for dessert last night I made homemade buttermilk biscuits and Johnny and I smeared butter and honey all over was so yummy! It is the quickest, simplest recipe out there for biscuits and it doesn't require active yeast (an ingredient that always makes me not want to try a recipe if it calls for that) and they are yummy, yummy, yummy!
Here is the recipe:

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits:
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
¾ tsp. kosher salt
1 c. cold buttermilk
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Preheat oven to 475°. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix together the buttermilk and melted butter until the butter forms weird looking clumps. Using a rubber spatula, add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until the mixture begins to pull away from the bowl. Don't over mix! Drop spoonfuls (about ¼ c. size or smaller) of dough onto a parchment covered cookie sheet, about 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until tops are golden. Serve fresh from the oven. Yields 10-13 biscuits.


Sarah B. said...

Oh Husband just went through the process of buying a new laptop. I got his "leftover" but it works fine. I wish I knew what he got but he is out of town for the weekend. He LOVES computere when he gets back I will ask his opinion and pass it on if it can wait until Mon morning. And those biscuits look family loves the cheesy biscuits buut I prefer mine with honey...yummy.

Jess Hall said...

Dell laptops are the best... they last the longest, and are the most reliable - we use them at work, and Tim and I both have one at home that we have had for the past 5 years. I just helped my mum buy a new Dell similar to the one you are looking at and it was verrrryyy nice! The built in webcam is also excellent.. clear etc.. and will be great for you and Johnny! Windows Vista is fine, there are still some things that Microsoft need to fix up on it, but it's mainly for business use - for use at home etc it is great... it is very security drive but it's a good thing these days. Also get Office 2007... it's much better than 2003 and the possibilites for creating are endless!!
Ok, so I'm sounding a bit geeky... but I do work in IT! :)
Have a look at the Dell Studio laptop range... they are very cool.

Jess Hall said...

PS. I must tell you what you made are called SCONES!!!! Biscuits are cookies!! hehe xx