I was going to surprise my sweet man with homemade scratch biscuits and gosh-to-goodness gravy for Father's day. He's a terrific father and hubby and he deserves it! (and I'm never home to cook anymore so I hoped that I could make up for that lag in my crazed schedule...)
And it's not like this is my first rodeo with good old country B&G.... seriously... I'm an Idaho, country raised kid... it's genetically built into my DNA to be able to prepare a dish like this- with my eyes closed!
I broke out the flour and my trusty, most favored (and my second copy of this same book because I wore out the first one.....) cookbook. I carefully followed the directions for baking powder biscuits. As I'm putting it together a couple of things are in the back of mind... like- I've never used milk in a pastry batter before.... but, ok. I realize I don't have shortening- but figure butter is just fine- and as I'm cutting in the butter- I'm thinking out loud- that this just seems too dry..... and I'm now guessing that one shouldn't use Kosher salt in baking???? And finally- and this is KEY.... baking powder- really, really.... really- does have a shelf life... and should never, ever, ever, ever- be purchased in bulk- unless you are a very busy bakery.... because you'll NEVER use it in a timely enough fashion.
In the mean time- call your dad- wish him a day of relaxation- and tell him thank you! :)