With the holidays being the busy time they are this has been a challenge, but all in all we've stayed true to our core values and came out on top. I find the two major areas that tend to get out of control are gift lists and food. Our gift list wasn't very long but did have a handful of family on it and all but one gift was made by hand in our home. However, since I wasn't out shopping all day like in years past I was able to avoid the fast food dinner trap. On Christmas day I realized I didn't have any Bisquick and McClane had specifically requested sausage balls as one of our menu items. I have a recipe for homemade Bisquick, but like most moms on Christmas day, I was too busy cooking to fool with it. Racey offered to go to Walgreen's and grab a box along with crackers to replace the ones he ate on accident so I figure what the heck... it's Christmas day for crying out loud! As you can imagine, they didn't have any so I was forced to take the time to make it myself and I'm glad I did. It was so easy and only took less than ten minutes start to finish, which was less time than it took Racey to put his shoes on and drive to the store. In my rush I forgot to take pictures of the 'Homemade Bisquick' so here are the directions.
1/3 c. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
4 tsp. salt
2 c. shortening, that does not require refrigeration