i went ahead with breakfast as planned. but what is a gluttenous breakfast without some homemade biscuits!? i NEVER thought i would get them "down". my mom is the best biscuit maker in town and mine never turned out. but with some hard work and determination i am now the designated biscuit baker.
~2 heaping cups of self rising flour
~3 heaping T. of vegetable shortening
~1 scant c. milk
~~~mix flour and shortening with a fork or your hands until most of the flour is mixed with shortening and kinda lumpy.
~~~add milk and lightly mix all together with a spoon(or hands if that brave). mix JUST UNTIL incorporated. do not handle any longer then needed. this is what keeps them fluffy!
~~~pour out onto a floured surface, either a counter or cutting board. don't knead, just use your hands to form together and to press flat. use your fingers and hands instead of a rolling pin. then cut out with biscuit cutter and place them touching each other on a baking sheet. cook for 10-12 minutes in a 400 degree oven. (preheat)