What's in a Name?
WAIT! Don't leave me yet - let me explain!
I did not grow up on a ranch. My family had a small flock of sheep, and I was raised with a love for animals and agriculture. I pursued a degree in this field, and met and fell in love with this handsome Colorado ranch-boy.
But loving agriculture and LIVING agriculture are two very different things. I have learned so much about cattle, ranch life and farming that I never knew before, or ever dreamed I would need to know.
So that brings me to my name; Rustic Ranch Wife.
When we were first married, there became a running joke around here. When Kacey (that's me) didn't know something or showed her amateur status.
"A REAL ranch wife would have known"
"A REAL ranch wife would have done it this way..."
And then we'd all have a laugh at my expense. It's a good thing I am very comfortable in my own skin and can see the humor in this. Women who married into ranching or farming, you know what I am talking about!
And yes, even after 15 years, we still joke about this. So when I was thinking of what to name my blog, I was searching for a name with meaning. Unfortunately, Real Ranch Wife was already taken, so "Rustic" (considering my love of old junk) was the next best thing.
What does this have to do with Biscuits?
*Open and Shut gates with a smile
*Save every receipt - every. single. one
*Understand the importance of the little pocket book that rancher/farmer carries, and DON'T wash it!
*Plan all activities around the unpredictablility of the weather
***Know how to make PERFECT Biscuits!***
3 Cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 Cup Crisco
2/3 Cup Milk (whole or buttermilk)
*Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
*Mix Dry Ingredients
*Cut in Crisco (a potato masher works GREAT for this!)
*Mix in egg and milk
*Knead just until all ingredients are mixed
*Cut bicuits with a glass or jar of the desired size
*Continue to roll and cut until all dough is used
*Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
Sit back and enjoy your status as a REAL ranch wife as you savor your perfect biscuits with butter & honey, sausage gravy, or just use them as a nice side dish to stews, soups and of course, BEEF!