…come on! Why am I cursed with these terrible songs in my head?! At any rate, we’re celebrating this week and not because of Christmas. I’m still not close to ready for that…shopping, baking, menu planning, cleaning, wrapping, etc. all still left to do. I guess procrastination got the better of me this year – that and work. Two more days to go this week and I’m home free!
So what are we celebrating? A four-spoon dish? Yes, but we’ll get to that momentarily. Are we celebrating two new awards? Yes, but again, we’ll get to that. Our celebration is in fact nothing blog or holiday related. We’re celebrating something that’s been in the making for 16 years…31 seasons…314 games and 117 penalty minutes (for Mike that is).
The Flock, Mike’s broomball team for more than a decade, clinched the Evanston Broomball League finals. And yes, it was worth the wait. Mike and I were just dating when I experienced my first broomball game. In fact, I don’t think anyone on his team was married. But last night as they took the title, eight pairs of little feet (a pair of which are brand new!) got to join their daddies on the ice. How time flies. Congratulations guys!
So in honor of our champion and because we’re always on the look-out for a great weekend breakfast recipe, we bring you Maple Bacon Biscuits. Yes, they are as good as they sound. We’ll be making these on Christmas morning and the next time we have overnight guests. We started by chopping up some bacon into bite size pieces.
We then poured the maple bacon syrup into a greased 9″ springform pan and turned to our biscuit topping. We went back to a recipe we came across in one of our stateside adventures for Mississippi Buttermilk Biscuits and whipped up the dough. We then scooped the dough out over the maple bacon syrup in the springform.
Then we turned the oven off and let the biscuits sit in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes until they were golden brown. Next we removed the pan from the oven and flipped it upside down on a serving plate. We then released the pan and scrapped the remaining syrup over the biscuits.
All I have to say is that the blueberry stuffed French toast didn’t stand a chance. While it was pretty good by French toast standards (albeit not our favorite), it just didn’t stand a chance against the warm, dripping, maple bacon goodness.
Everyone ate their serving of the French toast, but everyone devoured the maple bacon biscuits – their own serving and then some. This was a definite hit. Even Mr. N and Miss A enthusiastically gave these biscuits 4 spoons (as did Nana and Papa!), and we didn’t find anything hidden under anyone’s seats. So if you’re looking for an easy, but downright delicious breakfast for friends, family or yourselves this holiday weekend (or anytime really)…what could be better than this breakfast of maple bacon-y goodness?
Now on to the awards. Yesterday we were awarded the Liebster Award from the Orange Bee and the Versatile Blogger Award from Alternative Eating. Thank you ladies for honoring us with these awards. We are very grateful and ever humble. It means a great deal to us. We compiled our lists for the Versatile Blogger back in September and you can view them here here. Again, thank you Orange Bee and Alternative Eating. You made our day!
Cheers! And for those of you in need of a breakfast of Champions, or to serve your little champions, you can print the recipe here: Maple Bacon Biscuits