Monday, June 01, 2009

Sir, what is the white powdery substance in your carry-on?

Saturday morning I was sleeping peacefully when the phone rang.

"Hello," I answered in my groggy state.

"What kind of flour do you need? All purpose or Self-rising?" asked the familiar voice on the other end.

"Self-rising, I replied, "Love you."

"Love you, too," said the voice.

It was Hubs.

Y'all know I am picky about my biscuit flour. Mama has shipped it to me and brought it to me in person. I have run slap out and my people are starting to suffer.

When Hubs said he was going on a quick overnight work trip to the south, I asked him to buy some good biscuit flour.

On his way to the airport Saturday morning, he stopped in at Wal-mart to purchase my White Lily flour and, on a serious mission to find the right kind, called me on his cell phone to double check. After all, we're not talking about coming home with the wrong thing and driving back to the store to exchange it. We're talking about a plane ride across the country.

So, minutes after he went through the self check-out at Wal-mart, he boarded a plane with the goods.

This is what he brought home.

That's 20 pounds of flour, my friends.

I'll be making biscuits every day, several times a day, for the next century. You'll notice the busted bag to the right. (You just can't trust the airlines with your precious cargo anymore.)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to run to Wal-mart and purchase 10 gallons of buttermilk.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I just threw out the first bag of self-rising I've ever bought because i bought it for one specific recipe and then couldn't figure out what to do with it.

pendy said...

Ha! I believe I've commented before on your (our) love of WL flour...and shared with you that my mother-in-law even took it to France when they were stationed there!

Almost better than the biscuits is the biscuit toast the next morning. Ah.

Kelli said...

For those of us not lucky enough to be in the South, would you post your recipe?

Chris said...

Aren't you glad it freezes well? :)

TexasRed said...

So glad he made it through security with the (only slightly damaged) cargo!

kimberly t. bowling said...

White that DOES make some good biscuits!! What in the world do the other "less fortunate yankees" do without it? :)

Susanne said...

LOL. Now that is love!

Roxanne said...

What a man!!!!