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Saturday, March 8, 2008


"Dear Lord,

Please don't let anything happen to me today that, between the two of us, we can't handle."~

Breakfast is, by far, my favorite meal of the entire day....

A couple of times during the week, I really get hungry for homemade biscuits...and I LOVE those biscuit MIXES, too...those that you just drop from a spoon onto your baking sheet. They are so yummy.....sometimes, I make them with buttermilk (no buttermilk? Just plain milk with vinegar or lemon juice in it works beautifully). I was out of the mix this morning, tho, so had to do the scratch thing....not as light and fluffy as the mix, tho. I never have really had a good biscuit recipe! If you have one, would you share it with me?

I had to mix, roll and cut these...the whole 9 yards. Takes time but.......What's a girl to do.....I LOVE BISCUITS.

This is what we had with the biscuits....When I was a little girl, I LOVED it when my momma made mashed potatoes for dinner because she always made enough to have for breakfast the next morning. POTATO PATTIES are one of my favorite things in the world. When I make mashed potatoes, I ALWAYS make enough to have left-overs, just like my momma did.

You can make the patties with just plain mashed potatoes, milk, egg and a little flour. can add any or all of your favorite things like REAL bacon bits and cheddar cheese, like I did here. Green onions, hot peppers, mushrooms, ham bits....just about anything you might want to add tastes great.

Fry them in a healthy oil like olive oil, and drain them really well.....

Just a small amount of left-over mashed potatoes, after adding lots of goodies to them, makes a nice amount of patties. I nearly always have enough left to make some more either for dinner or breakfast the next day. AND...I love them cold, too, so I snack on them during the day......
We had warmed REAL Maple syrup with these this morning and I almost ate too much! Soooo good. Maybe if we eat healthy cereals, fruits, yogurts and other low fat foods mostly, this kind of breakfast won't do too much harm, every now and then.....????? Do ya think?

HUGS, bj


There is a recipe that is absolutely TO DIE FOR and is soooo easy and so delicious on THIS PIONEER WOMAN COOKS (on my sidebar) for APPLE DUMPLINGS. Oh, and her name is REE.

A grandson and I made these delicious rolls this last weekend and they are so great I just know you will want to make some this weekend.

Please go over to her blog and check this recipe out. WOW, it is so good and you won't believe how quick and easy it is.......


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! they look wonderful. I like to have breakfast for dinner. I found a on lind goodwill to shop it is I have bought 2 things already. It is like ebay but things are cheaper and there's not as many people bidding on the item. You should check it out.
Enjoy your day,

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Have fun nesting!! The first time I went to shopgood will I had a hard time finding it so let me know if you find it okay.

PEA said...

Oh you've really made me hungry this morning! lol Gosh, I remember my mom saving mashed potatoes to make those patties but I haven't had them in years. The next time I make mashed potatoes I will definitely be trying those. I love biscuits as well:-)

I've just checked out Ree's recipe for the apple dumplings...omigosh, they look wonderful! Love her sense of humour also! lol I've bookmarked her blog so that I can copy her recipes.

Have a fabulous weekend my friend. It's downright frigid here so I'm staying inside where it's nice and warm and visiting all my blogging friends:-) xox

Mississippi Songbird said...

Those look so good. I've never had those potato patties before..I make biscuits, but I just use self-rising flour, shortening and milk. They turn out pretty light and fluffy though. My brother-in-law taught me how years ago.. Momma had shown me before but she was more into Whopp biscuits(out of a can)
Have a blessed day and Good Luck in the Watkins drawing. Thanks for participitating.. I have had a lot of people sign up. I want to have more of them this year..
Bunches of hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh Bj there you go again getting me all hungry. Have a great weekend, I am off to the kitchen, emm what can I make, Janie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Yummy! I love potato cakes. My momma used to make those, too.....and I haven't done it in ages. Thanks for the reminder! ((hugs)) Rosie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Looks wonderful. I'm going to have to try those mashed potato patties. Trouble is, we never have any leftovers when I make mashed potatoes.

Mary said...


I have tried to post here several times and each time blogger has eaten my comments. I hope this time I'm successful.

The potato patties look wonderful and the homemade biscuits sound delicious. I'm on my way to your house for breakfast. LOL

Now I'm off to check out Ree's apple dumplings. You've made me terribly hungry.


Anonymous said...

Thoses potato patties look so delicious, going to have to try them very soon. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wonderful breakfast ideas! I hae never had potato pancakes like that but they sure look good, especially with bacon bits and cheese! Yum!

Meggie said...

Potato patties and biscuits...who could ask for anything more? I'm in heaven just thinking about them. Sounds like you had the perfect day...sitting by the fire and going thru your magazines. My kinda day!

Mary Isabella said...

I still make those potato pancakes.....Mary

Robyn said...

BJ! Love this post...good ol'country cooking for the southern gal in me! Yippeee! I too adore breakfast. I will breakfast for dinner when I can!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
You have done it to me again. LOL. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard here. LOL. Your homemade biscuits are just to die for. I have never heard of Potato Patties before. I will have to try that sometime when I have some leftover mashed potatoes left. Oh heck, I may just have to make some so I can make these patties. LOL. I don't have a recipe that I use when making homemade biscuits. I've never used the already made kind either. I've always just made them from scratch. I don't measure anything either. LOL. I just add till it looks like enough. I use self-rising flour and add an egg to the flower. I put in some butter and mix it together and add some buttermilk if I have it. If I don't, I just use regular milk. I mix it all together and then put it out on some flour and kneed it. I then flatten it out and I use a small cuop to cut my biscuits with. I put them on a pan that I have sprayed with PAM and then before I put them in the oven, I put lots of butter on top. LOL. Think I may be related to Paula Deen? LOL. They come out so good and don't last very long around here. Dang it BJ, I think I may make some homemade biscuits and some of those Potato Patties today. I can't wait now. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. I put up some pictures on my post today of the girls in the Snow we got on Friday.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

beddow said...

Potato cakes, that is what we called them, haven't had them in ages! I will have to try your version with the goodies added. It looks delicious!