These are what I served along with the vegetarian chili on Sunday.
A word about Sundays at my house: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ve probably noticed me mentioning Sunday dinners and/or how a certain dish went over with my family in many of my recipe posts. That’s because I (try!) to host a family dinner (or lunch) every Sunday with my parents, siblings, their significant others, sometimes a few dogs, and anyone else who is free. I don’t have a ton of traditions or rituals in my life but this is one that is very important to me. I work a lot of hours and am often not home as much as I’d like. I don’t get to cook as much as I’d like. (That’s not to say I don’t love my job or my busy life, because I do.) But Sundays are my days to prepare food to my hearts desire and have some quality time with my family. Not just a quick ‘hi’ and hug ‘bye’ at an event, but really sitting down together and talking and eating. It really means a lot to me… so that’s why you’ll hear me mention Sundays a lot.
Other things that mean a lot to me: puppy snuggles, the Twilight series, savings accounts, central air and heating, comfy cute shoes and date nights with my man.
I’m completely serious about all those things. Obviously.
Needed: 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup cold butter, 4 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (optional).
In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt, sugar and pepper. Cube the cold butter and cream cheese into really small cubes and using your (clean) hands mix the fats into the flour mixture until crumbly and well combined.
Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Mix until a coarse dough forms. Fold in the shredded cheese if using.
On a floured surface knead the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Using a biscuit cutter or the opening of a jar (I don’t own a biscuit cutter for some reason) cut into circles and place these on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat until you’ve used all the dough. Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes.