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Banker's Holiday and a FIKA

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Like all high salary positions, time off, holidays, annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, golf charity outings, first day of hunting, last day of hunting, teacher's meetings, pick up child that is sick day, snow days, storm days, rain days, Federal Holidays, State Holidays, (needed) a Governor Dalton's Day in Kennett, and even my favorite, the Annual Kennett Mosquito Legs Fry Feasible, and the holiday I am still trying to figure out from Great Britain, "The Bank Holidays" are all needed. Really?

So now I am taking my first Banker's Holiday in Kennett, Missouri. Not to leave you with out an idea, try these biscuits for breakfast on you next holiday, whatever you call them.

So when in the early AM tomorrow you will know that some Mayonnaise Biscuits are being made at my home. For these light and fluffy biscuits you use mayonnaise and the biscuit does not even taste like mayonnaise. All I request is use just enough milk to hold it together, and no more.

By the time you are preparing the coffee, sausage, milk gravy, pouring the OJ, the biscuits will be finished and ready to go. Maybe 22 minutes from start to finish.

Think twelve biscuits when putting together 2 cups of self-rising flour, 1 cup milk, 6 tablespoons mayonnaise.

Now preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Or if you cook them like in Britain, 200 degrees C. In a large bowl, stir together flour, milk, and mayonnaise until blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Now bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Now have a FIKA. What is a Fika? Fika is a Swedish coffee break, but it's actually a lot more than that. Fika is a social institution in Sweden that dates backtothe1700s. Swedes have always been big coffee drinker. In fact, they drink more coffee than almost anyone, anywhere in the world! Fika is all about taking time during the day to indulge in the simple pleasures of life, like coffee and good company.

Swedes as so passionate about their fika, it's pretty much required by the government in Sweden, you're required to take a five minute break for every hour that you work, so most Swedes fika twice a day, one in the mid-morning and once in the mid-afternoon.

I am now on my first Kennett fika and soon will be on my first Missouri Banker's Holiday.

Try Gevalia Coffee, it's great and Have a Fika

Larry Eiker
Eiker's Burgoo of Food Ideas