Before we get into the food portion of today’s post, I wanted to talk about a strangely interesting National Day I didn’t even know existed. Founded by Malcolm Wells in 1974, today is National Underground America Day.
I definitely came of age in the 60s because when I heard Underground, I though of people who do things in secret – like underground news papers that were published during the Vietnam War, or better yet the Underground Railroad and those that risked everything for freedom.
It never occurred to me that National Underground America Day was meant to honor and recognize thousands of Americans who dwell within the Earth, not just upon it. Wells believed that the planet’s surface was created for living plants, not industrial plants. People, he insisted, needed to live in harmony with nature, below ground. I guess he thought we would pollute less if we felt more dependent upon our surroundings.
The upside to living underground is that underground homes are energy efficient, require less maintenance, and offer a quiet you cannot get above ground. Don’t think bomb shelter or a bare-floor cave. Some of these homes are amazing. Just take a look at this home in Texas that is entirely underground.
However; if you are a fan of sunshine and opening up a window to invite in the sweet smell of a spring breeze, underground dwellings might not be your thing.
Today is also Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Now I suppose we could whip up some good, old fashion Southern Biscuits. Why, if I had it my way warm Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter would be a requirement anytime Fried Chicken is served. That said, I thought we could cheat a little and have some fun at the same time. I don’t know about you, but those canned biscuits are boring as all get out. But with a little twist and a lot of extra flavor, you could wow your family with the easiest Garlic Knots on the planet
Biscuit Garlic Knots
1/2 cup Butter
3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Roasted Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
Salt to taste
1 (16 oz) tube Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
Melt butter in a small microwave safe small bowl. Whisk melted butter with Parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, parsley and salt; set aside.
Halve each of the biscuits. Roll each piece into a 5-inch rope, about 1/2-inch thick, and tie into a knot, tucking the ends.
Place knots onto the prepared baking sheet and brush each knot with half of the butter mixture. Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
Serve immediately, brushed with remaining butter mixture.