National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

  I was not aware of this, but apparently there are a huge number of food-specific holidays in the United States -- almost one a day.  I found out because my girlfriend pointed out to me just this morning that today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.

In America, a biscuit is a soft, breadlike food served with meals.  This differs from the UK, where a biscuit is a hard cookie-like object.  (I don't know if they have a different word for cookies in the UK.)  National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is celebrated by buying or making biscuits.  It's all pretty straightforward.

Caitlin and I decided to make a batch of biscuits, in celebration.  Pictures below the fold.

We made duckies!  In honor of Ze Frank.  And also because Caitlin had a duck-shaped cutter thingy.

Not all of them came out as well as those ones did, though.  This one expanded so much that it fell over.

I think they look a lot better split and topped, wouldn't you agree?