Surprise Flowers

These were delivered yesterday from my daughter.  A surprise indeed.  She just wanted to tell us we are great parents.  Thanks so much daughter!  You are wonderful too.  I love the wintry colors and the pine cones.

Most of you were close on what I was making yesterday.  I made seafood chowder for the shelter.  Clams, shrimp, scallops......

A bacon base....

Onions and spices.....

Lots of chopped fresh vegetables and corn...a great way to serve fresh vegetables.

And I made biscuits.   200 biscuits.

These are the same as the ones they serve at Red Lobster.

And 5 quarts of German cucumber salad.

Half of the biscuits disappeared from the time I walked in the front door until I made it to the kitchen.

Recipe for Chesapeake Bay Biscuits:

3 cups pf Bisquick
1-1/2 C. milk
1 C. grated cheddar cheese
minced parsley
1 tsp. garlic powder
4 T. melted butter
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix the cheese with the Bisquick.  Mix the milk, butter, parsley, garlic and salt and stir into the Bisquick mix.  Stir just until combined.  Do not over mix.  Scoop with a 1/2 cup ice cream scoop onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets.  Brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


What a lovely surprise from your daughter! And I'm not surprised that your food goes FAST at the shelter -- what a wonderful treat it must be for all!
Dog Trot Farm said…
What a lovely bouquet of flowers, very thoughtful indeed. Joyce, I think you need to open a restaurant, you are amazing! Hugs, Julie.
Anonymous said…
I'm not surprised they like Your food :-) :-) :-)

It does look delicious and I love the ingredients :-)

What nice thing to do! Beautiful flowers!

Have a great day!
Joy said…
Beautiful flowers! Those biscuits look delish! Haven't had those in ages.
Patty Woodland said…
I'm sure your chowder was a big treat. The flowers are gorgeous
Now if only we could get Bisquick! Those flowers are lovely you have great children by the sound of it. Take care Diane
Anonymous said…
such a lovely surprise from you wonderful daughter, beautiful! Love the pine cone addition, you certainly don't do things by half, that is one huge amount of food!
MandaBurms said…
You must of been a good mum over the years for your daughter to of sent the flowers out of the blue.

Nice to be appreciated! And what a wonderful daughter you have.

Love Leanne
Debby said…
So sweet of your daughter. Seeing how wonderful youa re to strangers I can only imagine how wonderful you are as a parent. My goodness seafood chowder........that had to be a treat.
Barb said…
My can you keep doing the food for the shelter? Such a kind hearted, giving woman you are. I bet they adore you!
Ohhhh how sweet of your Daughter!!!! Very, very loving and thoughtful and just-plain-nice. !!!!

Again, reading about the food you made, my stomach is signaling that it is EMPTY! ,-)
petoskystone said…
Lovely bouquet! Yum...biscuits & chowder :) What a treat that must have been.
Guillaume said…
Ah, proper bacon! Bacon here in the UK is not crispy enough.
You are such a sweetheart to do all that cooking for the shelter. I know they must adore you.
Robin Larkspur said…
A special surprise to receive flowers from your daughter! I have to say cheesy biscuits and seafood chowder must have been an exceptional hit!! I don't think I have ever made 200 of anything at one time!
The bouquet is lovely.....a nice surprise. I agree, even from this distance I know she has wonderful parents.

Now....the shelter....the seafood and cheddar biscuits...well, they never ate so good.
gloriahanaway said…
Lovely flowers! Seafood chowder- so that's what was in those two frozen looking bags! Yummy! I looked for a recipe for the German cucumber salad and couldn't find it. The biscuits look delish and I know they were appreciated!
Barb said…
What a very sweet daughter you have!That chowder looks wonderful!
I bet the people of the shelter love to see you coming with all that delicious food. The flowers are lovely and a thoughtful way for your daughter to show her appreciation.
Claudia Turgut said…
It's all been said! I agree with everything, folks! Lovely flowers, amazing food!
luckybunny said…
I can't tell you how much I want some of that seafood chowder right now. I swear. It's all I've been thinking about. Just got done watching Man VS Food with all fresh crab, and I'm still drooling over it. I'll have to try the biscuits too, delicious!