Biscuits are by far my favorite food. I love them more than cheesecake, chocolate, coffee, & bacon put together and that’s saying a whole heck of a lot if you know me at all.
Recently, I’ve been playing around with my two biscuit recipes – my Mama’s buttermilk biscuits & cream biscuits. I’ve mixed a few ingredients in here & there and actually created some biscuit masterpieces if you will.
These Blackberry & Cream Biscuits are right at the top of the biscuit masterpiece list. WOW – are they ever good. I had to seriously stop myself from eating the entire pan.
I know many of y’all have been waiting for my Whole30 results post – we took a family vacation right after I was done on Whole30 so I’m a bit behind on my updates!
But… I did the entire 30 days and I’m feeling amazing! It ended up just the jump-start my body needed & I’m super glad that I powered through and stayed with it… no matter how many times I really really really wanted a biscuit.
First off, I have detailed the meals that I ate on the blog if you missed any of them. Click on the week to see what I ate.
I was going to post this update yesterday, but I waited a day in hopes that I would hear back from Enterprise Corporate beforehand… but I have not. They were supposed to return my phone call on Saturday (4 days ago) but nothing as of yet. I most definitley have a complaint to file about how I was treated & how this situation was handled. This whole experience has been so stressful & absolutely unnecessary. Also, some people really shouldn’t be in customer service.
This post is a little late because my family took a much needed vacation right after my Whole30 journey – so apologies to those who’ve been waiting to see what I ate in my final week.
This week had 10 days in it. Technically, I only had to do 30 days but I did 31 because I ‘cheated’ right off the bat on January 1 with a couple bites of black eye peas (my one superstition in life – I’ve gotta have black eye peas & collards on New Years!) – so I decided to do an extra day just for the heck of it.
Did I lose weight? YES!!!! And I lost so many pant sizes. I honestly feel amazing, y’all. I’ll be posting a results post here shortly (and linking here in this post afterwards) where I’ll talk more about my results with weight loss, things I noticed along the way with my body, and some things that have totally surprised me. Ill be sharing all that with you soon along with some things that helped get me through the Whole30 Challenge.
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is next week? WHOA! Actually, it’s just 4 days away now. That’s shorter than a week.
Well, if you’re always behind on holidays like I am – then this super easy Valentine’s cake is going to be right up your alley.
You can make this with any cake and any frosting. I went with strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting. For the cake, I doctored up a strawberry cake mix by replacing the water with milk, adding an extra egg, & a splash of vanilla. The frosting is homemade – real basic. 2 8oz packs of cream cheese + 1 stick of unsalted butter (both at room temp) + 1 tsp vanilla extract beaten til creamy. Then, I mix in 1.5 cups of confectioners sugar a little at a time and whip til smooth.
As I’m writing this, my heart is racing after a recent experience (that’s still going on…) with Enterprise Car Rental. I’m so upset & feel like the only recourse I have is my voice. So, that’s what I’m using right now in hopes that my story will remind you to always, ALWAYS take a video of yourself walking around the vehicle you’re renting with the car rental people & document it all BY VIDEO before you leave the parking lot.
First, let me say that I have used Enterprise for my car rentals for years & years & years. I rent several times a year as well & have always raved about them. I never had one single issue until this time.
I rented a pickup truck last Friday in Winder, Georgia. I wanted one with a big back seat so my kids could fit – we were taking a very special vacation that we were looking quite forward to. Well, when I picked up the truck – the backseat was too small so I requested to exchange it for a truck with a larger backseat. That seemed to be no problem, so I went to a different Enterprise location to switch it out because the Riverside location in Lawrenceville, GA location had the kind of truck I needed. That Enterprise location is about a half hour from my house but I was a quick in and out – super fast! I was pretty happy with the customer service at the time.
The young man that helped me, let’s call him ‘John’ (not gonna use his real name at this point) – he pointed out a couple of scratches on the passenger side of the vehicle and said to my friend & myself ‘We know about the marks here on the side & the wet spot in the back. Do you see anything else’? I said ‘Nope, sure don’t. Thank you!’ and didn’t give it another thought. He handed me the keys – no new paperwork, just the keys. He smiled, waved, & I jumped in the truck & drove away. The next morning, I went to crank the truck and the check engine light was on… sooooo I drove it BACK to enterprise (the original location that’s closest to my house) to switch it out yet again.
The manager of the location went outside to check the truck as she was preparing to exchange it for a different one. She noticed the scratches on the side & asked me about it. I said, ‘Oh, that was there when I rented it.’.
Well, ‘John’ apparently didn’t notate the scratches so it wasn’t documented. And no one could get in touch with ‘John’ to confirm it. Apparently they checked past rental reports of the truck & it wasn’t noted there either so therefor, I must have done it. No matter what I said, the manager at this Enterprise location wouldn’t believe me at all. She belittled me the entire time I was there and had me in tears. Instead of leaving for vacation, I was in there trying to tell these people that those scratches were on it when I rented it (the day before at that). I mean, heck – the Enterprise guy himself pointed it out after all!
My friend, who was a witness to ‘John’ pointing out the scratches on the side of the truck, came to the location to confirm my story but that didn’t make a difference. The manager told me that I’d have to either accept to pay the damages on the truck (which I did NOT cause so I certainly don’t want to pay them) or keep the truck and try to return it to the location where the switch was made to clear it up with them.
Well, now it’s noon on Saturday and that location is closed. We had been at the Winder branch for an hour going back & forth. We were supposed to leave on our trip on Saturday morning but because of all this, I delayed it until the next day when that other Enterprise location opened at 9am Sunday morning so I could hopefully speak with ‘John’ and get this all cleared up.