My 3 Monsters: Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

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6.12.2013

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Delicious Biscuits and Sausage Gravy recipe at my3monsters.com  
Hi friends!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Did you see my guest post on I Heart Nap Time yesterday?  If not, take a sec to check out my delicious Pina Colada Smoothies over there and then come back.  I'll wait.

Yesterday's recipe was super summer-y and pretty healthy.  Today I want to share one of my favorite comfort foods in the whole world -- Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.  It is not light and cool to help you beat the heat.  Sorry.  Neither is it light on the calories to make you look cool in a swimsuit . . in the heat.  It is, however, the single happiest food that I ever get to eat.  Nothing takes me back to the cozy days of my childhood like biscuits and sausage gravy.  That's why I brave my hot kitchen to whip these bad boys up -- even in the summertime sometimes.

Growing up I don't think I ever knew a single other family who ate sausage gravy.  {Plus, I didn't know it was a breakfast food until, like, college since we always ate it for dinner.}  I was fairly certain that my mom was the genius who invented this heavenly food and I loved her for it.  I didn't know at the time that every family in the South enjoyed the same delightful tradition.  Now I carry the tradition forward in my own home and it is one of our favorite meals, too.

In just the past year or so I have been introduced to 7-Up Biscuits.  Have you had these magical things?!  They are a perfect combination of Bisquick, sour cream 7-Up soda, and butter.  OK, so those things sound absolutely terrible together, but you mix 'em up, cut 'em out with a cup and something miraculous happens in the oven.  They turn out perfectly light, moist and flaky every. Single. Time.  I always follow this recipe I found at Plain Chicken.  Good Biscuits and Gravy starts with good biscuits, for sure.

Did I ever tell you that one night when I couldn't sleep I watched a documentary about biscuits because I thought that would certainly be boring enough to help me out.  But I watched the entire show.  I. Love. Biscuits.

Delicious Biscuits and Sausage Gravy recipe at my3monsters.com

Now, the Sausage Gravy.  My mom's recipe is super simple, but it is by far the best I have ever tried.  You won't believe how easy it is.  Really.

My Mama's Sausage Gravy

2 lbs. breakfast sausage {the bulk kind in a roll}
1/4 C. butter
1/4 C. flour
5 C. milk
pepper, onion powder, garlic salt to taste

Brown sausage in an electric skillet or frying pan.  Set sausage aside in a bowl and drain grease.  In the same skillet, melt butter.  Stir in flour to make a thick paste.  Cook the paste for a few minutes until it turns a golden brown color.  Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens.  Season with pepper, onion powder, and garlic salt to taste.  {NOTE:  It takes more seasoning than you might expect to keep the gravy from tasting too bland.  Just keep sprinkling and tasting until you like it.}  Stir browned sausage into the gravy and serve over biscuits.

My brothers all served two-year missions for our church in different parts of the world.  When they returned home, biscuits and gravy was one of the first meals they all asked for.  Whenever I have a rough day -- like when I drop my iPhone and break the screen, for instance -- biscuits and gravy is what I want to drown my sorrows in.  Even in the heat of summer.  Like I did today.

Come back tomorrow to see the fun summer-y felt wreath I made with my little felt birds.  Have a great day!!

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