One thing that Mac Daddy and I share together, is a love for foods that....."your not supposed to eat." Like a good ole' hot dog and mustard....ice cream.....donuts.....a whole host of other things, but especially a good country breakfast.
Now R2D2 always cooked healthy, but yummy meals.....and not a lot of country cooking. I didn't grow up observing, or knowing how to make certain things, that would be associated with a traditional country spread.....like gravy.
I am a okay cook.....but not like R2D2. When I would pull together a meal that called for gravy, like at the holidays, it would be from a jar or can. Guilty. The thought of making gravy intimidated me for some reason. It seemed complicated.....people are picky about their gravy. I didn't want the stress.
But, into my 12th year of marriage....I got a hankerin' to overcome my fears, and learn how to make gravy. R2D2 taught me what she knew, about making sauce for beef and noodles.....I took it from there.
I was liberated. I couldn't believe how easy it was.....and that I could make it, successfully.
I have become a gravy making fool. Scout loves it.....Biker Man does too, but prefers R2D2's healthy options. Once I became comfortable with the basic beef or chicken gravy, then I decided to branch out....
....sausage gravy! I'm goin' big time.....
I didn't even know where to start on this. So I called up my trusty faithful.....my southern Sweet Biscuit.....who has thrown down many a biscuit, with sausage gravy in her young day. I knew she would help me learn how to make the goods.
Boy did she ever! The first time I made it.....I couldn't believe I did it! I can't remember the occasion that I wanted to make it for Mac Daddy.....but when I did.....he turned into Bill Murphy, in the movie "What About Bob." Oh.....he behaved.....but it was hard for him. He was almost giggling.....
He made it very clear "not to change a thing!" Of course all the credit went to Sweet Biscuit....but I was so pleased, that I could make something for my Dad, that he loved so much.
So this Father's Day.....we are savoring a rare Sunday morning together, with Mac Daddy and R2D2. I am making a country breakfast.....
.....I can't wait to finish this post.....so I can go to bed.....so the morning will come faster.....so I can cook.....and giggle along with my Dad, as we enjoy sausage gravy.
Here's the recipe.....
Sweet Biscuit's Sausage Gravy
~About 1 lb. of sausage of choice.....I use a roll of Bob Evan's. He is king in our parts.....
~2T-ish of flour
~Heavy cream.....or whole milk. I am using heavy cream. If you ain't gonna do it rite people.....don't do it.
~Salt n' Peppa'
WHIPPIN' IT UP:
~Brown the sausage.
~Don't drain the grease.....(I had to work on overcoming this.....but I only make it about twice a year.....once you add the flour.....you will be okay.)
~Add about 2T of flour.....depending on the amount of grease. Combine well.
~Add heavy cream.....combine well.
~Add more cream or milk as needed, till you reach the consistency desired.
~Add salt and pepper to taste.
~Add over biscuit. I use Grands. They are grand. I know.....I'm a fake....but that is my next task. Learning how to make biscuits from scratch. I am intimidated by the butter.....pastry blending thing.....
Don't be like me.....
Happy Father's Day Mac Daddy!!! Your Daisy loves you!!!!!