Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Morning Breakfast...

During my last few years of high school my Dad was going through a divorce and instead of getting his own place he moved in with my Grandma. Every weekend he would pick my sister up from her Mom's place and then he would pick me up from mine and together we would head to Grandma's. At the time, while we loved being with Grandma, we weren't thrilled with the situation because Nikki and I were forced to take turns sleeping on the living room couch and floor, not the best of sleeping arrangements. This was especially so each morning when Grandma would rise early and start her day off preparing her glass of orange juice and medicine slamming cabinet doors as she went. It's been almost a year since her death and I feel blessed that we were given the opportunity to spend all of those years at her house on the weekends. It was tough for our Dad who was going through a divorce but I am firm believer that all things happen for a reason. His divorce allowed him to spend a precious few years being with her. I remember we would spend our evenings sitting at her kitchen table playing cards and munching on cheezits and drinking a diet mountain dew. And I also remember waking up on Saturday mornings to breakfast made by Dad, one of which was biscuits and gravy. Even to this day it's a family favorite and today I am sharing it with you.

Biscuits and Gravy, Murphy Style~
8 pack Grands Biscuits (We prefer the flaky butter tastin' kind)
1 lb. Bob Evans Sausage, original flavor
3 tbsp. flour*
3 c. milk
1/4 tsp. salt
pepper to taste

1.)Bake your biscuits as directed by the packaging.
2.) In a pan, begin by browning your sausage and with your spatula or spoon, break into small pieces.
3.) To your browned sausage add your flour and allow it to coat the sausage and cook for about a minute or two.
4.) Add your milk and bring to a boil, stirring continuously to keep from burning on the bottom.
5.) Reduce heat to low once thick.

* Instead of using a measuring spoon to measure a tbsp. of flour, I use the tablespoon from my silverware and add a nice rounded spoonful of the flour.
Hope you enjoy!!


Lissaloo said...

This one of our favorites too! My Hubby isn't big on breakfast foods but this is one he really likes :)

Willoughby said...

I love biscuits and gravy!

Melissa said...

I crave biscuits and gravy just about every morning! :)These sound yummy!!

michelle said...

LOVE biscuits and gravy- yum!

A Day in the Life... said...

yum!! love biscuits and gravy! :)

Arielle said...

Oh how i love biscuits and gravy! New follower :)

Alyssa said...

Mmmmmm! Biscuits and gravy is one of my absolute favorites! I might be making this for dinner one night this week!