There's something about Sundays that always makes me want breakfast. Not a quick, grab-a-granola-bar-and-go breakfast, but a real, proper breakfast.
I have been on a kick lately for good old-fashioned sausage gravy and biscuits. We used to eat it all the time when I was growing up but I hadn't had it in years. It took me a couple tries to get it just right, but now that I've conquered it (and it's so simple), I can't get enough. My sweetie is more of an egg man, so he gets eggs with small chunks of ham and a little Monterey Jack cheese and a side of ham. Delicious.
I thought some of you might enjoy having this simple recipe for sausage gravy on hand for breakfast. Of course, if you're one of those people (like me) who once in a great while will eat breakfast for dinner, this might come in handy in the evening, too.
a la The Pink Home
Cook half of a tube package of sausage (I generally use Jimmy Dean pork sausage) in frying pan. (You can refrigerate or freeze other half of package). Once sausage is thoroughly cooked, add 2 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour, stirring well to mix and loosen the stuff stuck on bottom of pan (the flour should just soak up the oil from the sausage). Add about 2 cups of milk to pan, stirring well. Heat until just boiling, stirring again to help thicken. Continue to cook until gravy is thickened (about 5 minutes or so), then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing ingredients to meld together for best taste. Be sure to stir really well, scraping anything that stuck to the bottom of the pan (there's lots of flavor there). Salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon gravy over biscuits, pancakes, waffles, etc., or serve just as a side. Enjoy.
Note: Since I'm cooking for a party of two, this recipe is made for that. It can also serve four, if each person is only having one biscuit with some gravy.
Wishing all of you a lovely, leisurely Sunday...
Photos by The Pink Home