Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday: Sausage and Gravy over biscuits

This is one of my husband's favorite meals (next to pizza), he got lucky this week I made 2 of his favorite meals in one week!

Sausage gravy can be a bit tricky to make and I continue to make improvements each time I make it. I would LOVE to hear your comments on this recipe!

Pictures, once again, will not upload onto blogger today. We seriously may be changing our webpage to a different "format"- Does anyone out there have a recommendation- WordPress or other?

Here is what you need:

Salt and Pepper

Step 1: Brown your sausage

Step 2: LEAVING THE GREASE IN THE PAN, use a spatula or slitted spoon to lift out the sausage to drain on a plate w/ a paper towel.

Step 3: Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of flour onto the sausage grease and use a wisk until bubbly, keeping the temp. at med.-high. You can add more or less flour, depending on how much grease you have in your pan.

Step 4: Begin to add milk. I usually add about 2 cups at a time. (5 cups total)

Step 5: Keeping wisking to keep away those lumps!

Step 6: Add another 2 cups of milk and more flour (I added about 1/4 cup flour total)

Step 7: Add sausage and let sausage gravy simmer awhile. It will get thicker as it simmers

Step 8: Mix up your Bisquick biscuit and get those in the oven.

Step 9: Wisk your gravy more and determine if you need to add more milk/flour. We like our gravy pretty thick, but notice it really did not take much flour to get it thick. Only about 1/4 of a cup of flour was added. The reason I add so much milk is b/c I like to have more about twice as much gravy compared to the sausage.

*Frugal Tip- Make your gravy thick, but still add lots of milk so that you can use your gravy twice! The more "gravy" I make, the more meals I can use it for. So far we can stretch ours into about 3 meals. You can freeze sausage gravy (once it cools) to use later as well.

Step 10: Add salt and pepper. I usually add more pepper than I do salt b/c the sausage is salty. This is based on your taste, so get out a spoon and call in some taste testers into the kitchen!

Step 11: While you let your sausage gravy simmer and thicken, mix up your scrambled eggs.

Step 12: Take your biscuits and split in half, pour over gravy and add eggs. Congratulations, You have made a YUMMY, FRUGAL and HEALTHY meal for you family tonight!

*Note: We love to add gravy on our eggs as well!

Meal Cost for 4: $4.00 (not including staples like milk, flour, salt and pepper)
Per person: $1.00

Really- this is even less that I have listed here, b/c you can use your gravy for a 2nd or even 3rd meal!


Remember: I really want to hear your comments. I would love some tips to make this recipe even better! Anybody have advice for keeping the lumps down?

Sorry again about the pictures, I know it's not as fun to read! Pictures will be up soon!


Ashley said...

Just a suggestion on the gravy...Instead of removing the sausage, I add my flour to the sausage and stir until the meat is coated, then add the liquids. It makes it much less work, because you don't have to whisk continually to avoid lumps. :)

Michelle said...

I just found your blog through Money Saving Moms and I love it!
May I make a suggestion though? If you do revamp your site (switching to something else like you mentioned here), then could you start labeling your recipes by the main ingredient too? Like along with the label of who it is from, you would also label it "chicken", then on the sidebar, we could click "chicken" to see all of the chicken recipes. That would make it nice. I'd love to sift through all your recipes this way to pick out ones for our family.
Thanks for taking the time to share your plans and recipes on here!