I am going to admit something, I am not a born southern girl. I am a convert, I claim the south as my home 100% but… I was born in New York, south western New York. I moved to North Carolina right before I turned 2 and lived in the south until the Army decided that my husband needed to be a recruiter in NJ in 2006. My mom never fried a chicken, made black eyed peas or biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Somehow though I can cook all of the above and more. Maybe being raised in the south it is just something that is now in my blood. Good thing because I have 3 Carolina boys of my own and we are pretty sure my lil Jersey girl is going to grow up claiming Texas as her home.
Getting back to food, I’m not much of a breakfast person. I can’t stand eggs or cereal but give me some good biscuits and gravy and I’m all over that. I keep 2-3 things of pork sausage in my freezer at all times because we love biscuits and gravy so much. It is the easiest thing to make too and you don’t need those canned biscuits. From scratch biscuits are easy to make.
- 2 1/4cups Self Rising Flour
- 1TB Sugar
- 3/4cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- Mix flour and sugar together. Cut in shortening and mix until it looks like coarse crumbs. Add milk and combine until all moistened. Do not over mix.
- Put flour on counter and take dough and spread to a 3/4-1in thickness. I use my hands but feel free to use a rolling pin. Then use a biscuit cutter, cup or whatever you want and cut your biscuits out.
This is part of a pampered chef measuring cup…It is perfect, imo for making biscuits.
bake in a preheated 425* oven for 20-25 minutes
Don’t they look yummy?
Quick, easy and not from a can.
Now to go with the biscuits, you need Sausage Gravy. Yes you can by a powder mix from McCormick but why? Sausage Gravy is easy to make plus you get real sausage with your gravy.
- 16oz pork sausage
- 2cups milk
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1tsp seasoned salt
Step 1 take Mr Jimmy Dean and brown
Once brown add milk and sift in flour and stir, add seasoned salt.
I use this:
It is a Tupperware Quick Shake.
I add the milk, then flour and seasoned salt and shake well (my kids love doing his part) and pour.
Cook on high heat and stir until it thickens.
There ya go quick and easy sausage gravy.