Sunday, October 30, 2011

Biscuits And Gravy

Sausage and I have a complicated relationship. I love bacon and sausage is so not bacon. Sausage is ground up whatevers, spiced up and rolled into a casing. Bacon is just a slap of fatty meat fried up to perfection.

I'd never tried biscuits with sausage gravy until I was a married woman, and my mother in law made it for us. I wasn't too sure I'd like it. Sausage in a cream gravy? No thanks. But I wasn't raised on church potlucks for nothing! I know how to take things you think you won't like and eat them even if it turns out you were right and you really don't like it.

Turned out, I did like biscuits and gravy. A lot! I never made it myself, though, because my mother in law knocks it out of the park and I have a less than stellar history with gravy making.

This year my in-laws moved out of the country. We miss them quite a bit, and never more so than yesterday. My husband woke up and I said, "Happy Birthday!" because he is finally the same age as me, and he grinned. After a moment he said, "I miss my Mom. Especially on my birthday."

I know. Usually we'd be heading out to their place for some fantastic biscuits and gravy and some good times with lots of laughter. And as a mom, I know. I don't think the age of my son will ever change how I feel on his birthday!

So I asked my son how he made biscuits and gravy (because he is that kind of adventurous cook, he'll make anything when the mood strikes and the mood has struck him for biscuits and gravy) and I made biscuits and gravy for my husband on his birthday.

It turned out great! In my opinion, not as great as my mother in laws, but it was pretty darn good. The boys scrapped the pan clean and only a half biscuit remained. I call that a success.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I didn't think about E missing his mom on his birthday. Nice job making biscuits and gravy. I have never tried them, and I don't think I ever will!