This is Amy + Michelle

This is Amy + Michelle

This A.M.

Amy and Michelle became instant friends because of the common interests they share in their love of fashion, food, music and traveling. In This A.M. Amy and Michelle will share recipes, thoughts on eats, their unique fashion style and lifestyles from Toronto to Tampa...... 1,098 miles apart!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Biscuits and Gravy Dance

Oh boy. This A.M. I am in big trouble. Steve just called, asking if I could drop off the biscuits and gravy leftovers (that were earmarked for his lunch) because he forgot to grab them on his way out this morning.

"What leftovers?" I respond with a giggle. I had just finished licking my plate clean when he called.
Dead silence. "Sweetie?"
"Seriously?" he responds finally.

Oops. Well, what did he expect? He knows how darn much I love biscuits and gravy. A couple summers ago when we were in The Keys for lobstering Steve took me for breakfast at a little spot called the Cracked Egg, where I ordered biscuits and gravy. It was so yummy, it was all I could talk about for the next couple of hours. A week later, on our drive home from our trip we were about to pass the Cracked Egg and Steve slowed down, put on his turn signal and said "want some biscuits and gravy?" I just responded with a simple "Whoop Whoop!" Then, when we got out of the car I was singing "Biscuits and gravy, biscuits and gravy" and doing a little dance, like a kid high on candy... which we now refer to as the 'Biscuits and Gravy dance'. With this kind of history, how could he forget his leftovers? I mean doesn't the enabler get some blame here?





 Sausage Gravy

1 lb country sausage
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
dash cayenne pepper

Break up and fry sausage until browned. Add in butter and melt. Sprinkle flour and spices over sausage and then stir until incorporated in the butter and grease. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil to thicken, stirring frequently. Serve hot over warm biscuits.

Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 cup sour cream 
4 tablespoons milk (may need an additional tablespoon to wet sufficiently) 
Extra flour for kneading

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream and milk into bowl. Stir lightly until combined, adding a little more milk if needed to hold the ingredients together. Turn out on to a lightly flower surface. Flour hands and knead gently 2-3 times. Pat dough out until it is about 3/4" thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter and place almost touching in a round, greased baking dish. Bake about 8 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan to cooling rack.



Optional: Add a few dashes of hot sauce or sprinkle cayenne pepper over top to give your sausage gravy a kick!




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