As I’ve had company over the past few days, I find myself breaking out larger skillets, deeper saucepans and heavy Dutch ovens. It is an enjoyable change as I fill my kitchen with requests from happy guests.
My momma always said I missed my calling as the owner of a cozy bed and breakfast, where my love of the kitchen can be enjoyed by those relaxing in themed rooms and vibrant gardens. My house is always quiet, filled with the hushed sounds of turning pages as I read in the library, the vibrant buzz of freshly brewed coffee lingering in the air. The quiet is by far the greatest attribute of being single.
In point of fact, the comforts of a warm cups of tea cannot hold a candle to the sight of biscuits covered in gravy. Usually a treat reserved for special holidays, I must admit, I made this in anticipation of a long Labor Day weekend. Upon learning I was a week early, I did what any single girl would do! I celebrated anyway. I hope you will too!
- 1-2 buttermilk biscuits, storebought or homemade, according to hunger pains!
- 1 slice of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
- 1/4 lb breakfast sausage (about 1½ sausage patties)
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
- Prep and bake the biscuits per the recipes instructions.
- Fry the bacon in a small frying pan. Set aside on a paper towel to cool and drain. Wipe the frying pan clean of any bacon grease. A little bacon grease goes a long way!
- Cook the sausage until crumbled and golden brown. Meanwhile, whisk the flour and milk together, seasoning to taste.
- Once the sausage is cooked through, add the heavy cream and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add the milk mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook until bubbly and thickened. Taste for seasoning, add the biscuits and away we go!
- Although I have written this recipe for singles, it may easily be doubled for larger parties.P.S. The biscuits were so good on their own, they warrant their own recipe! Stay tuned.