Grandma Me-me’s Biscuits & Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 3 c. milk (at least 2% fat)
  • 2-3 tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can of Pilsbury’s biscuits
  1. Brown sausage in a large saucepan, mash with a fork to break it up.
  2. Add 2 cups milk and stir.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook on med-low heat for about 10 minutes, allowing some small bubbles to appear in the milk. Stir occasionally.
  3. Put biscuits in the oven and cook according to package directions (about 15-16 minutes).
  4. In a deep bowl or container, add 2-3 tbsp. flour to 1 cup milk and mix and shake it until it appears bubbly and creamy.
  5. Add mixture to the saucepan and stir immediately, allowing the flour to cook and thicken but not burn on the bottom of the pan.  Stir consistently for 5 minutes, slowly turning down the heat to low.  Let it simmer while the biscuits finish cooking, stirring occasionally to have a good consistency.
  6. Split the baked biscuits in half and smother with gravy 🙂

September 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , . 30 Minutes or Less, Breakfast, Main Courses. Leave a comment.

Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

This is a twist on surf & turf, and is a lot cheaper to feed a large group. You can also throw these on the grill for to crisp them up.

 

  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp balsamic reduction
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tbsp jerk seasoning (your choice)
  • ½ tbsp mesquite seasoning (your choice)
  • 1 lb deveined peeled shrimp
  • 1 package andouille sausage
  • About 10 Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, largely chopped

Serves: 4-5
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together olive oil, garlic, thyme, all the types of vinegars, salt, pepper, red pepper, jerk seasoning and mesquite seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Thread shrimp, tomatoes, onion, and sausage onto the skewers.
  4. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with Pam. Lay down skewers onto sheet and rub glaze over.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until shrimp is cooked all the way through.
  6. Serve with extra glaze.

November 1, 2012. Tags: , , , , . 30 Minutes or Less, Cajun, Main Courses, Seafood. Leave a comment.