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Biscuits and Gravy!

I used to dislike breakfast foods. It would be 9:00 in the morning and the whole family (cousins, uncles, aunts, etc) would go out for a good, Sunday breakfast at Perkins or a similar establishment. Everyone would be psyched to order omelets, pancakes, bacon, eggs, etc.... everyone except me. For years and years I would always ask the server if they could please bring me a sandwich.

It wasn't until college that I really started to enjoy breakfast food. I learned to love eggs and bacon for breakfast. I was introduced to the wonder that is Egg's Benedict. Then, I came to love biscuits and gravy! My family was close friends with a family that was originally from the South before moving all the way up here. I got to watch as they cooked these amazing dishes that we generally didn't eat up here. Everything from fried chicken to brisket to biscuits & gravy.

I have used those memories and my own knowledge of cooking to "create" this classic (and relatively healthy) recipe of biscuits and gravy. Yum!

Ingredients (for 2)
2 1/4 cups Bisquick
2/3 cups milk, fat free
4 sausage links (Little Sizzlers are my favorite)
1 tbsp flour
1 cup milk, fat free
Pepper
Garlic powder (or Garlic Pepper if you have it)
McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning

Directions
Pre-heat the oven to 450° F. Then combine the Bisquick and 2/3 cups milk into a medium bowl. Mix until just blended. Sprinkle Bisquick on top of the mixture and knead 5-10 times. Drop 9 biscuits onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
While the biscuits bake, start cooking sausage links until browned on the outside and it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F. Put the cooked links on a plate and cover to maintain heat.
Use the same pan that you cooked the sausage in to make your gravy. We want all that delicious fat and flavor in our gravy! In our sausage pan and on a medium heat, add the tablespoon of flour. Whisk until browned. Then reduce the heat to low and whisk in the milk. The gravy will take about 5-10 minutes to thicken.
Put 2 sausage links on each plate. Then cut 2 biscuits in half and place a set on each plate. Next, pour spoonfuls of gravy over each biscuit. Now you are ready to eat!
Store the leftover biscuits in an air-tight container to make more biscuits and gravy later!!!

I like to serve this breakfast delight with a side of fruit. Hope you enjoy!
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