Good morning, sunshines!
Or do you usually just mutter “ugh, morning”. I’m usually more of the latter, a night-owl, if you will. Always have been, probably always will be. I always say “I’m going to go to bed at 10pm and wake up with the sun” and then midnight rolls around and I give up. I once woke up before the sun to take my daughter on a sunrise hike and that was really close to torture. Add in the fact that the temperature was hovering near the teens, and it’s no wonder I haven’t done it since.
However, I really like food. That should be obvious but I thought you should know. That said, special breakfast food is something I always look forward to. When I was a teenager, I would spend the summers at my dad’s house. My stepmom would sometimes make us her biscuits and gravy. Those mornings were my favorite mornings of the summer. I looked forward to those days so much and likely did a little dance when I smelled the gravy from down the hall.
When I was an adult, I asked her for the recipe. She told me it was one of those recipes that was hard to box into specific measurements, she had always just eyeballed it and knew how much to add just by looking at it. But she did her best in getting it written down for me. After making it a few times, I could see exactly what she meant. Sure, you can have starting off points for measurements, but it’s definitely one of those recipes that might be a little different every time you make it.
The great thing is that it’s very forgiving. I have often let the gravy simmer a little too long and let it get too thick, so all you have to do is add a little more liquid and voila! perfect consistency again.
Now, back in our non-paleo days, we would eat this gravy over Bisquick biscuits. Nowadays, since I have yet to find just the right biscuit recipe, we eat it over scrambled eggs, crispy fried eggs, or one of my many failed biscuits attempts.
So yes, the photos in this post show the gravy over biscuits, but no, I don’t have a recipe I’m yet willing to share because it’s not good enough for you yet. I wouldn’t dare give you a sub-par biscuit recipe, and since I’m currently on a Whole30, development on just the right biscuit will have to wait at least another 23 days. But I couldn’t keep this gravy recipe to myself for the next 23+ days, it’s just too good whether you have biscuits or not. I’ve been eating it with my fried eggs on this Whole30 and it really helps to break up the monotony of breakfast and makes my mornings a little less “ugh”.