Monday, December 28, 2009

Biscuits and gravy

These were the best, flakiest biscuits I've ever made. I'm pretty sure that can be chalked up, at least partially, to the fact that I finally got a handle on how thick to roll out the dough (much thicker than I usually do).

I love cutting butter into flour with my fingers.

Guess which one I made from the scraps without rerolling? Go on, take a guess!That might have been enough to delight for me for the evening — slap a little butter and honey on a fresh buttermilk biscuit and I am one happy girl — except that while the biscuits were in the oven, I was goin' to town on this here bag of greens:
I didn't think it was possible to love Trader Joe's more than I did already, until I found this product, which combines four of my favorite leafy vegetables. I sauteed them with garlic, red pepper, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. That alone, also, could have made my night...

...except for the fact that Liz was busy at the stove with a pound of sausage meat, a little flour, some milk and spices, making this:
And there were split biscuits waiting on plates...

Sausage gravy to be ladled over. Greens to be piled alongside. Also some tomatoes.
And beer:

And a little hot sauce to top it off.No recipes this time around, I'm afraid. This dinner is from a few weeks ago and, lazy creature that I am, I'm just getting around to posting it. Really, though, any basic cookbook or website should have a recipe that would work. Nothing fancy, but awfully good...

[originally posted on my old food blog 2.23.2009]

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