Biscuits and Gravy for Supper

November 21, 2013 at 8:33 am | Posted in Biscuits, Breakfast, Gravy, Main Dish, One-Dish Meal, Ron's Own Creation, Supper | 1 Comment

This is last night’s supper.  I’m about a day behind, but oh well!  Biscuits and gravy are usually hubby’s specialty but with him not quite 100% himself, I decided to toss them together last night.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (according to biscuit package)

Ingredients:

One tube of Pillsbury Grands! Buttermilk Biscuits

One pound of Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage

Flour – I don’t measure this!

Milk – I don’t measure this, either

Salt and Pepper, to taste

In a 12-inch skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat; keep breaking up the meat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANotice that I use a potato smasher to break up the meat; my husband tried this once, and it works really great if you don’t want huge pieces of sausage.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnce the sausage is completely browned, you can begin adding flour.  I don’t measure and neither does Ron.  Just add flour until all of the meat is covered…coated with flour.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPut the biscuits in the hot oven and set the timer (13-17 minutes).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurn heat up a bit, to medium-high and keep stirring and let the flour brown.  My husband tells me that when the flour and meat seem to be brown enough, they’re not quite ready, and to keep stirring and cooking for a few minutes more.

Slowly pour in milk.  Again, I don’t measure the milk.  I typically pour in enough to cover the sausage, and then some….see below:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow you must turn the heat up to high – and KEEP STIRRING!  Milk will curdle quickly but you have to let it boil, otherwise you won’t get the thick gravy.  It should take about 10 minutes to reach a nice low boil.  Remember to keep stirring 🙂

By now, the biscuits are ready, so plate them.  When the gravy is thick enough, pour into serving bowl and bring to the table with the biscuits.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASplit biscuits and pour gravy over them.  I only ate one, hubby ate two and I won’t tell how many the teen boy ate…he is a growing teenager and he definitely filled up last night!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe only thing missing last night – according to the teen – was orange juice.  I forgot to purchase some on my race to the grocery store the other day 😦OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy, Sort of

June 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Biscuits, Chicken, Crock Pot, Main Dish, Supper, Uncategorized, Veggies | Leave a comment

This was supposed to be Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy with mashed potatoes and a veggie.  It turned into something different.  Here’s what the original recipe (from The Magical Slow Cooker) called for:

1 pound chicken breasts

1 can cream of chicken soup (10.75 ounces)

2 packets of chicken gravy mix

2 cups water

1/8 tsp. black pepper

The instructions were to whisk the soup, gravy mix, water and pepper in the crock pot then to add the chicken and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.  Sounds good.

Well, I had my ingredients ready to go – or so I thought – but I didn’t have any cream of chicken soup.  So instead of that, I had a jar of prepared chicken gravy.  Sounded better than cream of stuff soup!  So, here’s my adaptation of Sarah’s Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy:

2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

3 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless

1 jar of Heinz Classic Chicken Gravy

2 packets of McCormick Chicken Gravy Mix

2 cups of water

1/4 cup frozen corn

1/4 cup frozen green beans

1 russet potato, peeled and diced

dash of pepper, salt

biscuitsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStir gravy, gravy mix and water into crock pot.  Add chicken and set on LOW for 8 hours minimum; remove chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.  Add veggies.  Turn crock pot to HIGH for about 1 hour or until potatoes are finished.  Bake biscuits.  Mine came from Pillsbury’s frozen section at the store.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASplit biscuits open and pour on the chicken and gravy mix.  Enjoy!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHubby said it didn’t seem like a hot-weather supper but he made sure and cleaned his plate LOL

 

Sprite Chicken and Sprite Biscuits

April 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Posted in Biscuits, Bread, Main Dish, Sprite, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The original recipes called for 7 Up, but I couldn’t find a small enough bottle, and I subbed Sprite for the 7 Up.  The recipes come from Plain Chicken.  The substitution of Sprite was a change, plus I didn’t grill the chicken:  instead, I popped it into a casserole dish and baked it alongside the biscuits.  They both turned out nicely!

Ingredients and Directions for Chicken:

1 pound chicken tenders (or chicken breasts, pounded to a nice thin evenness)

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. horseradish sauce (not horseradish – the sauce that you find in the ketchup aisle)

1/2 cup Sprite

Place chicken into a container (or plastic baggie) and pour other ingredients over it.  Let marinade for at least 8 hours, stirring occasionally so that all the chicken gets coated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPreheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Spray casserole dish and set chicken and some of the marinade into the dish.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPop into preheated oven for about 20 minutes.  Check internal temperature of chicken.  It should register at 160 degrees F.  Let it rest for five minutes before serving.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIngredients and Directions for Biscuits:

2 cups Bisquick

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Sprite

1/4 cup butter

Just so you know, I halved the recipe!  Here’s my 1 cup of sour cream:

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Measure your Biscuick and place it in mixing bowl.  Add sour cream and Sprite and blend gently.  Mixture will be very moist.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMelt butter and pour into baking dish (I used one of my 8 x 8 dishes).  Now, the recipe tells you to pat the dough out and then place cut biscuits into the dish.  I thought that the mixture was too moist and didn’t want dough all over the kitchen and up to my elbows, so I decided to make “drop biscuits” and dropped dough into the dish:

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You can see that by halving the recipe, I was able to make six biscuits.  Bake the biscuits alongside the chicken for about 20 minutes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey baked together sort of, so I used a spatula to separate them.  They were still delish, even if they were different shapes LOL

It was a very yummy supper!

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