Sausage Gravy

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Do you have a special memory that is associated with a food or smell? For me, that is this sausage gravy. It is a family favorite. When I was younger, I would watch in wonder as my grandma would bring to life this delicious breakfast treat. I always knew going to grandma’s, whether for a holiday or just spending the night, I would be tasting this special delight. This morning, I thought I would share the recipe with you. You all are THAT special!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk
1 pound sausage
salt and pepper
1. Brown sausage in a pan. Remove sausage out of pan with slotted spoon. Leave grease in pan. (Some say that you can leave the sausage in the pan while you are making the gravy. It has never worked as well for me.)
2. Add the 1/2 cup of butter. Melt on medium heat.
2. As butter is melting, add the 1/2 cup of flour. Blend with whisk and cook until mixture is bubbly. (Like my smart cooking words ?? 😉 )


3. Once bubbly, add milk. Stir. It will be extremely liquid-y. (Again with the smart cook lady words!)  Stir constantly until it begins to boil. Turn heat to simmer/low for 10 minutes and stir occasionally. Add sausage. Stir and serve. (A word of caution, this recipe feels like it takes FOREVER to thicken but once it begins to thicken, it gets thick quick. This is a recipe that needs a bit of babysitting.)
 sausage gravy
It will be soupy (another awesome chef word from me!) but stir well and it will thicken.
This recipe is a go to in a pinch recipe. We usually have all the ingredients on hand and  it can be made quickly. I like to pair it with hash brown potatoes and eggs. It is delightful and all the little chickens (kids… offspring..) eat it without complaint. Win!
The above is a photo of my plate from breakfast this morning. Now that my chicks are filled with some major carbs, we are hitting a day filled with lots of chores outside since it seems (fingers crossed!) that spring has finally come.
I would love you to leave a link in the comments with what food situations have been going on in your home. ❤

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