Super Easy, Classic Breakfast Recipe!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hi!  We have made it to Thursday!! YAY!  I sure hope everyone has been having a great week! I am going to share a classic breakfast recipe that I make pretty frequently for my husband.  But I thought I would just share a little back story first :)  You can ask my husband, I always have a story to go with any conversation topic- HA!

Growing up, my dad and two older brothers were not big breakfast eaters at all.  They would drink a solid amount of coffee, have a yogurt and some fruit, or some cereal and they were good to go.  We usually only had a "big" breakfast on Sunday mornings after church.  To this day, my dad has coffee and a yogurt for breakfast.  I don't even think my brother Garret eats breakfast! forward to me meeting my husband.  Born and raised in Texas, ALL about the meat and potatoes and ALWAYS hungry.  He would want to have what I considered a "big" breakfast every morning....scrambled eggs, toast, and sausage or bacon.  It would be Monday morning and I could barely open my eyes to get my mascara on for work and could barely stomach the thought of eating anything (I have never been a big morning eater) and he wants a Grand Slam style breakfast! HA! It definitely took some getting used to and I really had to step up my game in finding some easy, classic and filling breakfast recipes for him!  

Which now leads us to the recipe I am sharing today :)  
Biscuits and Gravy.  I found the easiest and tastiest recipe for sausage gravy several years back and have continued to use it!  I made "B&G" as we like to call them for part of our Easter Brunch this past weekend!  

Here it is:

Sausage Gravy

1 pound sausage- I use pork sausage.  You can use the hot version, traditional or even a sausage with some herbs like sage in it.  More time than not- I just use good ol' "regular" pork sausage
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 cups milk (I use skim and the gravy is still very rich.  Use whatever kind of milk you have on hand!)

Crumble and cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned.  Sprinkle flour over sausage and stir until the flour has dissolved into the meat.  Gradually stir in the milk.  Continue stirring and cook gravy until it is thick and bubbly.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Also- if you like things on the hotter side- you could add some hot sauce at this point!

This recipe makes A LOT of gravy!  It freezes beautifully!  If you end up freezing some and reheating it- you may have to add some more milk to thin it out to your desired consistency.

Now for the biscuits :)  Obviously, you can just pick up some biscuits in a can from the grocery store- and those are great!  I like to make my biscuits homemade...they are so easy to make and my husband really likes them:)  Here is the recipe I use:

Homemade Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter, cubed
3/4 milk

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.  Cut butter mixture into the dry ingredients until it begins to look like cornmeal.
(I used my pastry cutter for this part)
Make a well with the flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary.  Roll out dough onto a floured surface and cut out to desired thickness.  Grease pan and place biscuits in pan.  Bake for approximately 12 minutes at 425 degrees or until golden brown.  This recipe is from Paula Deen- so you know it is GOOD :)

Another idea I just had is making a type of breakfast enchilada with the sausage gravy!  Scramble up some eggs and fill up 4 flour tortillas with them.  Put the egg filled tortillas face down in a casserole dish.  Then pour the sausage gravy over the tortillas and sprinkle with a little cheese.  Pop under the broiler until everything is nice and warmed through!  I have yet to do this...but I am thinking my husband would REALLY like this!!

So....obviously this is not the healthiest of breakfast recipes.  It is definitely a treat :) I usually make this for my husband about every 4-6 weeks as a splurge on the weekends (even though he would eat it every day if he could).  He is able to enjoy the leftover biscuits and gravy for another breakfast and I am also able to freeze a container of gravy for another breakfast!  

Love this guy so much...even if I feel like I am feeding a 13 year old boy with a never ending appetite! HA! :)

With the weekend almost here...maybe you could plan on making this for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast or brunch?  Do you have any favorite breakfast recipes to share?

Hope you have the best day!


  1. I'm not huge into breakfast but I love big delicious breakfasts on the weekends! Biscuits are seriously my favorite!

  2. Hey Christina! I am with you on biscuits...they are SO yummy! Love mine with some strawberry jam on top!! :)

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  4. You have a beautiful family. Your recipe is awesome. I'm trying it out this Sunday morning. Thanks. Ill let you know how it went.


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