Happy New Year! Before you start your diet next Monday, you have to try these delicious Sausage Biscuits and Gravy. You can whip these up in no time, and to make it even easier, I’m not against Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits, instead of homemade ones. I know you all have been waiting with bated breath on who won the Silpat mat. In order to win my giveaways, all you need to do is leave me a comment after the recipe, and I could draw your name out of a bowl. And the winner is Julie Sanner. I truly do put all your names on little pieces of paper, and then draw a lucky winner. Our New Years Eve was so special. I decorated the table, set for two. We ordered Stone Crabs from Joe’s in Miami. I made au gratin potatoes and warm spinach salad. If you’ve never tried Stone Crabs before, I highly recommend them. You eat them cold, with mustard sauce, however we dip ours in melted butter first. We then sat by the fire outside, since the temperature here was 72 degrees! I ordered Chinese Lanterns, eco friendly, for lighting at midnight, and making wishes for 2014! The last year has been full of healthy and happy times. We started out in March going to visit our boys in NYC, we try to go every year for my Birthday. I’m hoping to go this year too, since we only get to go once a year. They just live to far away and the plane fares and hotels are incredible expensive. Pete continues to work for State Farm, now in his 28th year. We were able to get away to our favorite place in the world, Macatawa, Michigan in May, and were able to stay on and off until October, in part because technology warrants itself, so that Pete can work there from the computer. I picked up a new hobby of kayaking and have overcome most of my fears about being in a little boat! If you’re wondering why, you’ll just have to go back to my previous posts and read about my anxieties. Speaking of that, I can now ride in elevators, the fear is not completely gone, but on a scale of one to ten, I’m about a two or three, which is really good from a year ago, when I couldn’t even step foot in an elevator! Both our boys were able to come and visit us at different times in Macatawa, and it was nice having them all to ourselves! In November we went to visit my Father and Pam who live in Florida, we had a great Thanksgiving with them, and P.J. was able to join us. They both were here for Christmas too, and it went by way to fast, as I’m sure all empty nesters know what I’m talking about. I’m ready though for the New Year, bring it on 2014! I can’t wait to see what this year holds for all of us. I’m into living in the moment, forgetting the past, and trying not to look into the future!
Recipe by Stacey Evans
1. 1 can of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits, bake according to directions.
2. 1 lb of sage sausage from Jimmy Deans
3. 3 heaping Tbs flour
4. 2 cups whole milk
5. 2 Tbs butter
6. salt and pepper to taste
7. fried eggs or not
Bake Biscuits and set aside. In large frying pan, break up sausage and cook over medium heat until all the way cooked through. Do not drain. Add the flour, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk and stir, cook until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add butter and stir. Cut biscuits in half and pour Sausage Gravy over the biscuits. Serve with fried eggs.