I made some biscuits and gravy this morning for breakfast. We went to early mass because I was scheduled to give a little pulpit talk about our upcoming retreat. And that really had my adrenaline going. So when we got home and The Husband asked if I would make biscuits and gravy, I was happy to dish up a little comfort food for breakfast. The recipe for the gravy is below. (I just used frozen biscuits this time.)
I am not a comfortable public speaker. I don’t really mind doing it, but it really gets me revved up. I could have benefited from a couple laps around the church to take my energy level down. There is something about having everyone’s eyeballs on me that really gets my energy level over the top crazy. And then tamping that down to do the talk is hard. The Husband was sitting on one side of me at church and a dear friend on the other, and two other sweet ladies who are on the retreat team were behind us. So I had a great “emotional support team”. 🙂 And my friend sitting next to me even reached out and held my hand at one point. But of course, the little talk was at the end of mass, so by time it came around I felt like I could have jumped up to the ceiling of the church!
But the talk went fine and the parishioners were very sweet afterwards. They said I looked very calm. When I told The Husband this, he said “They must not have been looking at your feet.” I was a wiggly ADHD mess! But I have learned not to be afraid to let people see me as I am. Plenty of people have seen the real me and still seem to like me. This is what I have learned as I have grown older. I am not defective. We are all unique and there is just something beautiful when people let you be yourself.
But back to the biscuits and gravy. This is a favorite in my house. And if we are out somewhere for breakfast, the family will not order biscuits and gravy. They have tried a few times and always say “It is not as good as mom’s.” Now there’s an affirmation to make me feel good to be me!
Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste (we like ours on the spicy side)
- 1/4 tsp dried sage
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- hot biscuits
- Cook the sausage in a large saucepan.
- Add the flour and stir in.
- Add the milk and turn the heat to medium high.
- Add the pepper, sage, and minced onion.
- Cook until the gravy starts to boil and thicken
- Serve over biscuits. Season with salt and pepper if necessary