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Virginia Biscuits & Gravy in an RV 
Feb. 20, 2010 12:06 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2010 11:34 am
This morning, I watched my husband walking back from where-ever he had walked to and noticed that this guy IS looking pretty skinny. We had to run to the grocery store this morning to pick up root beer for dinner tonight and supplies for the next few days. The sucky thing about RV living is that the fridges are really small and you can't stock up on anything! So, we are at the grocery store and Bob says, "Let's go home and have bacon and eggs." Great, now I'm hungry, too. Hadn't really thought about it until that point because usually we don't eat breakfast...I usually just have coffee and Bob usually goes to his buddy's house to work on cabinets. I started to ask him if he wanted to go to our favorite breakfast restaurant here in town, Omelets & More for their Virginia Biscuits & Gravy and thought "NO!" I can make these better at home!undefined We bought a pound of breakfast sausage at the meat counter for $3.99 per pound. I shaped 2 patties with half of it....

The can of 8 buttermilk bisuits was $1.50, so this saved some time and I really don't care to make biscuits from scratch in the morning...that would be more for the evening time for me...

I crumbled the rest of the sausage around the patties in the sense in doing them one at a time, you need both for this recipe.

Cook over medium heat and just let it hang out and get brown like sausage will do if you leave it alone!

When both are browned and cooked thoroughly, remove from skillet...

And add fat-free half and half (I know it's sick, I thought I'd cut out some fat and got fat-free instead, and YUCK!...ok, for cooking with, sucks in coffee) and to cut the cheap taste of the fat-free half and half, I added 2 tablespoons of heavy cream along with 2 tablespoons of butter, summer savory and poultry seasoning (just tiny pinches of each) and 1 teaspoon garlic powder with 1/2 teaspoon red pepper imagine this made with regular half & half and heavy is the time to add in Wondra gravy flour until it's the consistency you like and the crumbled sausage...

In my only other skillet, Bob had the idea to use non-stick canola cooking spray (silly me, I was going to use olive oil) to cook the eggs....I used 3 large brown eggs....

And very liberally peppered them with a skosh of salt.

Flipped them over (made a mess) and Bob wanted over-easy. Me, they have to be cooked through...

This is Bob's I said, he's looking skinny lately, so I don't feel guilty feeding him all of this.. Anyhow, split the biscuits, put the sausage on top...

Eggs on top of sausage...

God, if I were pigging out like that, I'd hide my face, too!!!

And smother the whole works in the sausage gravy....Virginia Biscuits & Gravy...

I can't eat as much as Bob and I love mine smothered in Frank's Red Hot...I've tried other hot sauces and I keep coming back to Frank's!


Feb. 20, 2010 12:27 pm
MMmmm I love sausage gravy on biscuits although I've never thought to add the eggs on top!.. Your hubby was a good sport here! Oh, I agree yuck to FF anything! (when they take out fat they try to add flavor with MSG: careanan, whey, hydrolzyed soy) We are really into "all-natural" right now with our family's history of asthma and allergies we just feel better when we do! I love seeing your sunset and road trip pics; keep it up WW! :O)
Feb. 20, 2010 12:42 pm
It is sick! I don't want to waste it, so I thought I would use it in cooking....shouldn't be fat-free, it should be taste-free! Anyway, I got regular half & half at the store this morning, so all is good in my world again!
Feb. 20, 2010 1:37 pm
Biscuits and sausage gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts. I know I have the advantage with a restaurant size side by side Zub Zero in my kitchen and a chest freezer in garage. But about once a month I make a big stock pot full of gravy and then freeze it in 1 or 2 person servings. I will also make like a quaddrupple batch of baking powder biscuits and freeze them also. I think the only breakfast I like more (except for a full champagne brunch) is "Eggs, Lox and Onions scrambled with some green onion and chives. Ah for a good New York Deli nearby.!!! Have to drive about a half hour to get a decent one. Loved your step-by-step pictures!!
Feb. 20, 2010 1:59 pm
That looks so good! I haven't had biscuits and gravy in years...
Feb. 20, 2010 2:13 pm
mmmm.... tomorrow morning is gonna be biscuits and sausage gravy here, thanks WW! We don't do FF anything here - I like flavor in my food. You're right - it is YUCK!
Feb. 20, 2010 3:47 pm
Since Thursday is my only off day, I get up early and fix the boys a good breakfast. They love sausage gravy and biscuits. I will introduce them to this on next Thursday, thanks so much.
Feb. 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Sausage gravy on biscuits - That Looks so Yummy
Feb. 20, 2010 6:55 pm
My hubby wants to come to your RV for breakfast...his favorite!
Feb. 20, 2010 7:55 pm
WW, I make sausage and gravy with pretty much the same ingreds and mine does not seem to go over well with hubby. I am glad your's really seemed to be enjoying himself. You done Girlie, instead of paying hard earned $$ on restaurant food, you made a better meal and I'll bet tasted even better. Sorry bout you having to do the washing tho:)That is the good part of eating out! Nice blog. Thank you for including us in your world.
Feb. 21, 2010 12:17 am
Patty..I don't mind long as he likes it!
Feb. 21, 2010 9:30 am
Yumm! I love biscuits & gravy & adding the eggs in like that is a great idea. I too, love all your pics & enjoy your blogs. Are you keeping notes for that cookbook?
Feb. 21, 2010 9:36 am
Feb. 21, 2010 11:47 am
Can't wait to see a cookbook... Next weekend will be biscuits & gravy!
Feb. 21, 2010 12:26 pm
Oh, I am going to try adding the patty and egg to my DH's next big breakfast. Biscuits and Gravy are his favorite.
Feb. 21, 2010 1:15 pm
We love this type of B & G...but at the restaurant, they charge like $7 a plate and it does come with hashbrowns...which is too much! But they are sooo good!
Feb. 21, 2010 2:34 pm
You'd get along with my husband. He eats Franks on almost anything. I might have to try spicing up milk gravy with savory and red pepper. I've always thought milk gravy was gross, so bland, and it's my hubby's favorite.
Feb. 21, 2010 4:24 pm
Frank's is a food group with me...I usually sneak a dash or two into most things I make!
Feb. 21, 2010 7:03 pm
Great blog. I read it last night, but was too tired to comment. However, had to after I woke up this morning and remembered my dream which was your biscuits and gravy. I think this means I have to make them! p.s. I woke up very hungry!
Feb. 22, 2010 7:55 am
LOL! I love these B & G...have you tried them yet?
Feb. 22, 2010 10:32 am
Never tried B&G yet, but now I must.
Feb. 22, 2010 12:55 pm
WW your killing me here, loved the pancakes but now I must try you B & G :-).... And I love Franks hot sauce I too eat it on my eggs!
Feb. 25, 2010 12:01 am
You make fried eggs like I do-messy. I usually make my hubby fry his own. he loves sausage gravy. I put the flour in the pan with the drippings from the sausage, cook it a bit then add the milk to it.
Feb. 25, 2010 12:02 am
Some of my family love hot sauce and they are always looking for the hottest one that only they can eat.
Feb. 28, 2010 7:02 am
WW, you make me laugh every time I read one of your blogs..:-D
Mar. 7, 2010 11:34 am
I absolutely love making sausage & gravy biscuits - but I have never thought to put an egg in it too! Definitely will try this (the hot sauce is also something I'd enjoy trying.) Thanks for the great idea & for breaking it down for us <3
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