Thursday, May 28, 2009
Classic Biscuits & Gravy - for when it's been a REALLY long day!
Half the battle in this classic meal is making the biscuits... and that has already been achieved (see biscuit recipe from a few weeks ago) Now - it’s time to tackle the meat gravy! Any meat can work for this comfort food - and you can put your mind on “autopilot” while you enjoy this after a long day. Substantial and filling - yet uncomplicated.
Bet you didn’t know all the MANY variations of this dish that most of us recognize from our childhood... THIS biscuits and gravy recipe however, uses chicken & mushrooms. Somehow anything using biscuits seems like a good idea whenever there is a lot happening that requires my attention.
This is a fast recipe to put together with homemade or canned biscuits (but I think we ALL prefer homemade) See the post from a few weeks ago for Flaky Layered Biscuits - it always works well. You can use leftover cubed cooked chicken - or (like me) use the refrigerated grilled chicken strips that saves you all that preplanning and effort when you're the only one coming to dinner!
For this recipe, photos, and a little historical background on "biscuits & gravy" - to to:
www.changeabletable.com ("empty nest" tab)