breakfast is pretty much my favorite meal of the day. in our household there is a lot of breakfast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. last month the mister and i went to cake eater bakery for breakfast and i had really fantastic biscuits and gravy. i almost never order biscuits and gravy but had heard such rave reviews from so many friends that i had to try it. and it was really great. go check it out if you’re ever in seward.
in fact, i liked it so much, i decided to try my hand at making biscuits and gravy at home – which i’ve never done before. i had marion cunningham’s the breakfast book for inspiration.
pictured: oatmeal, buttermilk biscuits (from the breakfast book)
8-10 oz mushrooms, chopped into small pieces (i used plain old white ones)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T butter
2-3 T flour
1 t dried thyme (or 1 T fresh, if you have it)
1 T fresh ground black pepper
14 oz chicken broth (or veg, if you want it to be vegetarian gravy)
2-3 T heavy cream
salt to taste
in a big pan, melt the butter and add the garlic, cook until fragrant.
add the mushrooms and saute until they are soft and brown, about 5-10 minutes.
add the flour, thyme and black pepper and stir, coating all the mushrooms.
whisk in the broth, add cream and cook on low-medium for 10-12 minutes, whisking every once and awhile and salting to taste as you go along.
eat with biscuits and a couple eggs. have a good rest of your day because of a good breakfast.