Wednesday, July 10, 2013

True Confession

I've always been intimidating by the thought of making Gravy.
Why?  No clue!
I guess I thought it was too hard!  Or would be lumpy!  Or wouldn't taste good!
Or the fact that my Mom makes amazing gravy, so why learn?
 
I did find a homemade mix for the white gravy that you put on biscuits & Greg likes this gravy on mashed potatoes. Its a very easy gravy, but I do make it ahead of time and save because of the variety of spices in it.  Just saves time in the kitchen!  Plus we put it on country fried steak whenever I feel like a greasy kitchen ~ maybe once or twice a year.
 
For everything else I wanted/needed gravy for ~ I bought the little organic packets and followed the directions.  Easy enough.
 
Then it happened ~ Greg made gravy from scratch...at a church dinner and everyone loved it.
 
So I had a choice...let the gravy making switch from my Mom to my husband.
 
Or bite the bullet and start making it ~ either works for me.
 
I did finally make it ~ and have made it twice now, with good results.  Last night was a little lumpy but nothing that my immersion blender couldn't take care of. 
 
My favorite things to put gravy on....
 
biscuits
roast beef
turkey
ct. fried steak
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but my very favorite is
Cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving!
 
Yum!
 
Ahhhh, confession time is over!
Happy Wednesday everyone!

9 comments:

  1. I use a whisk or a fork to keep it from getting lumpy! I used to be scared to make it and use the little packets too, but then one day I made it and now we don't eat anything else at home.

    Angel

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    1. We whisked this constantly ~ I must have had too much flour in it. But it was still good!

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  2. Oh... and the craving list continues... Now I want dressing with gravy. YUM!

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    1. I will be glad to fulfill your craving ~ just let me know when!

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  3. It was good last night on the roast and better for lunch with leftovers. g

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    1. Thanks Greggie! Glad you liked it....twice!

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  4. I make 'white gravy' for biscuits, mashed potatoes etc...The best is when you fry bacon or chicken, use the grease, add some flour, salt ,pepper and canned milk...it is to die for...been the only kind of gravy I have made for 30 years...However I am no on a wheat free diet(per docs orders) so no gravy for me... :(

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    1. I haven't been using the grease from frying food, because of tummy upsets ~ sometimes. I try not to fry very much. But I have had that and it is yummy~

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  5. Mashed potatoes and brown gravy is my absolute favorite food! My mom could make the best gravy. She taught me to always start with cold water as it dissolves the flour better, shake the flour up with the water in a jar, remove any obvious lumps before you pour it out and then whisk it into the drippings that are already boiling. Would you be willing to share your recipe for the homemade white gravy?

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