Originally posted by Ciaoman
Just slightly off topic...
I recently found a great product at a Wal-Mart SuperCenter in CT: Libby's Country Sausage Gravy (in a can). Wow...I was amazed as to how good it was. As good as homemade? Probably not, but being from CT, I haven't had that many versions of homemade gravy. All I know is that when I poured that over some freshly-baked Pillsbury frozen buttermilks, I was pretty sure I could smell the scent of magnolias! All kidding aside, a very good product, especially when you can't make your own.
I do make my own sausage gravy when I fry sausage but it is not always available. I have several cans of the libby's sausage gravy in the pantry and it works really good. I always add more pepper to it though.
I have also found that when I make my own gravy, I do not always have milk available as I never use milk as a beverage. I have tried using water instead and quite frankly, I can tell very little difference. I take the residual crubles and grease from the sausage and add a couple of teaspoons of flour, get it pretty and brown and add enough water for my use, let it get hot and stir like crazy until I get the desired consistency. I add enough black pepper to give it a kick and then I Pour it over the sausage and my baked frozen biscuits with some mello Joy coffee and my ugly dog and myself really enjoy it.
I am also a fan of the frozen Pillsbury frozen biscuits. They work real good for me.
Paul E. Smith