Eric and I typically spend Sunday morning making an involved breakfast. I’m not sure when it started, but it’s one of my favorite things we do together. Sure, we cook dinner together almost every night, but there’s something special about waking up late, staying in our pajamas and spending time in the kitchen first thing in the morning. When I was visiting my friend Annie over Labor Day weekend, her husband Ben told me about a comedian who has a skit about pancakes. I can’t remember the comedian’s name, but basically he talks about how you know you’ll be in your pajamas all day when you have pancakes for breakfast. That’s kind of how I feel about biscuits and gravy.
Sausage gravy, with its whopping three ingredient list, is simple, down home food. There’s nothing fancy about it, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. The biscuits we made, which don’t require cutting in butter or rolling dough, are also super simple. In terms of our Sunday breakfasts, this one wasn’t involved at all. I have a biscuit recipe that I adore, but these cream biscuits are wonderful when I’m feeling lazy or am in a hurry. They’re light, fluffy and can be shaped by hand. Of course, they’re wonderful on their own, but it’s hard to beat a biscuit that’s been smothered in smooth, peppery sausage gravy.