Boogie Blogging Friday

Friday, May 15, 2009

Boogie's been a tired pooch the last few days, and today turned his nose up at his breakfast. He usually skips breakfast once or twice a week (unless there's gravy), so it's not really an indicator with him.

The cleaning people kept him from his usual 10 hours of naptime yesterday, so I guess he's making up for it today. Stupid cleaning people. Stupid vacuum.

8 comments:

Jim Wright said...

Unless there's gravy.

mmmmm, graaavy. mmmmmm.

I love gravy.

mmmmmm.

What?

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim, I like gravy, too.

Especially sausage gravy made with Maple Sausage over buttermilk biscuits.

Hmmmm....gravy.

neurondoc said...

Mmmm. gravy.

Our cats had the same problem yesterday. Damn the vacuum.

Random Michelle K said...

I'm sure it's the horrible heat.

Janiece Murphy said...

It's not been that hot here, although he does suffer in the summer...

Wendy said...

Janiece - We were obviously twins in another life. Matter of fact, think I'll make biscuits and maple sausage gravy tomorrow night for supper.

WendyB_09

kimby said...

How do you make sausage gravy? This interests me..

Janiece Murphy said...

Kimby, there's really no "recipe" per se. Simply brown a pound of bulk maple sausage (I use Jimmy Dean), add about two tablespoons of flour until the sausage is coated, add about a half-gallon of milk, lots of course-ground black pepper, and cook and stir for about an hour. Use either flour or corn starch to thicken (purists use flour - I use corn starch because I'm lazy) as it cooks. Serve over buttermilk biscuits.

It's really more of a art form than a recipe - I had to try and make it a couple times before I got a good feel for it.

This is a traditional breakfast item from the southern part of the U.S., usually called "biscuits and gravy." Sometimes sausage gravy is also served over chicken friend steak (or chicken-fried chicken).

Warning: causes cardiovascular events in the uninitiated.

Wendy, anything else to add?