Archive - February 2016

Homemade Sausage and Drop Biscuits

This is a comforting, quick and filling dish that can easily last with leftovers for the whole weekend!

Sausage Gravy
16 oz pork sausage
1/4 cup flour
2/ 1/2 cups milk
Salt and pepper

1. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove and set aside.


2. Add flour to the pan and lightly toast in grease leftover from the sausage.


3. Gradually add milk and cook mixture until it thickens, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Add the sausage back to the gravy.




Drop Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup milk

1. Combine all dry ingredients and then add butter and milk. Drop 2 tablespoons worth onto a prepared baking pan. Cook at 450 degrees for 10 minutes until golden brown.




Belated Anniversary Finds

Happy Belated Anniversary to us! It’s been a while since I updated, but today I was thinking about our our anniversary trip to the Sonoma Coast. It was a beautiful weekend with gorgeous scenery and a delicious end to the trip — on the way back to Oakland we went to a bread shop called Wild Flour Bakery. They had a backyard garden we walked through and the store itself smelled miraculous.

When we got to the register we decided to get a whole wheat loaf and a rosemary garlic loaf. This turned out to be a wise decision because it made our ride home smell like roasted garlic the whole way. We asked one of the employees where we could find a cheese shop in the area. He responded with “there is a cheese store down the street.” I mean, could it be more perfect?

Not half a mile down the road was Freestone Artisan Cheese. We were greeted by a beaming 13 year old boy who asked if we needed some help. We told him we wanted a soft cheese and a hard cheese and he walked us through different types they had in stock; cows milk, goats milk, aged, creamy, hard, salty, sweet. He was very impressive and seemed very passionate about cheese, so I obviously admired the little guy.

Check out the lovely spread we enjoyed when we got home!