Thursday, January 15, 2015


I've been wanting to jot down and share these recipes for a while now.  These are both a great and filling wintertime meal.  The first one is very quick to make and has great flavor.  It's also nice to have an all-in-one dish, less clean up.  The second one, sausage and biscuits, takes longer to clean up afterwards then it does to actually eat it, but it's soooo good.  it's nice for something different, as i can get too stuck on the same meals.  if you have leftover gravy you can use it as a soup base, or have it over toast the next morning or lunch.

Chicken, Potato, & Green Bean bake:

3 boneless skinless chicken breast (i used bone-in legs and thighs, you can use whatever)
green beans (again, whatever amount you'd like.  i used a quart)
cut up red skinned potatoes
Itailian dressing seasoning packet
1 stick butter, melted

Arrange the chicken, potatoes and green beans in a large pan, and sprinkle the itailian seasoning packet over top, and drizzle melted butter.  Cover and bake 350 for 1 hour.

Sausage gravy and biscuits:
1 lb ground sausage
4T flour
2 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp onion salt
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

In a large skillet, cook sausage until evenly browned.  Do NOT drain.
Sprinkle with flour, and seasonings.
Stir and cook for 2-4 minutes, browning the flour keep the gravy from tasting like raw flour
Add milk and mix well
Bring to low simmer until it reaches desired thickness.

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
4 T butter
1 cup buttermilk

preheat oven to 450.

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Using your fingertips, rub butter into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs.
Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk.  Stir just until the dough comes together.  The dough will be very sticky.
Turn dough onto floured surace, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times.  Press into a 1" thick round.  Cut out biscuits with a 2" cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough.  Place biscuits on baking sheet and bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15-20 minutes.

Makes 1 dozen.

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