Hen House CSA Week 2: A Bountiful Harvest and Biscuits and Gravy

Why Have Veggies When You can Have Gravy?

Well, week 2 is in the books and as you can see, Hen House has provided an amazing array of produce again! The Napa cabbage was crisp and perfect, the radishes red and firm, and the tomatoes were rich and juicy.

So naturally we decided to make biscuits and gravy.

I had thought about taking the Napa cabbage and sausage to make some American spring rolls. Use the tomatoes and egg buns for a little panzanella, and marinate the radishes to make pickles.

My wife wanted biscuits and gravy. So, we ate biscuits and gravy.

So, without further ado!

Hen House Biscuits and Gravy

You will need:

  • 1 pound Hen House sausage
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1/4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Baking spray
  • 2 pop cans of Grands biscuits*
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to the temperature indicated by the Grands pop can.
  2. Put the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown until all trace of pink is gone.
  3. Once the sausage is ready, check to see how much grease is left in the pan. If there is at least a tablespoon of grease, you can omit the vegetable oil.
  4. If there is less than a tablespoon, add the olive oil and let it get hot.
  5. Add the flour to the grease and stir to make a paste.
  6. Add the milk and whisk until your flour paste is well-incorporated.
  7. Reduce heat to medium.
  8. At some point during the gravy cooking process, the oven will be preheated. When that happens, liberally cover a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the biscuits on the baking sheet and bake according to package directions.
  9. Simmer the gravy until the biscuits are done, check for salt and pepper and serve.

* Yeah, I get it. Grands aren’t fancy, but it’s also hard to beat when you’re putting together a quick dinner, either.

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

If meat isn’t your thing, you can replace the sausage in the recipe above with Morningstar Farms faux sausage (which you can buy at Hen House) and an extra tablespoon of vegetable oil.

You will first chop and then brown the Morningstar Farms sausage in the vegetable oil and then proceed with step 2 as normal.

Oh, and as before, Hen House has supplied me with the produce from the CSA, therefore, this qualifies as a sponsored post.

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