I have been making sausage gravy for the past 16 years. My first year of teaching Family and Consumer Science one of my students shared with me how his Mama made sausage gravy. I have been hooked ever since.
In fact, we made sausage gravy in my food lab for years as part of my thickening unit. Note to Family & Consumer Science teachers: I used a half recipe of sausage gravy for each kitchen in the food lab to cut down on expenses and food waste, although, I don't think much would have been wasted. I let the students make full recipes of biscuits however, since the ingredients were so inexpensive and they enjoyed the extra biscuits with butter and jelly or honey.
This is a great recipe for the classroom that teaches students how to thicken the sausage gravy using flour and it's really hard to mess up. Students gain basic skills and a little confidence in the kitchen. This would be a great recipe for homeschool life skills too.
I was blessed enough to teach on a block schedule for 9 of my 10 years teaching Family and Consumer Science. If making homemade biscuits with students in the classroom, you will need the longer class period. My classes were 1 1/2 hours long and that time is needed for instruction, to prepare the food, sit together and eat, clean the kitchens, and do a lab grade and cleaning inspection at the end of class. If you teach FCS and do not have the luxury of blocked classes, I would suggest making the biscuit dough one day and having each kitchen package and label their dough to refrigerate overnight. The following day they would roll out the dough then cut and bake their biscuits while cooking the sausage gravy.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do and I hope you weren't too bored with all the FCS teacher suggestions. I know I would have loved the advice when I began my teaching career so I thought I would pass along.
1 lb. of your favorite sausage
3 Tbsp. flour
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Crumble and cook sausage in skillet until browned.
2. Sprinkle 3 Tbsp. flour over the sausage and remaining grease in the skillet. Stir to let the flour absorb the grease.
3. Next, pour milk over the sausage mixture until the sausage is almost covered. Continue to stir and cook at a medium heat until thickened.
4. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over freshly baked split biscuits.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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