Breakfast for Dinner
Serves 4 - 6 (depending on addition of sides)
Ever eat breakfast for dinner or drink wine with brunch? Give this pairing a try and let us know what you think!
When pairing wine with food, there are multiple ways you can go. In this case, because we cut the richness of Biscuits & Gravy with arugula on the side, we then complemented the dish with a fuller bodied white - our Roussanne. Contrarily, if you are serving a plate full of just Biscuits & Gravy, you could pair them with something lighter, such as a crisp Chardonnay (ours is sold out - boo hoo) or Sauvignon Blanc.
What You'll Need
For this meal, we cheated a bit to save time and used a tube of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits that were still hot from the oven. We made our own scrambled eggs and a lightened up version of Biscuits & Gravy. Plus we added a pile of arugula on the side making this a full, balanced dinner. If you have your own Biscuits & Gravy recipe, go with that! If not...
Lightened Up Sausage Gravy
1 pound of your favorite sausage - we recommend Jimmy Dean's Sage Pork Sausage
1 T butter
1 T all-purpose flour
2 c milk (we used 2% but any milk will do)
Salt & pepper to taste
Optional: Hot sauce
Heat a large frying pan to medium high. Crumble and brown sausage well. Remove sausage for later, but leave drippings in pan.
Lower heat to medium and add butter and flour to pan, stirring frequently. Cook to golden brown - approximately two minutes.
Whisk in milk. Add sausage back to pan and simmer to desired thickness stirring often.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
To plate: Open a biscuit, lay out the two halves on a plate and smother with gravy. Add any sides such as eggs cooked to your liking, and or/fresh arugula or spinach. Add hot sauce if desired.
Pour a glass of wine if you haven't already and enjoy!