I used Pillsbury biscuits for this recipe, because they are the best. As for the gravy, I ended up buying a sausage roll instead of ground sausage (which would have been better) because the online recipe is slightly different than the one in the book. I just went with it. The gravy itself was delicious. I didn’t have onion powder (I know what???!) so only 3 of the 4 spices were included, but I think it worked out just fine.
I have liked biscuits and gravy ever since college - Lindenwood has the best Biscuits and Gravy I’ve ever had - and these are great as well. Next time I’ll be sure to use ground sausage, but I don’t think it will affect the taste all that much. Thumbs up!
These recipes are paired with It Comes at Night
So with all the recipes in this book, there are bound to be some that I refuse to make and there are bound to be some that I cannot make due to lack of ingredients in my area. I’ve decided to dedicate this post to those recipes and will cross them off my list regardless of making them.
To start us off, here are all the recipes that involve pickling. Now, I don’t want to do the pickling recipes because A) most of them sound completely disgusting and it would be a waste of my time and money just to go in the trash and B) some probably need special utensils and I just don’t have a need to purchase these things.
Next, there is one recipe that just sounds so completely awful (aside from all the pickled recipes you see above) that I will not make it. It’s called Vinegar Pie. The recipe itself seems super simple and quick to make, but the fact that the main ingredient is vinegar is just not sitting well with me. I know I will not eat it, and I will not ask other eat it. Gross.
Lastly, there are two recipes that I’m pretty sure I have no chance at making due to lack of ingredients in St. Louis. They both sound interesting, so if anyone knows what I can get the main ingredients I’d listen, but I just don’t think it’s going to work.
-Fried Cactus Strips
Cajun Shrimp Lasagna Roll-Ups
Okay so these sounds good and interesting right? Well… they are, but they are such a pain to make that it’s ALMOST not even worth it!! First, the “prep time” that the recipe suggests is false. I know why it’s false, it’s because they don’t include meat browning and noodle cooking in the prep time which is completely bonkers. Who just has cooked sausage and cooked noodles lying around?
Second, there is absolutely NO WAY to roll the lasagna noodles up and keep the ingredients on the inside.
The outcome itself was delicious. I would make it again… not as roll-ups. A little tweaking I’m sure I can make this into a true lasagna dish with layers of shrimp and cheese-sausage sauce. We found some cheap garlic bread at Sam’s to have with it and it was the perfect combination. So basically it was a lot of work that ends with something delicious, but the frustration just wasn’t worth it.
This recipe was paired with Happy Death Day
Dinner & a Movie
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"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.