by Mark Schrull
5/24/2013 Lorain, Ohio, USA – “The weather outside is frightful…” Well maybe not as bad as that Christmas carol – but it is quite chilly out there. Was in the mid-forties when I rose this morning and the clouds looked like snow makers. The flowers in my front garden don’t know what to think. Betsy Kling, Chief Meteorologist at Channel 3 News out of Cleveland says I may have to worry about a frost tomorrow morning here in Northern Ohio. Follow her on twitter – @betsykling
But inside we are keeping the heat on at LifeInLorain. We made a hearty breakfast with hot sausage and sausage gravy. Of course Eggs, Toast, and hash browns were part of the deal, but I will focus on the gravy since it is so chilly outside.
We started with a roll of hot sausage, frying it and reserving the grease.
I know, I know, But I never said this breakfast was heart healthy.
I transferred the grease to a heavier pan and added 3/4 of a cup of flour. With the heat on high and constantly stirring I make the rue.
3 cups of whole milk is added to the bubbling grease and flour mix…
Stirring constantly until the gravy thickens.
I added about a quarter tea-spoon of pepper and stirred it into the gravy, but I didn’t add any salt. (I figure the sausage meat had enough already.)
And that is it – easy hearty and most importantly hot on this chilly day.
- 1 roll of breakfast sausage (hot)
- 3/4 of a cup of flour
- 3 cups of milk
- 1/4 tea-spoon pepper
Thank you to my lovely wife and finger model, Rhonda!