So there’s this breakfast casserole… Wait, first off, why is it that ANYTHING your grandmother makes is pure perfection? I mean, I get that you come to love the flavors you grow up on, but this casserole goes further. I am not even sure I should call it a “casserole” it doesn’t deserve that label. Maybe we’ll go Minnesotan and call it a “hot dish”… nah, definitely not that. Whatever this is, its good. Oh it is sooo good. It’s liquid gold, yes that’s what we will call it! My grandmother made this for Christmas brunch last year and I haven’t forgotten about it since. Yes, my grandmother can make liquid gold. Can yours? I’ll bet she down plays it and calls her wonderful food and recipes something like casseroles…
This glorious goo-ey mixture is full of everything wonderful about breakfast. Biscuits, sausage, eggs, cheese… all in one bite. Need I say more? I love this recipe so much I made it for our friend Spenser’s family the morning after he was to be married to his beautiful bride Amy. She was our friend, our confidant, and our partner in crime. You can read more about Amy’s Gift here. When I feel like there is nothing I can do, I bake… As any Iowan does when they feel they need comfort from our sometimes unfortunate world. It’s our version of making the world right again, even though we know no amount of butter in a “casserole” can fix it. In Iowa, food brings us together and commonalities make us friends. It only seems fitting that I bring my liquid gold to the North Iowa Social Media Breakfast this morning, as that was the last place our wonderful North Iowa Blogger friends got to see her alive. It was the morning she wouldn’t make it home. It’s amazing how food can bring people together, and comfort them through baking and sharing, in good times and in bad. This is one of those recipes, one for the books. The recipe you pull out for something or someone special, in good times and bad, it’s one of those recipes. Enjoy…
Biscuits & Gravy Casserole
1 lb. Pork Sausage
1 (12 oz.) Package of Buttermilk Biscuits
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1 Package Country Gravy Mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage and drain. Combine eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Add in some salt and pepper to the milk and egg mixture if you’d like, whisk until combined well. Grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. Take biscuits out of package, quarter each biscuit, and place into bottom of pan. Top the biscuits with the sausage, then top the sausage with the cheddar cheese, and then the milk and egg mixture. Make gravy, and pour over entire pan spreading evenly. Bake in the oven uncovered 30 -45 Minutes.
Hmm. Liquid gold seems so fitting when honoring a dear friend who is now an angel, doesn’t it?