week after week and the deeper we get into winter joe and i have become hermits. there has been weekends where we haven’t left the house from friday after work to monday and i’m not even mad about it. we get stuff done around the house, we relax and enjoy the quietness that winter brings. one of our new sunday rituals has been eating breakfast together at the kitchen table. no tv, no distractions just a nice hour long breakfast that involves pots of coffee, espresso and sometimes even mimosas. it’s so cozy and one of the highlights of my week. this past weekend we experimented with a recipe my friend julie gave to me from pinterest. she brought me a slice of this a few months ago into the office and it quickly became one of my favorite super simple breakfast bakes.
i used pepper gravy for this version but i’ve also used brown gravy. depends on my mood and what i can find at the grocery store. i’m not a fan of mushrooms but i do like cream of mushroom soup and i’ve often wondered if a substitute of that would work? not sure. but this past weekend i had pepper gravy on hand because i made two other batches of this for my friend brooke’s baby shower. (ps this is the perfect thing to make for a brunch baby shower. you can assemble the night before just plan on a little extra cooking time).
so here is what you need.
16oz can of buttermilk biscuit dough. cut into 1 inch squares
1 package of gravy mix prepared. (for this recipe i used pepper gravy but brown works too)
1 lb of sausage (i used a seasoned breakfast sausage)
2 cups of cheddar cheese. (flexible but i love cheese)
1/2 cup of milk
Salt and Peppa
*I also like to top with chopped chives or green onions but didn’t have any this go round
preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and butter or spray a 9×13 pan
cook sausage in a skillet and drain. (i did this while make dinner the night before so i could just toss it in in the morning)
layer the bottom of the dish with the cut up biscuit dough and then layer the sausage on top of the biscuit pieces
whisk your eggs, milk salt and pepper and pour over the sausage and biscuits
dump on the cheese
make your gravy and pour over the eggs biscuit and sausage and cheese
toss in the oven for 30-40 minutes. (longer if you made it the night before) if the top starts to get too warm cover with foil. you basically want the eggs to set and the biscuits to bake.
Let cool 5 minutes and serve warm.
original recipe found here