Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good Gravy!

Sunday morning the Knights of Columbus were serving doughnuts and coffee after church.  It was a very tempting offer but I was craving biscuits and gravy.  Fortunately, I have plenty of bacon grease stored in the fridge just for this purpose. 


1/4 cup bacon grease
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Add grease to a skillet over medium high heat and when hot add flour.  Cook flour, stirring constantly, until brown.  Add milk, salt, and pepper; stir until there are no lumps and gravy has thickened.  You can always add a little more milk or water to thin it out some but I've been making this for years and it works for me. 

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Monday, May 28, 2012


I swear I can't get a picture of the boys together without one of them making a goofy face. 

Grades 2 and 4 are in the books.  They both did a lot of growing these past 9 months...and a lot of learning, too.  Nathan finished the second grade with all As while Thomas finished the fourth grade making honor roll during the 2 quarters that DIDN'T include science.  Poor thing seems to have inherited my anti-science gene.  Fortunately, they both inherited my pro-reading gene and we are looking forward to spending summer vacation at the library.

Next up, 3rd grade and fifth grade!

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