Red Neck Brunch [Pic]

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Male 2,376
since when do rednecks use chopsticks?
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Male 38,489

@ Saunder, read the thread and you`ll learn about the deliciousness that is milk gravy.

@ everyone else, funny which posts generate a lot of comment. I mean who`d`a thunk biscuits would be such a hot topic.
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Male 181
Is that white stuff supposed to be gravy? How is gravy white?
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Female 7,866
Squrlz- cholestorol i get checked about once evry two years- the doctor is never keen as he sees no point, blood pressure gets done all the damn time as I am a middle aged woman! But I agree with you about diet- what works for one- my daughter has severe intolerences so eats a diet that would make me ill in days.
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Male 6,227
@ Gerry: I stand corrected. `Tis.

Disclaimer: I eat an unusual diet that few people would willingly embrace. So I`m definitely out of the mainstream on dietary matters.
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Male 38,489

Squrlz, Death is the number 1 killer in our country.
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Male 6,227
@ Gerry: MOOOOO!

For the most part, I agree with you. And I have no doubt that your biscuits and gravy rock.

Milk has protein and calcium. The world is filled with millions of starving children whose lives could be saved by a couple glasses of it a day. It has its benefits, for sure.

That said, milk--especially whole milk--is loaded with saturated fat which is decidedly NOT good for you and is best avoided, if possible. Coronary artery disease, in fact, is the #1 killer of men and women in the West. In the U.S. alone, more than half a million people die of it every year. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are running amok. Americans` consumption of milk, cheese, cream sauces, and ice cream is a very big part of the problem.
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Male 38,489

Squrlz the point is over doing anything will have a negative effect. But people have been drinking cows milk for millennia and it`s good for you. I wouldn`t suggest you live solely on it of course.
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Male 6,227
@ Gerry: That`s quite the alarmist article there. But it explains why I`ve had this powerful urge to take up scrapbooking lately. =^.^=

Kidding aside, that article is--forgive me--100% bunk. Numerous scientific studies (such as
this one) have looked into claims that ingesting soy can cause men to grow breasts or become feminized and found zero evidence that such is the case. One key fact never mentioned in that *Men`s Health* piece: Human estrogen is approximately 1,000 times more powerful than so-called phytoestrogens.

But the bottom line is you have to judge soy, like anything else, by how it works for you. In my case, replacing 1% cow`s milk with nonfat soy milk has been one of the best things I`ve ever done for my health.
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Male 38,489

@ squrlz - there are 148 calories in a cup of whole milk and 128 in 2%. 4 servings means it`s only 37 and 31 calories respectively per serving. At the numbers you gave that means whole milk gravy is only only 20 calories from fat and only 11 fat calories for 2% milk.

Totally acceptable in a 1500 calorie a day diet.

But too much soy has severe side effects. Men`s Health
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Male 6,227
@ Nubblins: Yes, cow`s milk has them--but there are better ways to get them. My soy milk is calcium-fortified and I get still more from eating kale and other leafy green vegetables. As for Vitamin D (and Vitamin B12), I take daily supplements.
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Female 1,743
Calcium and Vitamin D, though. :P
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Male 6,227
@ Gerry: I never drink moo-cow milk. I drink non-fat soy milk (brand is West Soy) and I love it.

Here are the numbers on cow`s milk vis-a-vis cholesterol.

Whole milk: 55% of calories from fat.
2% milk: 35% calories from fat.
1% milk: 21% calories from fat.

And all of that fat is saturated fat (i.e., artery-clogging). Not surprisingly, cow`s milk has been implicated in the development of heart disease, hyptertension, diabetes, and prostate cancer.

(OK, I`ll stop now. I said I wasn`t going to preach.)
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Male 6,227
@ Madduck: If you`ve had your cholesterol checked and it`s low (below 200 mg/dL or 5.172 mmol/l), that`s great. Clearly you`ve got good genes when it comes to how your body processes fat. Exercise certainly helps, but it`s no guarantee of heart health, as the death of Jim Fixx, the American runner, showed. He was thin, ran constantly, and died suddenly in 1984 of a massive heart attack. According to Wikipedia, the autopsy revealed that "atherosclerosis had blocked one coronary artery 95%, a second 85%, and a third 70%."

Just FYI, the total cholesterol level I maintain, below 150 mg/dL, converts to 3.879 mmol/l in your units. Below that level, you simply cannot deposit fat or cholesterol in your arteries.
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Female 1,163
Biscuits N Gravy= Nom Nom Noms!!! I really love to eat them with the family on cold Saturday/Sunday mornings..
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Female 7,866
I get a lot of exercise every day- so I eat what I like. I don`t have a taste for sweet things, and I try to eat proper unprocessed food- ethical meat and veg if poss.- Fat I eat loads of it- butter, full fat milk, cream, fat on meat- all the good stuff. Seriously low cholesterol and blood pressure.. but as I said- I get a lot of exercise.
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Male 38,489

[quote]"one of the stuff described here is good for your arteries "[/quote]
All that milk`s gotta be good for you. You can make whole wheat biscuits so that`s healthier. Turkey sausage?... no, that`s an abomination.
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Male 6,227
LOL. This thread continues to amuse.

@ Madduck: American biscuits aren`t really like scones. They have a flakiness all their own. What makes good biscuits and gravy is you have this warm, powdery, flaky biscuit ladled with hot, savory, peppery milk gravy. The combination of the moist gravy with the dry biscuit--and the salty, yeasty, sweet flavors--are wonderful.

That said, none of the stuff described here is good for your arteries so I haven`t eaten it in years. I try to keep my total cholesterol below 150 mg/dL--and to accomplish that (without meds), you need to switch to a plant-based, no-oil diet. (I won`t preach but if anyone wants info on this, contact me via my e-mail address on my profile.)
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Male 38,489

@ madduck - I can hear your arteries hardening from here.
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Female 7,866
Okay- what you damn colonials refer to as biscuits are scones sans sugar, and milk gravy is a thin bechamel. Sausage gravy is just weird- especially as it does not go on a proper sausage- Now, a nice pile of PROPER sausages, with onion gravy and possibly cheesy mash is a meal worth having. So I am. Onion gravy- caramelise a kg onions, add a good soupspoon of flour, cook off until lightly browned ( the roux that is not the already brown onions) add half bottle of red and equal amount of good stock or demi-glace of you have it, cook off for 15 mins.. add spoon made mustard and a splash of balsamic. You are welcome.
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Male 49
This is NOT redneck brunch!!! I am about as liberal as they come and I LOVE biscuits and sausage gravy, add a couple eggs, over easy and multiple slices of bacon and more sausage and you got yourself a great meal any time of day or night.
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Male 6,227
It`s really entertaining reading the European puzzlement at this and the American explanations. (Patchouly, you did well!)
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Female 9,477
Biscuits and gravy is really good. Too bad I haven`t had it for awhile.
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Male 38,489

Madduck - chicken gravy isn`t brown.
Read the recipe below for country gravy. Also called milk gravy or sausage gravy.

It`s the same gravy used in Schitt on a Shingle only with chip beef instead of sausage.
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Male 741
Sausage gravy is white because milk.
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Female 7,866
How is gravy ever white? White sauce, i.e Bechamel etc is white. Gravy is brown.
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Female 1,743
Homemade biscuits are super easy.
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of COLD butter
3/4th cup of milk
4 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt

sift (or shortcut, use a wisk) together the dry incredients, then cut in the butter (use a pastry cutter), and mix in the milk. knead a few times, then roll out and use a cup to stamp them out. bake for around 14 minutes at 400 (watch them).

They`re so good by themselves or with sausage gravy. Crumbled sausage gravy -> see SCfan`s post. :P
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Male 3,147
Nickel, from my one experience of US biscuits & gravy when (after ages of hyping them up) my American g/f took me to a diner for them, I found them to be less like biscuits and gravy and more like cake and milk soup.
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Male 38,489

Fluffy baked biscuit

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Male 4,746
@Nickel2,

I had Biscuits and gravy once while playing in a small town, up North. Certainly not healthy, but it did taste good.

In the U.S. and Canada, biscuits are not the same as what they are in the UK. Here, sweet baked flat circles are cookies. You guys don`t have what we call biscuits. The closest thing I can think of is a scone. Only think of it like a buttery, flaky scone that rises in the oven and is light and airy.
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Male 5,874
Would someone please explain this set-up to me. Here in the `old world` we do not have food like this. (The picture of the `gravy fountain` keeps reminding me of the Polish girl`s paste-bucket after her 100,000 lovers have finished).
Biscuits? Please enlighten me.
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Female 4,086
the only bad thing would be if you were the person who had to clean the gravy fountain.

but i would conveniently disappear after eating, to `walk off all those calories`, hoping the step-kids would clean the kitchen for me.....
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Male 38,489

screw the gravy, I make excellent pinto beans. But my best recipe, the one it took me 20 years to tweak and perfect is Sour Cream Pound Cake. Last winter I made a final change and can now claim the recipe complete.

But I`ll die with that recipe `cause I don`t know anyone who loved cooking as I do to pass it on to.

So never mind.
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Male 296
Yo gerry, the cholesterol in eggs doesnt effect your heart, your liver produces it`s own and you digest the stuff in eggs
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Male 38,489

LOL damn spell fix
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Male 3,364
Gerry...you meant Tabasco, right? Please tell me you meant Tabasco.
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Male 38,489

@ Viking, milk doesn`t harden your arteries. The 1 cup recipe has only 1/4 tbsp. butter per serving so that`s not much. This is a pretty good breakfast food. Better than fried bacon or cholesterol laden eggs...both of which I love.
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Male 1,448
I can hear the arteries clogging from here.....
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Male 38,489

scfan, noms, when are you serving I`ll be right over! I like flavor as well. I usually put a few splashes of tobacco on the gravy, but I`m the only one in the house who likes it.
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Male 2,085
Gerry, I prefer sausage gravy with my biscuits. I brown my sausage (prefer hot) then add the flour to the sausage while browning, no butter, then add the milk, and a little cayenne pepper. I like to taste my food.
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Male 1,586
haha you beat me to it.
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Male 1,586
Gerry I would like the country gravy recipe too. I will be allowed to eat it because I do all the cooking in my house and I eat whatever I please.
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Male 38,489

Country gravy, or milk gravy, is the easiest thing ever. For every cup of milk you want to use 1 tbsp. of flour and 1 tbsp. of butter or lard.

Medium heat
Melt the butter & add flour
Brown the flour, stirring regularly
{This is called a roux and it`s the start of every gravy you ever make.}
Add milk, stirring with a whisk to mix it up.
Bring it to a boil and it`ll thicken up. Stir a lot `cause you don`t want to scald the milk.

Cooking the flour first keeps it from lumping when you add the liquid. Add salt & pepper to taste. I like to add cooked crumbles breakfast sausage for sausage gravy.

Simple basic country gravy but really tastes good.
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Male 770
Hey Gerry, I would love that country gravy recipe. (I wont be allowed to eat it but I still want it.)
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Male 6,227
I weep for America`s arteries.
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Male 34
That looks amazing. I`m going to have to do that.
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Male 15,832
@tedgp You`re just jealous.
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Male 38,489

@ ted - looks like biscuits in the basket to me. chicken in the bowl and mmm mmm mmm country gravy in the fountain! If you want I have a very good recipe for country gravy.
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Male 2,578
Just a little history lesson for why Southern food is like this:

Way back when, everyone in the south was poor. And by poor, I don`t mean like today "I still have my iPhone 3" poor, but "I can`t get enough calories" poor.

This was everyone, all the black people, and pretty much all the white people, too. So they used the cheapest method to get the maximum amount of calories out of every food that they ate - they fried it. Everything. And a whole cuisine was built around this.

And so that brings us to today. LOL.
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Female 1,540
YUM!
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Male 3,285
1. Theyre not biscuits. Theyre some stupid doughball crap.

2. Thats not gravy.
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Male 1,448
Seems more country then redneck.

Regardless, I`ve never been a fan of gravy and biscuits.
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Male 38,489

mmmmmmm Red neck or not biscuits & gravy are delish.
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Male 906
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