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    12chars Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    Link: Red Neck Brunch - AKA: America this is why you`re fat. Sign me up.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    mmmmmmm Red neck or not biscuits & gravy are delish.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    September 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Seems more country then redneck.

    Regardless, I`ve never been a fan of gravy and biscuits.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    1. Theyre not biscuits. Theyre some stupid doughball crap.

    2. Thats not gravy.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    September 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    YUM!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    @ 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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    @tedgp You`re just jealous.
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    Doogamus Male 30-39
    34 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    That looks amazing. I`m going to have to do that.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    I weep for America`s arteries.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    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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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    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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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    haha you beat me to it.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    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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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    September 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    I can hear the arteries clogging from here.....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    @ 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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    September 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Gerry...you meant Tabasco, right? Please tell me you meant Tabasco.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    LOL damn spell fix
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    September 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    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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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    September 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 3:20 am
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 4:56 am
    @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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Fluffy baked biscuit

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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 6:33 am
    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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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 6:42 am
    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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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 6:47 am
    How is gravy ever white? White sauce, i.e Bechamel etc is white. Gravy is brown.
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    744 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 6:57 am
    Sausage gravy is white because milk.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:32 am
    Biscuits and gravy is really good. Too bad I haven`t had it for awhile.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 8:44 am
    It`s really entertaining reading the European puzzlement at this and the American explanations. (Patchouly, you did well!)
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    dethkt66 Male 50-59
    49 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 9:45 am
    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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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 10:07 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    @ madduck - I can hear your arteries hardening from here.
  37. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    "one of the stuff described here is good for your arteries "
    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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    madduck Female 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    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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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1081 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Biscuits N Gravy= Nom Nom Noms!!! I really love to eat them with the family on cold Saturday/Sunday mornings..
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    @ 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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    @ 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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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Calcium and Vitamin D, though. :P
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    @ 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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    @ 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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    @ 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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    @ 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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Squrlz, Death is the number 1 killer in our country.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    @ 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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    madduck Female 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    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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    Saunder Male 30-39
    181 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 7:43 am
    Is that white stuff supposed to be gravy? How is gravy white?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 10, 2013 at 7:51 am

    @ 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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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    since when do rednecks use chopsticks?

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