You will roux the day you teach your children to make biscuits and gravy
|It ain't down home cooking if it is not white, black, brown or gray.
The kids rolled away from the table. Three cups of generic, house-brand baking mix for the biscuits. I showed them how to make a volcano in the center to eyeball the proportions. Milk. Mix as gently as kissing a baby's face. Bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes.
Fried up a half pound of sausage, all crumbly and brown. Black pepper. A roux with four heaping teaspoons of all purpose flour and extra vegetable oil. Add milk until it looks right. Bring to a boil while scraping with a spatula.
I also fried up some cornmeal mush. You would think that between two African American kids and a kid of Native American decent that at least one of them would have been all over that. My paternal grandmother once told me that nobody who likes cornmeal mush will ever starve in America.
I had one taker. Belladonna tried a bite dipped in pancake syrup. It is a start.
$2 worth of sausage. About $0.70 of flour. $0.25 of cornmeal. So I fed the kids hot breakfast for a buck a kid. As a bonus they learned how to make biscuits and gravy.