wanted to teach me how to make gravy.
Now, NANA DIANA is known by other names in the Land of Blog....
Sweet Cheeks Grandmother
The Land of Blogs answer to LONI ANDERSON
and an extremely good cook. (She isn't a very good "boat person", tho)
I said, "Nana...I am MUCH older than you...I've made more skillets of gravy than I can remember....and YOU want to teach ME how to make gravy?"
Oh, I'll admit that I've had my share of lumpy creamed gravy...
but after many...MANY...tries, I have learned how to keep the lumps out.
She said, "Oh, it's not THAT kind of gravy...
not your run-of-the-mill, anybody* can* make type gravy."
(I puffed up a little at that !)
"No", she said.
"It's CHOCOLATE GRAVY."
and I said "OK... WAIT....WHAT...??"
Folks...if you've not tried SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE GRAVY
you are sooo in for the treat of your life.
and believe me when I say that DIANA KNOWS HER CHOCOLATE GRAVY.
she taught me a lesson or two.
I made the chocolate dream-come-true gravy when she first taught me...
but one day last week, I dreamed of it and as soon as my feet hit the floor that morning, I made
BISQUICK drop biscuits...
there they are, browning nicely in the oven.
(most of the time, I like using the cast iron skillet for biscuits..not sure why I didn't on this particular morning,..who knows)
While they baked, I started making that luscious, mouth-watering gravy
and it gets thick pretty quickly.
I think Sister Friend Diana used a gravy boat much like my vintage, ironstone here.
and there's no doubt that the cuteness made it taste just a wee bit better.
It has butter...sugar...COCOA POWDER, milk.....
SO thick and rich and good, it'll make ya wanna slap yo pappy !
I had a bit of gravy left, put it in a pretty bowl, into the fridge and it is DELICIOUS eaten cold as it resembles
a thick, rich pudding.
Some of my story here MAY....or may not....be totally true.
My beautiful friend didn't try to teach me anything...she just wanted to make sure
that, before I die, I had the chance to savor this SOUTHERN TREAT....
and for that, I say THANK YOU, DIANA....
Mr. Sweet says, THANK YOU, DIANA...
When you go over to get HER RECIPE, kindly don't mention my name...
she might put me in a boat, saying,
"Oh, it'll be ok, bj...I know what I'm doing in a boat..."
(you can read her boat story right here...)
...the next time you are wanting something different, you might give this gravy a try...