How many foods do you know that can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner plus dessert? One of my favorite things to make and eat are biscuits. The reason my love for biscuits is much is because biscuits are so versatile. Biscuits can be eaten for all three meals breakfast, lunch and dinner plus used as a dessert. In today’s life style we have bisquick mix, pre-made biscuits from the can, and you can pick some biscuits at the grocery store, bakery or restaurant. Biscuits geez, i have got to love them because biscuits we can make them or buy them.
Let’s start with biscuits for breakfast. A cup of warm coffee and a warm biscuit with strawberry jelly is close to heaven. Who does not want to eat a warm biscuit where the butter melts and the jelly or jam turns warm. Oh, my gosh I am getting hungry just thinking about warm biscuits. For an absolutely awesome biscuit breakfast, many options are available. Pop a can of pre-made biscuits open, make them from scratch or make them using bisquick mix or pick the biscuits up somewhere the day before. If I buy the biscuits made the day before, I warm them up to get that homemade feel. I spray the biscuits with water using a spray bottle then wrap the biscuits in aluminum foil. I put the biscuits in the oven 350 degrees or in a small toaster oven about 5 to 8 minutes. Then the last 2 minutes I uncover the biscuits about 2 minutes to get that crispy top. An egg some cheese and sausage or bacon makes a good breakfast. Hey those first biscuits with jelly were an appetizer for the coffee.
For lunch you can continue the biscuit love by adding some sliced ham, maybe some turkey and mayo to make delicious mini sandwiches. My favorite for lunch is chicken tenders biscuit sandwiches. If you are in the go wild food mood, then biscuits with sausage gravy, is a luxury lunch where you have the rest of the day to work off the calories. This is not difficult. Jimmy Dean Maple or the Jimmy Dean Original sausage or any breakfast sausage is good. You can use the round sausage patties just cut in cubes. Cook the sausage and leave the grease. Make your gravy either packet gravy mix or make your own gravy. To make gravy in a pan put some oil whatever type you use and flour. Brown the flour then add milk, I use whole milk. Add salt and pepper then mix. If your gravy is lumpy do not worry, you can pour gravy thru a strainer into a different pan. Once your gravy is made then combine the sausage with grease and gravy. Stir and let cook on low heat about 5 minutes so gets that intermingled flavors. When your sausage and gravy is ready then pour all over your biscuits.
Here is another biscuit lunch idea. Cut a biscuit in half add a piece of salmon you just cooked. Add some melted cream cheese that you melted in a pan with a bit of regular milk to make a gravy sauce. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper to your cream cheese mix. Spices can also be added to the melted cream cheese mix. One of my favorite places to get spices is Whole Foods bulk foods section or H.E.B. Central Market bulk foods section. If you are in the Texas area then lucky you because at Central Market stores you can find some Tobasco Sauce powder spice in the bulk foods section. Fair warning do not be alarmed by the price of the Tobasco Sauce powder spice price because a small bag will not cost you much. Once the cream cheese is melted with your desired spices then pour on top of the salmon, add some spinach leaves on top and enjoy your delicious lunch.
Dinner and biscuits can be just as delicious and simple. A can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup some left over chicken or grab a rotisserie chicken and cut to desired chunks. Can of peas with the water drained. Carrots cooked cut in squares. Combine all in a pan and cook over the stove. In a lightly greased baking pan place biscuit bottoms, add chicken combo then put the biscuits tops on top. Put in the oven at 320 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes just to mix up those flavors because the food is already cooked. You can leave uncovered the last 2 minutes to get that semi crisp top. Take out the oven and enjoy. For dessert how about some strawberry shortcake made your biscuits. Strawberries sliced up, maybe smash a couple to get that liquid sauce and add some whipped cream on top. Some grocery stores have their bakery homemade whip cream for sale. Cool Whip and can whip cream are just as good. Enjoy.