PJ had a taste for biscuits and gravy last night and we had some biscuit mix that our friend Jen gave us forever ago, so breakfast for dinner it was!
Biscuits and gravy is a breakfast staple here in the south. Growing up, PJ’s mammaw watched him every day, and would make homemade buttermilk biscuits, along with bacon, country ham, scrambled eggs, etc. He remembers her taking his and his cousin’s orders like they were at a diner, and how special he always felt when she would make exactly what he ordered. He’s talked about her for years, how she’s the reason he loves plants and landscape design, how she’s who he got his work ethic from, and, obviously, how good her biscuits and gravy were.
With the temperatures dropping and the light changing, we usually have breakfast for dinner at least once a week during this time of year. It’s comforting, don’t you think? Food like pancakes and sausage, or French toast and bacon, feel like a big comfy sweater on a cold night that you want to wrap up in.
We even put a pot of coffee on to wake ourselves up a bit, and also because, would it be a proper breakfast if we didn’t have coffee?
PJ had some leftover dough, so he made these things his mamaw used to call “nubbins”. They’re basically little biscuit knots and they taste just as good as they look. We put a little cranberry jam on them and maybe had one too many, if there is such a thing.
Isn’t it fun to carry on traditions from your family with words and food? To pass them down from generation to generation? Sometimes remembering things like your grandma’s favorite recipe makes it feel like our family lives on, like they’re still here with us, showing us how much dough to use or buttermilk to pour. We would love to pass all of these things down to our own kids one day, and teach them how to make “mamaw’s biscuits”.
What about you? Do you like breakfast for dinner? If so, we’d love to hear what you make!
(PS- a lot of you have been asking for the recipe, and while PJ just eyeballed it all and didn’t really follow one, this recipe is pretty similar!)