Cauliflower Rice Gratin with Kale and Leeks
This cheeeeeeeeeesy (but VEGGIE-PACKED!) side belongs on you holiday table!
You guys. I am a very lucky lady. Exhibit A:
For a while now, my husband Dave has been working on his biscuit game. It was already good, but these days he is making these humongous, sky-high towers of happiness. They are seriously some of the best biscuits I’ve ever had.
And. He also makes gravy to put on top.
Being from the Midwest originally, biscuits and gravy is one of my very favorite breakfasts. I would eat it any time of day, frankly, but usually it’s on the breakfast menu (for the blog post, though, we made it for dinner!)
It reminds me so much of growing up in Kansas. With four sporty kids constantly raiding the kitchen, clamoring for food, stuffing our faces with everything in our path, keeping us fed was no joke. My mom taught me to make biscuits as a kid, and they have always been beloved my my brothers and me. I’m not sure my mom has ever made biscuits without doubling or tripling the recipe. There were just too many kids in the house — and now three of us have partners, so now we eat even more! And you know what? If another four kids showed up, my mom would have loved to feed them, too 🙂
I loved growing up in a house so welcoming and fun. It means a lot to enjoy one of my favorite foods from childhood in my today-home — it’s very different from the one I grew up in, but an important thing hasn’t changed: this one is also welcoming and fun and full of love.
Dave’s biscuits and gravy recipe is so good, I sometimes catch myself thinking about it while I am at work during the day. Or when my mind wanders. I crave it more than almost any other dish right now. The biscuits are huge and flaky and perfect. The whole milk gravy is thick and meaty. And we make it with spicy Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage to give it a little heat. There is nothing I love more than the combination of spicy food and black coffee for breakfast, and this fits the bill. And there’s no messing around about how “healthy” it is… somethings are just healthy for the soul, in my opinion. I eat plenty of salads. I hope you enjoy it too.