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Look Kids, We’re on Uranus!

My family spent a couple of days in Kansas City for Spring Break. It was wonderful.

We rented bikes to peddle around downtown. The bike path took us one block off of Main Street, so we could still see the sights, but not be in direct competition for the road with drivers who have no time or patience for tourists.

We came to a red light, and I noticed this sign:

 

 

 

 

I yelled, “Hey, guys! We’re on Uranus!” and then laughed hysterically.
They both gave me the stare that kids give when their mothers try to make a dad joke.

 

 

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The “you’re not funny” stare.

They peddled away as I mumbled to myself reassuringly, “It was funny. Uranus – your anus. That’s funny. They’ll get it later.”

 

 

As to date, they haven’t acknowledged that it was a super funny joke, but it has given me a summer project idea. I just need to find a two-mile stretch of road that is safe in Memphis.

 

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Biscuit and gravy casserole

I know that I am a little behind with serving up the comfort food at my house. It’s Spring for Pete’s sake!

It was cold and wet all day yesterday here in western Tennessee, which is perfect for warm and filling comfort food. And nothing says comfort like breakfast for supper, so I made Biscuit and gravy casserole. With very few ingredients that come together, you’ll have supper (or breakfast) on the table in about 30-45 minutes.

STEP 1: Ingredients (the picture is misleading so read all list below)

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  •  1 lb pork sausage
  • non-stick spray or 2 T butter
  • 2 packages sausage gravy mix
  • 12 (one dozen) eggs
  • 1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tubes refrigerator biscuits (depending on the brand)

STEP 2:

  • Brown the sausage in skillet
  • While sausage is browning, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk and salt

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STEP 3:

  • Drain and rinse sausage, set aside in a small bowl
  • Spray skillet with non-stick spray (or 2 Tablespoon butter)
  • Soft scramble egg mixture
  • While eggs are scrambling, make gravy according to package directions

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STEP 4:

  • combine sausage and gravy
  • open biscuits

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STEP 5:

  • Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick
  • Layer 1/3 gravy mixture

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  • layer 1/3 egg mixture, repeat

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  • Top with refrigerator biscuits 

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STEP 6: Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown and gravy is bubbly.

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I used one tube of Pillsbury® Grand Biscuits®. If your choice is a smaller biscuit, you may need two tubes. Also, I don’t recommend using frozen biscuits because of the extra baking time that is required.

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This was tremendously filling. Effy and Wee Beastie loved it and asked for seconds. That doesn’t happen often, so when it does, I keep the recipe!

Have a happy weekend!

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