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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chocolate Gravy, and a Fantastic Saturday!!

I have been looking forward to Saturday all week, and counting Weight Watcher points, ignoring hunger, just so I could have chocolate gravy and biscuits.  It was worth the wait.  Mom managed to make it through one serving , and said it was just too "different;" she  wanted no more, and so ended her experience with a true Southern dish.  Some people in Texas, and the South grew up on this, but a lot didn't.  My mother-in-law never mentioned it, and I never heard of it until I was teaching in Welch, Texas.  One of the dad's brought my class chocolate gravy and the kids did the biscuits.  I am not going to put the recipe here, because all you have to do is go to The Homesick Texan blog and download hers.  This is one of the blogs I follow, and find a lot of interesting things to cook.  She suggested adding a little cayenne pepper to it, and that sounds good, but I haven't tried it.  I do recommend the chopped pecans, though. 
The highlight of Saturday was Roberto, Marina, and Rhys here for dinner and football.  Great Grandma got to hold him.

After dinner, we went to Crane to watch the Alumni Football game between Rankin and Wink, old time rivals.  Little Rhys watched, and then tried to sleep.  Just about the time he relaxed, and started into a deep sleep, the crowd broke out in yelling and screaming, and he would jolt back awake. 
Here are just some of the football players, and as you can see they range in age, some with salt and pepper hair, even.  All are former Red Devil football players, and proud of it.  Spring has not really arrived!  Crane has new artificial turf, and it looks good doesn't it?
After the game I got to keep little grandbaby while Mom and Dad went to a party for the Alumni.  I loved it, so my advice is make some biscuits, chocolate gravy, and play with the kids.  Have a blessed week. 


  1. We had such a good time too. Thanks for keeping the little munchkin last night too, I don't think he would have enjoyed the party!

  2. Chocolate gravy and biscuits...hummmm?!! Cowboy says they may be pretty good! This comes from a guy who likes chocolate anything!!
    Miss you!

  3. I'll take 'em with the pepper. Mmmmm! That will be a good recipe to try out this summer, on the Montanans. I'll bet Joe Gibson goes for them.

    It looks like you all had a GREAT weekend. I just read Marina's blog and think I left a comment there, although I can't be sure it worked. These blogs are a great way to keep in touch, but I get so homesick for you all!

    Love you!