There’s something so comforting and healing about Southern Food. When I know anyone I care about is having a bad day, my first responses are to pray and cook. I almost immediately get out the pork, butter, flour, cheese, chocolate, etc. and start cooking. Cooking and prayer are stress relievers for me. I grew up seeing my grandmother storm Heaven for those she loved over a hot stove. Food made with extra helpings of love and prayer always tastes better!
Today, I went into to action and came up with a meal that is only for comfort moments, because to be honest, it’s not healthy. We seldom ever eat fried food at home. So I bet you are wondering what I made, aren’t you? (I hate to admit, there was not a vegetable in sight.) I will repent later, but the meal was Southern Fried Pork Chops, Macaroni & Cheese and Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy. There, I said it, with a bit of shame and a heart filled with pride all at the same time. I would never recommend a steady diet of comfort food, but every now and then, you just need to break out of the box and have something awesome that feeds your soul.
Let me just say, if you have never experienced Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy, I think you should put it on your bucket list. So here’s my recipe, and seriously, I think you could dip almost anything in Free Tips From Red Lips’ Chocolate Gravy and it would be ridiculously good! Enjoy!
FREE TIPS FROM RED LIPS CHOCOLATE GRAVY
1 cup of sugar
4 Tbsps. of Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsps. of Self Rising Flour
4 Tbsps. of Real Butter
1/2 tsp. of Vanilla
2 Cups of Whole Milk
Mix the dry ingredients together until all the lumps are gone in a separate bowl.
Melt the butter on Medium heat in a sauce pan.
Add the milk to the dry ingredients, whisk until dissolved. Then add all the ingredients to the melted butter in the sauce pan. Continuously stir until the gravy thickens. You don’t want it to stick, because burnt chocolate is never good. Enjoy!
So what’s your favorite comfort food?