Since Oklahoma Youth Expo was cancelled due to COVID-19, I needed to use up some of the food I had bought specifically for the show. In all of the hysteria of I never put a menu because of the uncertainty of what was about to happen. We moved tack in on Wednesday night. Set up all of the stalls and got the kitchen and the clipping stalls all put together so we could all function as a fine oiled machine. Friday morning at 4 A.M. we rolled out, truck, trailer goats and kid ready to show. For 3 days we continued this routine all while anticipating the shut down of what is called The Greatest Show. If you have not been to OYE and watched how it is ran or seen the Grand Drive you are simply missing out. There are lots of grand drives that try and replicate what Oklahoma has done to showcase our youth but nothing simply compares to how we do it. When the announcement was made, kids, parents, ag teachers, extension agents and many more were crying and hugging in the stands and around the ring. They were kind enough to let the kids finish out the rest of the day and cram in as much stuff as we could. We stayed at our air b&b which was very nice and right across the road from the state fair grounds. Got up the next morning and loaded out. The staff at OYE along with Governor Stitt and Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur fought the good fight to keep the show going but it was just to big of a risk. We will always be grateful for how hard they worked to keep it going.
On the way home my friend Morgan and I decided to stop at Wal-Mart to pick up a few things, well mainly diapers and wipes. No toilet paper, paper towels, eggs, biscuits, bread and many other essential items. I think the thing I was most shocked at what the fact that they had a sheriff standing on the toilet paper isle.
I thought I would make biscuits and gravy the next morning and was going to have to resort to making my own. They taste good but they are ugly so biscuits and gravy bake it was.
1/2 stick of Blue and Gold Sausage
Salt and Pepper
Follow the directions on the Bisquick box for the biscuits. Bake them until they are barley crisp on top. In the meant time fry your sausage, add 2/3 cup of flour and 1/2 gallon of milk, salt and pepper to taste.
Fill a 9x13 pan with the partially cooked biscuits and cover with the sausage gravy.
Add the remainder of the uncooked biscuits to the top of the pan and bake in the over for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.
Always a fan favorite in my house.