You know you're getting old when you can remember someone as a little girl and now they're an adult, a friend, and someone you're excited to see living a full, happy, successful life. I met Nicole (Vinson) Cole when I was in high school and her mom was my cheerleading sponsor. We would go to Mrs. Vinson's house often to prep for spirit events and homecoming, and I remember Nicole- just a little girl - running around. Nicole and I caught up post college and continued to keep up with each other through our blogs and social media. I have enjoyed reading her blog on God, marriage, life, and working hard to fulfil your dreams. Nicole is a full-time photographer and videographer for 314 Productions where her and her husband shoot weddings together. Her work is beautiful, and I have watched her business grow into something that is such an inspiration! She has also been so supportive of Andrea's Cooktales and for that, I'm grateful. Here's her cooktale: When I was a little girl, there was a breakfast that was so special that my mom would only make it once or twice a year. (Now that I’m older I see that it was “special” because it is so unhealthy! Ha!) It was a recipe from my Meme, a true southern lady. A lady who makes the best mac-n-cheese and my personal breakfast favorite… biscuits and chocolate gravy.
To me, there is absolutelynothing more southern than chocolate gravy and it was so fun to introduce this recipe to my husband after we got married! A handful of ingredients and a few minutes over the stove and you’ve got a pretty “sweet” breakfast if you ask me. :)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter
In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar and cocoa, adding a little HOT water to cream it together. Next add your milk and butter. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for around 10 minutes. Pour over biscuits and enjoy!
This is definitely a trial and error recipe so if your first batch isn’t quite the consistency you want, keep trying! It’s worth the practice.
CHEERS TO COOKTALES FROM EVERYWHERE!!