I love breakfast. I make no secret of that fact. I could eat breakfast food all day, every day. When I still lived in Ohio, after nights of weekend drinking, we’d go to some 24-hour restaurant and eat breakfast. Perkins, the “Dangerous” Denny’s, the Blue Danube, and every so often, Tee Jayes Country Place. Back in the day, my favorite thing to order at Tee Jayes was The Barnyard Buster. The picture on the menu isn’t accurate, but the description is. The whole plate would come out covered in sausage gravy, and underneath would be eggs, a couple biscuits and home fries. And I usually would clean my plate. About once every two or three years, I get a craving for one, and I make them at home. I think Perkins has a very similar breakfast, but the hash browns are shredded potatoes, so it’s just not quite right.
But this comes pretty close.
Yesterday, the bambino attended another session of Kids in the Kitchen at Hy-Vee this weekend, and while he was in class, I wandered around the grocery store, and saw some Jones Dairy Farm sausage on sale (for $1.39! I couldn’t pass it up.). Since it was bulk sausage, I got to thinking that I could maybe make biscuits and gravy, which then made me think of the Barnyard Buster, so here we are!
And yes, I cleaned my plate:
I am stuffed to the gills and am pretty sure I won’t need to eat again for the rest of the day!