Trudie - I tried to follow the link and it says "File not Found". Can you put the recipe in a post here for us?
Here you go!
It is coming up on Canadian Thanksgiving and I thought I'd post some things I've learned in this area. Back in the depression times people needed to use everything they could to put food and nutrients on the table. All the fat in a roast or chicken or turkey got used in the making of the gravy. You can have a tasty gravy without all the fat.
After you remove your meat from the pan, pour all the liquid from the pain into a glass container or gravy separator. To the remaining bits in the pan deglaze with red or white wine or stock. Stir and get all the tasty bits off the pan. Pour the grease off of what you previously had poured into a container and add the non-grease parts back into the pan. Top up with additional stock or water. If you've used wine and it is tannic, adding a bit of sweetness can balance it - a touch of jam or fruit juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix some cornstarch and cool water in a cup until smooth. Add into your pan and stir until thickened. With cornstarch the thickening happens quite quickly so you can judge if you need more right away. Enjoy!
I didn't really grow up in the depression - was born at then end of it -- yep, I'm a baby boomer), but my parents went through it and you are totally right --- I was raised with the notion that nothing should be wasted today, because tomorrow, there might not be anything to replace it with.
This sounds like a pretty tasty gravy to me. I've never used wine in gravy before, but I'm assuming that the alcohol is burned off in the cooking so no one leaves the table "tipsy" -- right?? lol
I've written this down because I'm a total gravy lover, to put it mildly!! I don't have a gravy separator, but I'm thinking I need to get one, now that I've really got to eliminate the fat from my foods.
Another thing I've never done with gravy is use cornstarch -- I've always used flour, but we know that we need to stop using white flour, so..... cornstarch here I come...it's never too late to teach an old dog (lady) new tricks -------
Thanks Trudie --- got any more good recipes that we can use? Don't forget, we (US) have our Thanksgiving coming up in about 6 weeks, so we need all the ideas we can get to help us through the holidays without busting the diet........like maybe stuffing for the turkey?? Cranberry sauce? Pumpkin pie?? Okay, I guess you have an idea what *I* am going to serve for Thanksgiving dinner...................lol
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Thanks peekawho -- just might do that..