Early this summer my family went camping together for the first time since my sisters and I were little. It ended up being a cool weekend, but I’ll take that over really hot any day! We arrived and set up camp and put on a bunch of layers of clothing!



The plan for the weekend was for the guys to go fishing and the girls to just going to hang out and relax. I think we all succeed in our plan!


Of course we had to roast marshmallows and make s’mores both nights we were there. The boys loved that, plus the fire kept us warm!


Both mornings we were camping my brother-in-law and sister were in charge of breakfast. The second morning he made the best biscuits and gravy! I knew that I was going to have to try to recreate it at home.


The key was to put both breakfast sausage AND bacon in it! It was the perfect breakfast on that cool morning camping with my family. 


 We all had a great weekend and were sad when it came to an end. I’m assuming that my dad’s already got a weekend planned next year for us all to get together and go again!




Campfire Gravy
Serves 6
Easy to cook over a campfire and served with warm biscuits!
Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1 pound breakfast style ground sausage
  2. 6 thick cut strips of bacon, cut into pieces
  3. 3/4 cup flour
  4. 4 cups milk
  5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon all season salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. Red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Brown the sausage and cook the bacon together in a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Drain extra fat off of the meat after it's cooked completely.
  3. Stir the flour in with the browned meat.
  4. Slowly add two cups of milk, stirring continuously.
  5. When gravy starts to thicken, slowly add in the other two cups of milk.
  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it has thickened.
  7. Add in the seasonings and red pepper flakes if you want to give it a little kick!
  8. Cook for an additional five minutes.
  9. Serve over warm biscuits with a side of bacon and eggs. Enjoy!
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Sara Ross

Sara grew up in south central Nebraska, in a little farming town called Elwood. Her family was in the insurance business, so between the two she’s been around agriculture her whole life. After high school, Sara went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and accepted a job with RCIS, the nation’s largest crop insurance company, as their trade show consultant. She traveled all over the country, but calls the Commodity Classic farm show “her favorite”, and it is no mystery as to why. She met her husband, Kevin, at that show in 2006. Together, Kevin and Sara are the sixth generation to farm the land that they live on outside of Minden, IA where they raise 600 acres of corn, soybeans, hay, pasture ground and approximately 80 head of cattle. In 2008 Sara went to work for her dad at their family insurance business, The Home Agency. She is currently their Marketing Manager. In 2010, she became involved with CommonGround which is a group of farm women who want to start conversations with their urban counterparts about what it’s like on a farm and how their food is grown and raised. She’s gotten to meet a lot of consumers through this grassroots program who are genuinely interested in learning about food and agriculture. This led to Sara starting her own blog, SarasHouseHD.com where she talks about family, food, and life on a farm. Sara and Kevin had their first son in 2010 and their second son in 2012. They love growing up on a farm and would ride in the tractor with their dad 24/7 if we let them! In between being a farmwife, a mother, a marketing manager, a CommonGround volunteer and a blogger, Sara loves to talk about what it’s like on a farm and to share recipes with others. In her spare time, her hobbies are traveling, photography, snow skiing, crafts, hunting, and reading. You can follow her on Twitter (@sarashousehd), Facebook (Sara’s House HD) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/sarashouseh