This recipe was given to me by my father this past Thanksgiving (2009) when I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was made from scratch which I was advised was much better and would add to the taste. I agree. Not only did my house smell amazing there was also a depth of flavor that you get by making your own stock.
Dad's Homestyle Gravy
3 tbsp - Butter
3 tbsp - Flour
1 whole stalk celery
First, Peel onion and cut in half. Also cut the whole stalk of celery in half. Peel carrot and cut in half.
Then in 3 quart sauce pan, place turkey inners and vegetables and salt and pepper. Bring to Boil then reduce to simmer. Simmer for about 3 hours.
After 3 hours make rou in large saucepan with butter and flour, bake until flour is completely mixed into butter. Once rou is complete whisk in one ladle at a time of stock until desired consistency. Take off heat and set aside until turkey is complete.
Once turkey is ready ladle in turkey dripping whisk together for some WAM BAM GRAVY!
** Careful Don't Make Your Gravy Too Thin!