I was in the grocery store today checking out beef prices (down $2 already, it would seem), and something in the gravy aisle caught my eye. Franco American Sausage Gravy. Okay. So, I grabbed a can, thinking hell, I've been cooking all week, maybe today I'll just have SOS in the time it takes to toast bread. Big mistake. This stuff turned out genuinely awful. I was tasting it while it heated, and it seemed okay. In small nibbles. But I put a puddle of it over a nice peice of toast, got a big forkful in my mouth, and bleaugh. Tasted like raw, partly burned rubber that had been soaked in cat-piss. The toast was fine, and again, in tiny bits on the toast the gravy was tolerable, but eat a big glob of the stuff and it's utterly wretched. I even made another batch of toast, because the first batch was a bit overdark (though you put gravy on things to improve such problems). No difference in the result. That's no way for a gravy to be. This met the in-sink-erator toot-sweet, and I had to eat two chocolate- covered cherries to get the ecch out of my face. --Blair "What a way to blow a great week..."