MAKE BISCUITS first by mixing the dry ingredients together.
mix in shortening and butter into the dry ingredients
fold in the buttermilk until dough is gathered and still wet
Place dough on floured surface. Knead by folding over onto itself 4-5 times
flatten gently to 1 inch thick and cut out your biscuits
place greased or covered cookie sheet and bake at 450F (232C) in oven until lightly golden tops. 1/2 way done you can butter tops if you want to.
MAKE GRAVY by browning sausage in skillet.
Remove sausage into bowl and leave grease
add butter and flour and lightly brown flour in the butter/grease for 3-4 minutes continuously stirring it up.
add milk, salt and pepper and continuously mix until it comes to a boil and thickens
turn off flame and mix in sausage. Serve on top of biscuits and enjoy.