How to darken gravy :)
I didn't want this tip to get lost and didn't see it mentioned in Cindyloowhos question about her gravy.
My tidbit for the day on how to make gravy dark:
Put about 1 cup of flour into a dry cast iron skillet, on medium heat. Stirring constantly until it turns a nice nutty brown, being careful not to burn it. At first it will be a dusty caramel color...that's okay, but take it to the nut brown stage. Remove from the skillet as it will continue to brown from the residual heat. Store in an airtight jar.
When you want a darker color add a tablespoon to your gravy makings.
It loses most of its thickening power, so this is basically just to color your gravies.