It was another busy day at our local zoo ... meaning my house!
Slim and I spent the majority of it making up some breakfast sausage links, polish sausage and bratwursts. I hope we're done for awhile ... as I'm getting tired of grinding, seasoning, and cleaning up this stuff, especially that heavy Hobart grinder. At least today's project didn't involve having to fire up the smoke house.
I had to laugh when we did the links ... good thing this order was for our daughter because we didn't have the right size casings on hand. Her breakfast links are about the size of hot dogs ~ I'm sure they'll still get eaten.
I love Polish Sausage ... we use our own recipe and all fresh ingredients. I wish computers had smell-a-vision because this tub of meat with the pork, mustard seeds, rosemary, thyme, savory and a few other ingredients smells awesome ... even a full fledged vegetarian would have a hard time not eating this stuff!
Get a load of these fresh bratwurst too ... mmmmmmm...........
I know I go on sometimes about making sausage, and making my own jellies and jams, and all the canning I do ~ BUT ... that's who I am ... that's what I do. We always try to eat the freshes fruits, veggies, and meats that we can. There are few things that we purchase that are pre-made when it comes to the groceries.
Everything that we make ~ it seems to be done in BIG batches. I really have a hard time just cooking for two! lol Like the jars of jam I did yesterday ... NO that's not all ours. I make it for a couple resorts, they use it for little gifts for their customers. I make jams and jellies all year ~ totaling around 300 jars a year.
Same thing with all the meat we process. We make a wide variety of sausages for ourselves, family and friends ... about 2 tons worth a year. We make pork breakfast sausage patties and links, home cured side pork or salt pork, bacon, bratwurst, venison and beef summer sausage, jerky, landjaegers, hot dogs, just to name a few of them.
I keep telling Slim ... we need to quit our day jobs and go into this full time ... not just as a hobby. He says, nope... wood working is our hobby. Hmmmmmmmmm.... I didn't know that. It's been a long time since we made anything with wood.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.