You know how you put off doing something because it seems like it would be too hard to accomplish?  That was me, with my desire to make sausage but my intentions didn't match my desire.  I'd bought the tools I needed MONTHS ago and I'd been inspired by an article out of one of my Bon Appetit magazines but it seemed like such a DAUNTING task that I just put the tools aside.  Everytime I saw them, though, it was a glaring reminder that there was an unfinished 'to do' on my list and I HATE loose ends so I FINALLY said, "OK, I'm doing this!"  I bought the raw ingredients, reread my notes for the umpteenth time and set myself up this past Saturday to make this Spicy Italian Sausage recipe.  I figured the hardest part would be playing w the casing but they actually turned out to be kind of fun!! Different.....The butcher sold me enough casing to stretch from here to the moon, I swear!!  Now that I see how they are packaged, I looked at what I have left and I DEFINITELY have sausage making in my future!! Looking forward to it now!

It's definitely a 2-person job so I enlisted help and they turned out  great! I am so jazzed to see them in my freezer and know that I made them!!  You know that a 'sausage monster'  has been created, right?  Lamb, chicken, game meats LOOK OUT!  Would love to create a veggie version but I'll have to research the type of casing for those.  I WILL be infusing my PDS line into the mix---experiment with each flavor and test them out on the public!  Fun, fun, fun....

 Finished product....

Finished product....

 Off to cure for 12 hours....

Off to cure for 12 hours....

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AuthorRobin Brown-Wood