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Meat Grinder and Sausage Recipe Tryout Success

Posted by The Mrs. on February 22, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I was driving through town and saw a thrift store/resale shop had just put out one of those shower seats (4 legged stool?) for disabled people to help them shower and I stopped since it seemed like a great idea to buy it with my husband being disabled. And I got some vintage sewing accessories as well like automatic zig zag and buttonhole attatchments as well as many many strange and exotic looking feet :lol: and I also came across a complete cast iron sausage grinder! *Happy Dance* it isn't a higher end brand or fancy really but it has a great sized die (not sure what to call it, the bit that the sausage comes out of through, looks like a disc with holes in it) and I had to clean it immediately in bleach water and soap. Then I decided to try my hand at some sausage with what I had available and it turned out delicious, extremely moist and in general-a fabulous success with my family and me as well I will admit. I know these may be odd measurements but I winged it and added what I had after weighing it and it came out great!

The Mrs' Podunk Sausage Recipe

14.6oz hickory smoked bacon 

1lb 11.5oz  boneless pork chops

1 huge honeycrisp apple, cored 

5 tsp weber roasted garlic & herbs seasoning

5 tsp onion powder

3 tsp Johnny's Seasoning Salt

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Grind your meats and your apple, mix in your seasonings and fry in patties or how you would any loose ground meat. This turned out savory; not really breakfasty but it would be good for both breakfast and dinner. 




Tattler Reusable Canning Lids

Posted by The Mrs. on December 13, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Tattler is having a one day sale today! 50% off their lids and rings with the code "madness"  

I came across their post about the sale on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reusablecanninglids" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.facebook.com/reusablecanninglids and turned it over in my head...now is really a bad time to be spending so much but at the same time they are reusable! I just got some metal ones from Walmart a couple days ago for holiday canning but I did just tell everyone I wanted a serger and Tattler lids for Christmas for myself. So I ordered a 300 regular mouth lids and rings, and 100 wide mouth lids and rings. :) Shipping is free in the US so I didn't have to worry about that cost. 

I think this is a good start...definately not enough if I plan to can a year or two's supply of food for 4-5 people but great for starting! I have many water bath canning pots I use for various things as well as canning jams, jellies, and pickled items. And I was given a pressure canner that I need to get tested at my local extension office. 

An good useful purchase I think :) How many reusable lids do you have? How many do you think are neccisary for a family of 4-5?


Images from http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/