Tuesday 7 January 2014

What I Learned About Making Sausage

When you live in the country and the temperature drops to -40 you have to make your own fun indoors.  So, when a few of the neighbours decided to have a sausage making day, I joined right in.

This will be fun to blog about! ~

The most important thing I learned was that all pictures of the process are pornography.  You can't help it. No matter how hard you try to stage them to look like works of art, they look gross!  Secondly, every thing you say about them will sound like a double entendre and make grown women giggle like they are at a slumber party and men haw haw like the kitchen is a locker room.

It's best to quit at the grinding stage.  See, even that sounds like a joke! ~

By the way, the Kitchen Aid grinder attachment doesn't work very well.  We switched to a professional machine after giving it a go.

The basic seasonings are salt and pepper, but the variations on what you can add are endless.

You need to fry a bit up for a taste test. ~

The casings look like tapeworms and it's hard to photograph them so they look pretty. ~

I have no comment on the next part of the process. ~

I'm even less inclined to comment on what happens next. ~

 At this point, the guys feel they can do a better job and take over.  I suppose experience counts for something. ~

And, you wind up with a great big one.  'Nuff said on that? ~

At this point, you twist it until you get the length you like.  Go ahead girls, giggle. ~

It's still brutally cold here and I can only hope that the next idea for amusement is nowhere near as obscene when it comes to sharing it with you!

I'm never writing about sausages again!


  1. Oh my! That was hilarious Maureen! I know we joked the whole way through, but I didn't realize how funny it was until you put it in a sequence! Hahaha! It was alot of fun! xo wendy

  2. Happy New Year, My Hilarious Friend!

    The best kind of entertainment is the kind when you can LEARN and LAUGH simultaneously and your post today provides both of these factors. Thanks for spicing up my morning routine!


  3. Too funny. I think I would be reading an endless stream of books.

  4. LOL, Maureen! This is the funniest post you have EVER done-and you have done some funny ones. What a fun way to spend a day-with good friends-working on weiners You can call them sausages if you like but they are weiners if you aske me. It's a gross process but someone has to do it-lol

    Hey- maybe you could get a job in a sausage factory now that you are a semi-pro at it.....just a thought- xo Diana

  5. You are so funny, Maureen!! The process is pretty gross, but I'm sure the sausage tastes great.
    Mary Alice

  6. HA!!! That looks like fun...okay, remind me...what are the casings made of?

  7. hahhhaaa...this is just PRICELESS, Maureen. Your cute personality REALLY comes out in this post. hahhaa.a...everytime I look at a sausage now, I will laugh and think of you.

  8. You are so funny and entertaining. We helped our son make sausage once ...only ONCE. Was not as much fun as your party ... and so messy. Was good sausage though.
    Stay warm and be safe.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Brilliant,...that looks like great fun.

  10. Okay - I admit it - I did giggle. I keep telling you, YOU SHOULD BE WRITING A BOOK! You have an amazing talent.
    Love Lynn

  11. You had me laughing all the way through, just too funny and slightly nauseating, but then I'm a bit hungry and I'm kind of glad I don't have sausages for dinner.
    Did you enjoy the fruits of your labours ???

  12. Bahaha. Experience counts for something...that is hilarious. Who knew that making sausage could be so funny.

  13. Bahaha sounds fun!! I'm actually glad you posted this my sister and I were talking about making them and she suggested we buy the kitchen aid attachment but I think ill skip it. She also mentioned doing the skin was like rolling a condom, I reminded her I have 5 kids it's not something I know a lot about LOL

    she wants gluten free I was just interested in the process, not enough to buy my own machine.

  14. Oh my gosh Maureen! LMAO here! (And you know I can appreciate a good laugh right now.) I would totally be in for a sausage making fun! I had a tamale making day that turned into a 3 day event during a winter in Montana once, but it was a blast! Now, I want sausage for breakfast.

  15. Hahahaha!!!! LOVE this post! :)


  16. That was insanely funny... and interesting... and kinda gross... but i know for a fact, gross or not, hardly anything is as good as homemade sausage! so funny how the guys took over... omg


  17. Oh my!
    I'm crying real tears...this made me laugh so hard!
    I've never made looks like y'all had a great time.

  18. ahem. right. I am with you on this, just nothing you can say about sausage making. Let the pictures do the "dirty" work.

  19. Hhahahahaha! Oh my God, so rude. But so delicious!