On the week-end my parents came out to make sausage. Our plan was to start at 10am and get 3 different types of sausage made. My father picked Smoked Polish Kielbasa, My Mother picked Irish Breakfast sausage and Mr.P choose Mild Italian sausage.
The morning started off poorly or should I say rotten! When my father opened up the pork roasts he bought the day before a great stench came from the bag. It was beyond anything I had ever smelt before and I have smelt some pretty bad things...lol At first thought it was just the blood in the bag as sometimes that can give off an unpleasant odour. The roasts best before date was May 24th and it looked perfect so we figured it couldn’t be rotten. The roast was washed and the smell got worse and then worse. My father cut into the roast and can you believe it the smell got even worse to the point where we almost had to leave the house do to the rotten egg, rotten flesh smell...in case you hadn’t figured it out already....it was pretty darn smelly....LOL
So that put a damper in our sausage making day. We put the roast into 2 garbage bags and the sucker still smelt. It went into the freezer and it still smelt...finally it went into the back of the truck box and we stayed away. We tried calling around to some of the smaller grocery stores in the area to see if they carried any pork shoulder, they did not. So my father drove the 40mins back to the city to buy some more at a different store of course.
We ended up starting to cut/grind meat at 12pm and then my father mixed up his 15lbs of sausage and we let it sit until Mr.P got home. At that point the guys started getting the smoker up and running and my mom started to mix her 7.5lbs of sausage. Once the smoker was smoking Mr.P mixed his 7.5lbs and after a quick clean up we were ready to start stuffing.
Now did I take any pictures of the smoker or of us making the sausage..........no I didn’t think of that until this morning when I was typing this post...LOL Did I take any pictures of the sausage......just a few and then are not that great. But here they are
We made some sausage patties out of the Irish Breakfast sausage....I should have taken the top paper off for the picture...lol
Irish Breakfast sausage
Smoked Polish Kielbasa Getting a bath
Each couple got one bag with all that Smoked Polish Kielbasa
This is where the picture for the Italian sausage would be if I took one...LOL
Making 30 pounds of sausage in one day was a bit too much for all of us and by the end of the night we were all exhausted. All of the sausages were a success though one or two may be on the salty side, but still good. The Italian sausage Mr. P chose to make won out as best sausage for sure. Next time we plan on just making one type and making a whole bunch of it...but that will be in the future. Right now we have 3 grocery bags of sausage to eat!
So that was the hi-light of what has been going on in my kitchen in the last week. I am linking up with Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard hosted this week by Jody at Spring Garden Acre.
On a side note today is Mr. Pickles Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Mr.P I love you so very very much!!
Have a great day