Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Friend Recipe #36 - Sausage Balls

This is post #1000!
I didn't do anything special to mark this occasion.
No give-aways,  no blog hop, no invites to visit.
Just wanted to say that it's been fun to meet a few of you (most on line, but a couple in person), read your blogs and be able to use this "non-category" blog as a place to  be me!
Happy 1000th to me!
Now on to the next one...

Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.

What is the Friday Friend cookbook:   I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county).  At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions,  exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts,  had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND,  we contributed recipes for a cookbook.
Which brings me to this... recipe #36

Sausage Balls

These are not new.  I'm sure everyone has seen a version of these before.
But the thing is, THEY ARE GOOD!  And this cookbook is full of good, tried and true recipes.
I like them warm, right out of the oven.

This would be great on Christmas Eve, during our game playing, waiting for Santa to arrive marathon time!

Sausage Balls
Barbara Brown
Buckeye, AZ

3 c. Bisquick
1 lb. bulk sausage
10 oz sharp cheddar

Grate cheese into bowl.  Allow sausage to become pliable.  Mix all 3 ingredients well.  Shape into balls about the size of a quarter. 
Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes.

You know Barbara.
She's the one why typed up the FF Cookbook.
I'm not sure how that came about?  But she did.

Anyway... here she is. 
Here we are.
With our husbands.
And my son Mark.

Remember in my last post I said it was going to be fun to use random photos?
Well, this is one of those times.

For some reason, during this weekend,  we wanted a group photo, but it wasn't working out.
We were having trouble getting organized.
And the flash was being reflected in the mirror.
So, my daughter-in-law must have said to scoot over.

And so we did!
As a group.
We shuffled.

And then it dawned on Barb and me that we 
were doing the same thing the gang on
Mary Tyler-Moore did on their last show --shuffled as a group.

And we thought it was hysterical!
Not so sure the guys did.
Especially Marcus, as he had never seen the Mary Tyler-Moore show!

The fun thing about Barb and Doug?  We laugh like this whenever we get together.
Usually over similar hysterical things.

Maybe you needed to be there.

When new ownership takes over WJM-TV, the entire Six O’ Clock News Crew is fired, except for Ted, the one truly expendable member of the team. To cheer up a despondent Mary, Lou arranges for Phyllis and Rhoda to visit, and in the famous final scene, the WJM news crew group hugs, moves as a unit to retrieve tissues, and exits the newsroom singing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”. It’s an ending that’s been spoofed and referred to in several shows since (notably parodied in MAD-TV, and referenced in the final episode of another MTM Enterprises show, St. Elsewhere, in which the group hug and shuffle to the tissue box is reenacted).


bermudaonion said...

I have my mom's recipe for sausage balls but I haven't made them in years.

Karen said...

Haha... I remember that shuffle on the Mary Tyler Moore show. I wonder what happened to the sausage that we have to allow it to become pliable? Haha! These sounds yummy.

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