A Very Tasty Christmas Day
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are all getting to spend time with your loved ones.
As I have made my rounds to family meals, I noticed something: each family has their own special Christmas meals. For instance my parents do Christmas breakfast (something we have done every year since I can remember). My sister like a late lunch, and other parts of the family do Christmas dinner as their special meal.
After sampling a variety of foods (all of the good, and I don't think I could eat another bite!), I started thinking about what my favorite Christmas meal/food is.
I always enjoy breakfast with my parents, and since we have been doing it for as long as I can remember, it will always have a special place in my heart and my stomach. I also enjoy getting together for our Christmas Eve dinners. The one thing I always have to have at least once during all of the Christmas meals is my mother's sausage balls. And what makes them even better is that they go with just about every meal!
So I thought I would share the recipe with you. And feel free to share your favorite meal/recipe. Merry Christmas and enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day!
Mom's Sausage Balls:
- 1 roll sausage (Mom usually uses the hot for a little extra kick, or occasionally will use a half roll of hot and a half roll of country sausage but whatever you prefer will work!)
- 1 cup baking mix (more can be added if needed)
- 8 oz. grated sharp Cheddar cheese (use mild if you don't like the twang of sharp)
- 2-3 tbsp of water
- Salt and pepper (this depends on your taste. You can also add a little sage it you like the taste of it with your sausage)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (this will depend on your type of oven). Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands until well combined. At this point, if you think you need more baking mix, add up to 1/2 cup (you just don't want it to get sticky like a dough). Once mixed, take clumps and roll into balls (they usually cook better if they are about 1 inch balls). Place balls on a lightly greased baking sheet and place in the oven. Let cook for about 10 minutes (again this will depend on the temperature and type of oven you have) or until golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!