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December 21: Yum Yum

sausage.jpgEach year at Christmas mom makes sausage balls. I can’t quite figure out why this item has become part of our Christmas food because we really don’t put them out for people to eat. We bake up a big batch the week before Christmas, put them in the freezer, then pop a plate full in the microwave whenever we want a greasy yummy snack. They are most delicious and are appropriate for any meal - breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, and midnight snack. Since two of the three yummy food groups are included (sausage and cheese), throw in a Christmas cookie and the yummy food pyramid is complete.

fruit.jpgIf you feel the need to round out the yummy food pyramid with something sensible like fruit, I think you’ll enjoy mom’s world-famous fruit salad dressing recipe. Again, not exactly world-famous but it looks good in print.

I thought you all would enjoy these recipes because they are great for any occasion. I made a big batch of sausage balls right before Mason was born. They were a much needed easy treat for a sleep-deprived mommy. Enjoy!

    Sausage Balls
    1 lb hot sausage
    2 cups Bisquick
    1 1/2 lbs grated cheddar

    Shape into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350ยบ for 15-20 minutes.

    Fruit Salad Dressing
    1 C pineapple juice
    1 1/2 T Flour
    1/2 C Sugar
    1 egg, beaten

    Heat pineapple juice. Add flour & sugar to beaten egg. Mix with juice and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Cool.

    Easy and yet so good. Serve as a dressing on the side with fruit salad or a dipping sauce for cut up fruit. This is also very good when blended with whip cream.

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8 Responses to “December 21: Yum Yum”

  1. Sarah Says:

    BOth sound super good, but I will admit that I WILL be making that fruit dressing for Christmas Eve dinner. Well, we might not eat it at the table, but it will be eaten afterwards, maybe in between gift opening and bedtime. Gotta get to bed early so that Santa can come, ya know!

    I was just thinking that it would also be good for Christmas breakfast! Overnight french toast, sausage balls, and fruit with dressing! YUM-O! Now I can’t WAIT for Christmas morning - for breakfast!

  2. Susan Sam Says:

    I’m confused, which btw is totally normal for me. In the sausage ball recipe you need 1 1/2 lbs grated cheddar plus 2 cups grated cheddar? I really want to make these, and I’ve always wondered what the dipping sauce was that people serve with fruit. Yum!

  3. keely Says:

    Oops! Looks like goofed. Thanks for pointing it out Susan. I’ve corrected it but it should read 2 C Bisquick and 1 1/2 lbs grated cheddar. (I had my husband read me the recipe over the phone, but he kept going on and on about the sausage he had in the fridge. I finally said “I’m not making these, I just need the recipe!” Think he got ME confused.)

  4. Anita Roesler Says:

    I love sausage balls. I’ve also been making spinach balls which are really good too. A person could make many meals out of sausage balls and spinach balls. Got your veggie, got your dairy, got your meat–all you need is dessert!

  5. april Says:

    oh! i have all the ingredients for the fruit dressing. yay! i am going to make this on Saturday. Thanks!

  6. Debbie Says:

    Maybe the sausage balls are something my son could even cook. I all for the son’s contributing to the cooking.

  7. Courtney Wilson Says:

    1 1/2 lb of cheese is a lot.

  8. keely Says:

    I don’t think it’s possible to have too much cheese. You should see my mac & cheese recipe - it has 3 lbs of cheese.