So I mention'd last week that we would be making sausages. And after finding out that our original meat grinder was missing a part, we ordered what we thought was the correct part, found out it wasn't, and then finally just purchased a new goddamn meat grinder.
Instead of SAUSAGING IT UP ON SUNDAY, we sausaged it up on Wednesday night. Four and a half hours later, we had like 25 sausages!
Allow me to walk you though this picture-filled narrative of our Sausage Journey.
We started out with about 6.5 lbs of pork butt, which is actually pork shoulder. Pretty lean, pretty awesome. Notice the delicate fingers of Heckyeahwoman HOLDING THAT MEAT IN PLACE while she cuts it up into easily grindable chunks.
TIME FOR THE MEAT GRINDER
LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKING MEAT!!!
OK, so you've got over six pounds of meat all ground up, what do you do with it?
Well, you run it through that grinder one more time! WTF were you thinking?
Before we started, both of us were well aware that this was gonna be a two-person job. Enough thanks can't be given to Orange Guy for keeping his watchful eye on us, while kindly staying out of the way.
Take a look at a bowl of pork butt, all ground up. Note that the photo immediately below is actually from the batch we made with jalapenos and cheese. Yes, you read that right; we made brats with jalapenos and cheese.
I don't remember exactly when, but all of a sudden, while either grinding or stuffing, Heckyeahwoman exclaimed while pointing at me: "YOU'VE GOT MEAT ON YOUR FACE HAHAHA!"
Immediately below is a picture of that - the meat chunk is just to the right of my sideburn. Still not sure how it got there, but I'm pretty sure it was Heckyeahwoman-related.
Looks like the meat grinder kinda scared somebody! But not enough for him to not sneak a peek of the SAUSAGE JOURNEY!
We used actual condoms as the casings.
Here's a better view of the tube-stuffing set up.
HOT CHICK WITH A COUPLE HANDFULS OF MEAT!
Heckyeahwoman was exhausted after a marathon meat-making Sausage Journey.
The fruits of our labor, immediately below. Notice the jalapeno & cheese stuffed brats in the mix too.
Did all that on Wednesday.
Got home from work, washed my face, brushed my teeth, AND STARTED MAKING SAUSAGE. Literally from like 6:15ish to like 10:30, we were on a Sausage Journey! Totally forgot to watch Whitney and Burn Notice!
Rest assured that we will keep you posted on future Sausage Journeys.