Saturday, January 4, 2014

January Amaryllis

I have been waiting and waiting for my amaryllis to bloom.
My Grandmother used to always have one on her back porch blooming at Christmas time. 

This one missed Christmas, but is showing off for January.

It is extremely cold in the Big Woods right now,
just like it is across much of the United States.
This beautiful flower is really helping to warm our home while it is sooooo cold outside.

Friday, January 3, 2014

American Cheese Sausage Balls

 When both of my men (my husband and my son) commented on the sausage balls we had for supper tonight, I knew I had done something right.
I changed a few things from the standard recipe...mostly with the cheese.
I decided to try American cheese.
I grated 2 cups from this block of American cheese.
I also added about 2 cups of Mexican Style Shredded cheese.
The extra cheese along with adding pepper and some milk made the sausage balls moist and flavorful.

Here is my final recipe:
1 pound sausage (I used Tennessee Pride)
2 cups American cheese shredded
2 cups shredded Mexican Style cheese
3 cups Bisquick
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
Mix together, form balls, and bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown.