Every year growing up, my mom would make Sausage Balls on Christmas morning. We'd open our Santa gifts and stockings, then eat breakfast, and then sit and open the non-Santa presents under the tree, taking turns. Every family has their own way of doing it, and I think that way is the most fun.
The last time I went to the grocery store, I got supplies to make sausage balls for Christmas morning, but since we're going over to Dave's parents' house that day, I thought I'd make them a little early. So today's the day. It's rainy outside, not snowy like everyone thought :(, and I think it's a perfect day to stay in, watch some movies, and snack on sausage balls.
Here's the recipe, if you're interested (cutting it in half gives you plenty for 2-3 people):
2 pkgs. (16 oz. each) Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
16 oz. (4 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons black pepper
Optional additions for flavor:
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Oh, also on the agenda for today is finishing those pesky Christmas cards. Dave's licking the envelopes, and I need to stamp on the return address and figure out how much postage will get 3 of them to England. Tough day, right?