It’s totally my fault I didn’t get to stitch.
A while back I canned about 10 pounds of breakfast sausage. I put it in half pint jars and that’s about the perfect amount for making a batch of sausage gravy for the two of us. I left just a little grease when I filled the jars so I heated the sausage in a skillet, added a bit of flour, browned it and then added milk and seasoning. I had already fixed it a couple of times and Vince liked it but sometimes he says he likes something and then later he’ll say something like I think I like sausage better not canned”. So, I hadn’t done any more of it. When I served it yesterday morning, Vince went on and on and on about how good it was and wanted to know how much more we have and if I think I should can more. Yes, I think I should can more! 52 jars means we have enough to have it once a week for a year. I don’t mind keeping something like that for 18 months to 2 years. I don’t remember how many jars I have but my guess is maybe 18 to 20 left.
After breakfast, I said “Why don’t we run to Aldi in Carthage so I can get more sausage to can?” We don’t go out on weekends, or I don’t go out on weekends. I have a good bit going on next week so I was hoping to get anything we need for next week and I’m not having to make any trips to the grocery store.
Sit down. Take a deep breath . . Vince said “I don’t really want to go to town today!” WHAT?? I want to go and Vince doesn’t want to go! I said “If we go around lunch time, I’ll go eat Chinese with you.” That’s all it took.
We left here and went straight to eat Chinese. First stop after eating was to the vet’s office because we needed heartworm meds. Then we went to Race Brothers (kind of a farm supply/hardware store). They did have this right by the door when you walked into the store.
Of course, I started begging for chickens. I don’t think he’s ever going to give in to my chicken requests.
Then we went to Aldi and . . they were out of breakfast sausage. The guy told Vince they haven’t had any in over a week and aren’t sure when they’ll get any in. I can make it but by the time I grind the pork butts and season the sausage . . it’s just so much easier to buy it, especially for gravy.
From there we went to Walmart. Vince needed some things. I wanted a couple more cases of half pint jars. I bought some Farmland sausage, which is good and fine for sausage gravy. Aldi sausage is $2.29/pound. Jimmy Dean’s at Walmart is $4.49 per pound. When we were in Texas, Jimmy Dean’s sausage was two one pound rolls for $4, now it’s $4.49 for one pound. The Farmland sausage was $2.88. Walmart seemed to have plenty of both brands so I’m not sure what’s up with Aldi.
Walmart also had some garden items marked down to half price. We bought some of those things and will save them for next year’s garden.
From there, we went to Lowe’s for something Vince needed. I think that’s it – we came home and had a lot of stuff to unpack, bring in and get put away.
By the time we got home and I did some work outside, then watched the Chiefs, it was bed time. I’ll do better today.