How’s it going, Urban Housewives? As the weather turns colder and we head inside to make our meals (kidding – who the heck has outdoor space to cook?!) we’ve got to dig a little deeper for new recipes! If that’s the case for you ladies, then you’re in luck, because this week we’ve got a guest post from Sara K., otherwise known as the Converted Cook. Sara shares one of her hilarious tales of learning culinary self-sufficiency in a kitchen that may just be out to get her with us below.
Hello! I am a new cook.
That means I am still in the “learning” process of cooking. I make many, many mistakes in an urban kitchen with an oven that sets fire to anything cooking longer than 10 minutes.
Because I am new, many things I make are a “trial by fire” experiment. But one thing I am sure and confident about, and thus willing to share with you today, are sausage balls.
A little background:
It’s the holiday season and I want to exercise my cooking muscle. As it turns out, however, my man suitor’s family is extremely picky. Not to mention, his mother is also an exceptional cook.
To recap: Options are limited and his mother is an extremely good cook. Comparisons will be made, judgment may be exercised.
I flip through my rolodex of memories from Southern holidays. It’s the Northeast after all, what could I cook that doesn’t involve butter (and then more butter)? During the holidays, what does my Grandmother make that is so delicious?
Trick question: Everything she makes is so delicious.
Hmm… The rolodex flips and flips until it hits me: Sausage Balls.
They are easy to make and easy to transport. Bonus, they only require a small amount of ingredients, a mixing bowl and an oven. Enjoy!
- 1 pound spicy sausage
- 8 oz Chedder Cheese
- 1 Cup Bisquick
- 2/3 cup water
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- 1. Remove casing from sausage. Put in large mix bowl.
- 2. Add cheese, water and Bisquick. Mix together.
- 3. Once everything is mixed together, start rolling the mixture into tiny balls, about the size of a ping pong.
- 4. Place on a cooking sheet, and place into oven. Let cook for 15-20 minutes.
- 5. Take out and cool. Enjoy! Makes about 20-30 sausage balls.
Sara K. is a Boston-based kitchen connoisseur in the making. When she’s not at work, she’s combating her temperamental kitchen in the name of first time cooks (and their significant others) everywhere. You can follow her adventures and get more great recipes at her blog, The Converted Cook.
Photo Credit: jimmiehomeschoolmom