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TentHunter
12-11-2012, 09:54 AM
It's time to start putting together the sausage & cheese packs we like to give as Christmas gifts.

I got started Sunday evening with the sausage: 15 lbs each - Summer Sausage & Peperoni.

Summer sausage seasoning mix. I prefer making my own seasoning mixes.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BeyyGbdLYXY/UMdQzq4uxlI/AAAAAAAAD3s/t7HfupPXJ1Y/s740/HOL1201.JPG

Mixed with 15 lbs of 73/27 ground beef. In the fridge for 3 days.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TRKPKESdHZY/UMdQ0gRQCgI/AAAAAAAAD3s/AaQ2tp0rpvc/s740/HOL1203.JPG


Peperoni seasoning mix. The whole house smelled like Fennel after course grinding the seed. :D
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1INBZEzqiBc/UMdQzqs23kI/AAAAAAAAD3s/b_gj7qydbj4/s740/HOL1202.JPG

Mixed with 15 lbs of a Ground Pork/Beef mix (8 lbs pork + 7 lbs beef). Also in the fridge for the 3 days.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Srf8BFyOBGo/UMdQ0fgbmUI/AAAAAAAAD3s/R6BgIQSjtfE/s740/HOL1204.JPG


These will get mixed at least once during the three day curing & fermenting process.

Will post more as it develops. Stay tuned. :)

fosa.vn
12-11-2012, 07:09 PM
It's the end ? I will wait...

CDN Smoker
12-11-2012, 07:24 PM
I just want to know how to get on your list?????????

cowgirl
12-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Great idea Cliff!! Wish I were on your list too. :)

Kite
12-12-2012, 08:08 AM
Should I stop by Christmas eve or Christmas morning for my gift package?

Kite
12-12-2012, 08:08 AM
Should I stop by Christmas eve or Christmas morning for my gift package?

or both.. ?

TentHunter
12-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Kite, if you make the drive here, I'll gladly give you a gift box, and a place to stay overnight, and another gift box in the morning! ;)

These gift boxes are really quite economical for gifts, especially when you consider how they're normally priced.

Ironically today while the wife & I were at Kmart I spied small gift boxes for sale by Johnsonville. They had 2 small 1/4 lb summer sausages and a pack of crackers...

...and they were selling for $12.99! YIKES! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C5UognC2h2w/Up9y10EAc2I/AAAAAAAAFzw/0-JopbB_IjY/s17/EEK.gif

KristenBPS
12-12-2012, 11:32 AM
Wow, I would happily pay $12.99 for a homemade gift box! So much better than mass produced stuff.

Kite
12-13-2012, 06:15 AM
Kite, if you make the drive here, I'll gladly give you a gift box, and a place to stay overnight, and another gift box in the morning! ;)

These gift boxes are really quite economical for gifts, especially when you consider how they're normally priced.

Ironically today while the wife & I were at Kmart I spied small gift boxes for sale by Johnsonville. They had 2 small 1/4 lb summer sausages and a pack of crackers...

...and they were selling for $12.99! YIKES! https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LZ5BXVvuI_M/UMjqsf5_jjI/AAAAAAAAD6E/-D0ifGNKLbk/s28/EEKsm.JPG

If it was August and I could ride the scooter - I would be there!

Seriously, just a fantastic idea!!! Too late for this year, but I will be ripping this one off for next year.

TentHunter
12-16-2012, 11:11 PM
The Peperoni & Summer Sausages for the gift packs are done!

http://www.pelletsmoking.com/searching-cure-26/holiday-beef-summer-sausage-done-5770/

http://www.pelletsmoking.com/searching-cure-26/holiday-peperoni-done-5761/


So are the: Maple Roasted Nuts (http://www.pelletsmoking.com/pelletsmoking-com-gallery-10/maple-roasted-nuts-5835/)


All that's left is making the Smoky Beer-Cheese Spread, & the homemade Beer & Caraway Mustard.

TentHunter
04-29-2013, 11:09 AM
While going through & organizing my Picasa account, I realized I never posted the final pic of the Holiday Gift Packs.

We were quite happy with how they turned out, and folks seemed happy to get them as gifts.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-10FhW_ZZr5U/UOTQ0ffWTKI/AAAAAAAAEVY/4M_xSHo-3cM/s740/GIFTBOX1.JPG


We estimated the final cost was around $8.75 per box. A bargain really when you think about it! :)

lovesmoke
05-10-2013, 01:36 AM
It is very excellent thing. But I think gift not only for Christmas day. Gift can be given in any day. And I also think it is suitable for every holiday.