About 2 weeks ago my local grocery store had for sale pre-made chicken sausage patties. I have gotten into the habit of making my own little breakfast sandwich in the mornings because it is A) Cheaper and B) Healthier. These little guys were actually really, really good. And supposedly all natural. So I went to buy more last night and, well, they are gone. Never to be carried again. Of course. So after wandering around the meat department for about 20 minutes (I shouldn't be allowed in a grocery store alone) I found NOTHING that was even remotely comparable to the chicken sausage patties. So now what....
I'll make my own. Here is how it went...
1.3 lbs of 99% Fat Free Turkey
2 tbsp dried sage
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp marjoram
1 tbsp ground white pepper
red pepper flakes to taste (I like heat)
a pinch of ground clove
Mix all the spices together, add meat, make patties, cook on stove.
Actually really good. I made 5 patties and one taste tester. I could (and next time will) make 6 or 7. The clove, while I believe is necessary, is WICKED powerful. When I say pinch, I should have said simdge. It'll definitely do the trick for the next 5 days at least. I cook them in advance and leave them in the refrigerator so I can quickly microwave them in the AM before the hour commute I have to work. Pictures to come...
Needless to say, I have been slacking on this in a serious way. I have about 5 posts that are mostly done, however they're are a few things that have kept me from throwing them up here:
1. I hate blogger. The template is clunky and annoying to work with. Uploading photos of high quality is an issue unless I want to actually go through the process of doing HTML coding (which I don't BTW).
2. Direction. I want to take TfT to the streets and do some new things however am having trouble gaining access to chefs. I want to turn this into a interview style forum to discuss food with those who craft it. I am overwhelmed with concepts but am lacking funds, access, and time.
3. Go big or go home. I have this need to be all gas and no brakes the majority of the time. Not that you would know by reading the posts here, but it takes me 2 hours to write them because I waffle back and forth between pictures, wording, blah blah blah.
Anyway, this is not the end of TfT, but it needs to be reinvented YET AGAIN! I will keep this one up this time as a point of reference for myself and in the meantime will use it as a portal for updates.