Let the sausage making begin! Using our newly acquired meat grinder we’ve made our first sausage – and used it to top a pizza. Our pizza consisted of a thin crispy crust layered with homemade basil pesto, caramelized onions, sauteed portobello mushrooms, browned and crumbled homemade sausage, buffalo mozzarella, and a light sprinkling of of tomato basil feta. After baking we garnished the pizza with torn leaves of basil to add a level of freshness.
T: it’s so exciting that you’re making sausage these days! Can’t wait till the next batch.
A: hmm… well it’s definitely exciting that i made sausage! but i’ve only done it once now. i’m really looking forward to the next batch. just think of all the spice combinations i can try! ooo wee!
T: you know what would be really good? Italian sausage. What’d you think of that?
A: i think you’re right on. i totally dig some italian sausage. did you think this particular batch of sausage reminded you at all of italian sausage?
T: no not particularly. Was it supposed to?
A: not really, although it had the fennel kicking like italian sausage does. that’s pretty much the main similarity.
T: Ok, so we’ve talked about the sausage, but the pizza as a whole really stole the show. That pizza was goood. Mmmm. I love pesto. I give the pizza a 4.7/5. If I still had the stomach of a 25 year old I would have eaten every piece of it.
A: hehehe wow. your stomach must have really deteriorated in the past year!… you are only 26 you know!?!
T: yeah, sadly, my stomach has indeed gone downhill since my younger days. Damn coffee. It’s some harsh stuff, yet oh so necessary.
A: true dat. i could have really used some of that this afternoon! but i think i could use a slice of this pizza even more… i am sooo hungry. i give the pizza as a whole a 4.68/5. it was freaking good. the crust came out nice and thin and crispy. the buffalo mozzarella added a nice flavor. frankly, it was all good. i could seriously go for a couple of slices! why god?!? why can’t i just have pizza magically appear at my command?!?
T: it’s going to take at least half an hour to have pizza magically appear. And it’s going to suck compared to this pizza. I would suggest fantasizing about something else, such as winning american idol or something.
A: or making more and different sausages!
T: yes. much better idea. forget what I said.