First a quick intro story; A sausage making friend of mine Darrell, (aka Checkered Past on the net) sent me a bag of his Mild Italian Sausage Blend to try out and I thought I'd share it with ya. This stuff it top notch and made a tasty sausage. He also made this a low salt mix for me which I find just right. All the feedback from friends that tried it are very positive with the exception of requests for more of a fennel taste but that’s easy to add. (our local Italian sausages have a predominant fennel flavor). But enough of that, lets get on with the show. First off here's a pic of the mix and what I made with it, who's grumpy? links with added cayenne pepper, and right out of the bag, mild rope sausage; Here's where the people without the grinder and stuffer can enjoy the great taste of homemade sausage. Just asking your butcher to grind ya some pork butt like this, Mix in you own spice mix or a store bought one and form into patties; I just make a meatball and flatten it with the bottom of a small plate. then place them on wax pager or a cookie sheet and freeze them. Once they're frozen, you can stack them in a freezer bag and pull them out anytime for a quick meal. that's it! Simple and easy and I think the patty tastes as good or better the cased one sometimes. Here's a couple examples to get ya motivated; On the grill With pepper and onions and cheddar cheese and what a Sausage McMuffin should look like Thanks for stoppin in, I hope ya enjoyed the show, and I hope to see some new sausage makers postin Q-view of sausage patties.