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Grandma's Homemade Breakfast Sausage

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SausageThis story is from Gary Miles and submitted as part of our Wisdom From Our Elders collection of self-sufficient tales from yesteryear. 

My grandmother would make homemade breakfast sausage and cook down the tallow to make a sauce-like substance. Then, she’d put a thin layer of the tallow in the bottom of a crock. On top of the tallow, she’d layer sausage and then tallow and then sausage until the crock was filled to the top.  After this layering, she’d cover everything with a towel and keep it in a cool place.  My grandmother would use this for the entire winter season.

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