I can't believe I'm writing this after the Operation Skinny Cow post... but perhaps it will explain why I needed to join OSC in the first place.

Sausages are not good for you. They're full of fat and not much (if any) nutrition.... but I love them and I don't care how bad they are. Well, actually I do care because I try not to eat them too often, but sometimes I really crave them. Here's a tip - don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry, and definitely don't go shopping when you're hungry AND pre-menstrual (and therefore craving salty, fatty foods). I walked past my lovely butcher the other day and glanced at the sausages. I thought, "Hey, a sausage sandwich for lunch today would be such a treat." I wandered closer to the counter, and saw a sign reading, "Special - 2kg sausages for $10."

Although I live alone I often buy 2kg of mince or chicken when there's a "2kg for X dollars" special on. Sausages, however, I buy 4 or 6 at a time. Never 1kg at a time and certainly never 2kg. The other day, though, I had somehow turned off my brain. I saw the sign and heard myself saying, "I'll have 2kg of sausages thanks."

Two kilograms of sausages.

That's a LOT of sausages. It's really a lot of sausages when you eat maybe 4 per month at the most.

You may be thinking, "Why is she worried? She can just invite people around for a barbecue." That's a fine idea, except that I don't own a barbecue. Not only that, I don't even have a backyard.

Two. Kilograms. Of. Sausages.

Sausage sanger, anyone?


Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

your bargain o meter had obviously overruled your brain.

If you really love sausages I would recommend kangaroo sausages. They are low in fat and very tasty. 1 kangaroo sausage is about 1 weight watchers point vs 8 weight watchers points for a normal sausage. The only downside is that they don't reheat very well and are really on special.

femina said...

Well, once I get through the 30 or so sausages in my freezer I might give those a try... :)

Hippomanic Jen said...

"There's absolutely nothing wrong with sausages" she says, having similarly bought 2 kg for X dollars at the beginning of the week, and having cooked some tonight and seeing the amount of fat in the bottom of the pan.

At least we know that OSC is going to be a challenge. Isn't that the hallmark of a good TV drama, reality show or book?

Dee from Downunder said...

My 5yo lives on sausages. Tried to get her to eat more expensive ones in the hope they are a bit more nutirtious, but no. We get ours from the Deli at IGA, I think they are KR brand, virtually no fat in the pan, but probably not much else nutrition wise either!

Joce said...

All our parks and gardens here in Melbourne have free gas BBQs, so you don't need a garden or a Barbie. Also, I reccomend curried saussages, hands down the best way to eat them!!

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