Sausage Balls

I don't think I've ever given a party in my adult life where these weren't on the menu. They're the perfect party food - fast, easy, eat 'em with your fingers, and you can make them days in advance. They also freeze well. Not giving a party? Make them anyway, have some for breakfast, and be a party of one.

You will need:

A pound of breakfast sausage. I like Jimmy Dean.
A pound of cheese. Cheddar is good.
Three cups of Bisquick
A half cup of milk
A really big bowl
A cheese grater
A big spoon
A cookie sheet or two

Preheat the oven to 350.

Dump the Bisquick into the bowl. Grate the cheese and stir it into the bisquick. Add the sausage and milk, and stir a bit. Then give up, toss the spoon in the sink, and mix it with your hands. You're going to have to touch it anyway when you roll out the balls.

When it's all mixed as much as it's going to mix, roll into balls about 1 inch across and place on the cookie sheet. You can put them pretty close together because they aren't going to swell much. Not like regular biscuits, which have the annoying habit of puffing up and sticking together.

Bake at 350 (this is why you so cleverly preheated the oven to exactly that temperature) for 20-30 minutes. It's hard to tell when these are done because they don't really brown. The good news is, even if you overcook them they're still pretty good - just a little dry.

You'll end up with about 60 of these, so it's a good thing they freeze well. They'll keep at room temperature in an airtight container for about five days. Longer if you put them in the fridge. Eat them cold, hot, or anywhere in between.
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