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Food has to be the best thing about Autumn. Sweets & Chocolate at Halloween, Costa’s Christmas Hot Chocolates, Mum’s homemade Stews and all the amazing Pancakes and Hotdogs at the Christmas Markets. It’s the only time of the year that gaining those extra few pounds is expected.

So, when I was approached by a small, family run Business, specializing in homemade sausages, I just couldn’t say no. Grandad’s Sausages originates from Bury, Lancashire and has been creating all sorts of delicious sausages and flavours for over fifty years. With clients such as Sam’s and Albert’s Chophouses, The Banyan Tree and Tom’s, Grandad’s Sausages are only getting bigger and better!

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Receiving my little bag of sausages was such an exciting day for not only me but the family too, with our heads filling with ideas. I was given the Italian and Lincolnshire sausages along with the Olde English sausage meat. Immediately, I knew I wanted to make sausage rolls. I’ve never made them from scratch before in my life but I would sit and watch my Poppops make them and bombard him with question after question. With the sausages, I had a few ideas but I knew from the get go that the only right thing to do would be to make one of my favourite dishes, Sausage Casserole;

Sausage Casserole (Based on 5 people)

Sausages (As many as you want! I tend to use at least 10 to feed 5 people).

Colman’s Sausage Casserole Mix

4 x Large Carrots

100g Peas

1 Onion

5 Medium Potatoes

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Method

Brown the Sausages off in a Pan.

Chop Sausages up into Chunks.

Chop up the Carrots into Chunks and place into an oven proof bowl along with the onions and peas.

In a measuring jug, add the Colman’s Casserole Mix to 300g of warm water.

Add the Sausages to the Vegetables.

Add the Casserole Mix to the Vegetables and Sausages in the oven proof bowl.

Cover the oven proof bowl and place into the oven at for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

Peel and chop the potatoes and place in a pan. Cook for 25-30 minutes.

Once Potatoes are cooked through, mash the potatoes. Make sure you add a little milk and butter.

Serve both the Mash and Sausage Casserole and Enjoy!

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Before I added the Sausages to the Casserole, I tried a few sample cuts with the family and asked for their honest opinions. First we tried the Lincolnshire Sausages. We could all taste the herbs used and it was a very light and succulent taste. My favourite.

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We then tried the Italian Sausages. The only way I could describe the taste would be as ‘Very Italian’ with a bit of a kick. You can certainly taste the chilli & pepper. This was a favourite of my mum and dad’s. In fact, they’re even considering putting in a bulk order!!

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You might not have heard of Grandad’s Sausages until now, but I can promise you that once you’ve tried them, you’ll be wanting more. Which is why I have some great news! Grandad’s Sausages will be popping up at the Manchester Christmas Markets! How exciting! I’ll certainly be heading down there on my next visit. You can keep up to date with where they are going to be here!

And if you do happen to come across their stall at the markets or you decide to buy & try these delicious sausages then please let me know! I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

*Sausages were given to me free of charge, however, all opinions are my own*

Sincerely, Sophie x