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#1 Riotproof

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:28 AM

But family love sausages. It’s one night that no one complains about dinner, so we have been having them about weekly.
How do you make sausages interesting? They don’t like them cooked in any sauce or anything like that so curried sausages, or cooked with lentils etc are out.

Just grilled sausages and veg. It reminds me of childhood when before kantong and whatnot, we had insert protein here grilled, salad or steamed mixed veg, potato (mashed, roasted, or if fancy potato bake) at least 4 nights a week.

#2 IamOzgirl

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:34 AM

Do they like bangers and mash? With gravy/without?

Would you, if the gravy was posh? Ie serve them bangers and mash with tomato sauce and I will give you a sauce for yours?

#3 Riotproof

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:35 AM

Maybe. I could make it ahead and freeze in portions.

#4 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:36 AM

Hmm. What about in pasta dishes? Or is that too saucy? A pasta salad?

#5 Riotproof

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:38 AM

I think that is too saucy.

Not sure about pasta salad, I can see salami or something but these are just supermarket sausages becuase they can’t seem to tell the difference between really nice ones.

#6 Let-it-go

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:43 AM

You don’t try and make them interesting, you just cook yourself lamb chops or a steak.  

I hate bloody sausages but I agree it’s a super easy, whinge free dinner.  My DH loves them so it’s what I get if I’m going out and he’s in charge.

#7 WaitForMe

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:44 AM

I make a separate gravy for myself and DH.

With a child that hates sauces, I have also taken to cooking a saucy meal, then washing her meat and veg under a hot tap in a colander...

#8 Expelliarmus

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, I just made myself a scotch fillet ...

#9 seayork2002

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:49 AM

We picked the wrong sausages for it to work for us but we tried doing our own sausage on a roll boring yes but good as people can it the way they want

#10 Riotproof

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:55 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 20 October 2019 - 10:49 AM, said:

We picked the wrong sausages for it to work for us but we tried doing our own sausage on a roll boring yes but good as people can it the way they want

I have added that to the taco variations. Adam Liaw posted Taco dogs, which are essential sausages on a roll with guacamole and salsa.

It is sounding a bit like I need to give up, dammit.

#11 QuirkyMum

Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:58 AM

Enjoy that they like such an easy dinner, just keep salmon portions in the freezer and add one for yourself when cooking sausages for the family.

#12 Grrrumbles

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

My parents served us sausages every weekend both days as well as during the week during summer growing up. When I moved out of home I did not eat sausages for 10 years or more. I started going to barbecues as a young adult and was amazed what people had, I had never seen marinated chicken.
I am still not a huge fan but eat them - the Irish Chipolatas from Costco are not bad.

#13 Kallie88

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:05 AM

Could you have a leftover portion of something interesting that night? Maybe something they don't really like, do a batch cook and freeze for yourself. Doesn't require extra work but gives you something you enjoy? If they like it boring I prob wouldn't change their meal


Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

Hotdogs. In buns. Serve yourself cheese, mustard, sauce, chilli...whatever people like in their hotdogs.

Bangers and mash

Good ol sausage sizzle/bbq sausages with other bbq sides

Sausage pasta is quite well received here - just a tomato based sauce with chopped up cooked sausages and onion and capsicum.

You can also use raw sausages and pinch into meatballs to have with spaghetti..

I hear you. Making sausages exciting is hard but like you it’s a whinge free dinner in this house (mostly)

#15 EsmeLennox

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

Yep, we just team sausages with something else...steak, chicken, lamb...

#16 Jenflea

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:28 AM

I'm not a huge fan of sausages but now I want a BBQ snag in a roll, with onions!

#17 Renovators delight

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:28 AM

You deal with an egg allergy RP or just dairy?

If eggs are fine, toad in the hole is an awesome way to eat sausages, you can make the batter with almond or oat milk. Because it's cooked in the oven you can make baked veggies with it, very easy.

#18 IamtheMumma

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:30 AM

Do you change it up by switching meats? Chicken or pork?

Do it yourself sausage rolls and chuck a bit of mince veges into the pastry as well?

I'm not a huge sausage fan either.

#19 Mooples

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:34 AM

My mum makes crumbed sausages, my family love them (still one of my faves to eat when we visit) though dh thinks we are weird. She boils the sausages so she can peel the skin. Then flour / egg (I’m sure you can use an alternative if you have an egg allergy) / crumb and shallow fry. Yum. Dad has gravy, I have tomato sauce. Either chips and salad or mash and steamed veggies.

#20 EsmeLennox

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:37 AM

View PostJenflea, on 20 October 2019 - 11:28 AM, said:

I'm not a huge fan of sausages but now I want a BBQ snag in a roll, with onions!

Got a Bunnings nearby?

#21 Apple14

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:38 AM

I hate sausages too and my family would eat them 5 nights a week given the choice. We have them once a week and I will sort something else for myself.
They will eat devilled sausages, otherwise it’s plain with pasta/potato.

#22 surprisebaby

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:38 AM

I have salmon when the family have sausages. I freeze single portions for that exact reason.

#23 maryanneK

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:43 AM

Interesting side dishes?

#24 Dianalynch

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

With mushroom gravy?

My family loves sausages, I’m vegetarian, we have the same problem. I usually eat something different.

#25 Jane Jetson

Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:56 AM

View PostGrrrumbles, on 20 October 2019 - 11:04 AM, said:

When I moved out of home I did not eat sausages for 10 years or more. I started going to barbecues as a young adult and was amazed what people had, I had never seen marinated chicken.  

I didn't realise until I was into my 20s that I actually like steak and lamb chops, because it turns out you don't have to cook them until they are grey and rubbery. My mother was an atrocious cook. Same re marinated chicken - or marinated anything really!

This is why I still like sausages. Even Mum couldn't wreck sausages (except that time she tried boiling them) so they were always one of the best meals as a kid. I like to have them with three veg, one of which is Aldi french fries, because I am classy like that. The kids don't complain so it can't be too bad.

I also like to make a sausage pasta in which you eviscerate a few sausages and cook the resulting sausage mince with a bit of butter, lemon juice and white wine with fennel seeds, a bit of chilli and Parmesan, on pasta with broccolini on top. It's probably easier to just buy sausage mince but I like to use chorizo sausages for this one.

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