The freezer's empty of hot and sweet sausage. Went in search of a decent priced pork butt to make some with. Most every other place (Fiesta, Tom Thumb, Albertson's, Sack'n'Save, etc.) were 1.99 to 2.49 / lb. Went to Walmart and they were 1.78 lb. Almost bought one until I looked over in their sausage section - a 3lb. box of store brand links was $5.97 - 1.99 lb. already made up. For the .20 a pound difference, plus having to remove the blade bone, it just wasn't worth the time and trouble making my own, plus the butt was around $13.50 and the box sausage was $5.97. Wife's having her bone marrow test tomorrow; her cancer's growing back at an alarming rate, she has to start radiation treatments within a week. I buckled and picked up the 3lb. box and went thru the registers. I'll make my own when we've got some of the thousands of bills paid off; right now I have to watch every penny and for 20cents diff. per pound, it was the only logical choice. Goin' to bed feeling guilty I cheated on my grinder and stuffer!