The Great Little Smokies Rescue of 2011

December 8, 2011


It snowed today, and after I scraped my truck’s windshield, I gave a go at freeing the snacks trapped in the truck bed. The cheese came up right away, but since the truck had been stuck at an angle when it was in the ditch, the Little Smokies were encased in over an inch of ice. I chopped at the ice with the scraper, and in the near-darkness I heard the sad, sad hiss of a vacuum seal being punctured.


I was a little sad, but then I realized this could be their salvation! I didn’t need to get the whole package out, just free the poor little sausages trapped inside. I drove home to get a knife and perform some sort of emergency c-section.

(Bleh. I wish I hadn’t written that. Oh well, what’s done is done. It’s not like these things have an ‘erase’ button or anything like that.)

So, cut cut cut,

This is a live-action shot!

free free free.

There’s no actual picture of the freeing, because I had to use my bare hand to dig them out, and they were rather cold. My camera manual has a whole section on ‘do not use when hand is cold and sausage scented’. It’s very thorough.

Lloyd’s staff party is on Sunday, and if we play our cards right, we might be bringing the most adventurous hor d’ouvres ever!

About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

View all posts by Lauren


Stay connected as you care to...

9 Responses to “The Great Little Smokies Rescue of 2011”

  1. Ribs Said on:

    I’m not coming to any of your parties 😉


  2. Brad Said on:

    It could be a new, very complicated recipe.
    1) Put Little Smokies in the back of a pickup truck.
    2) Slide into a ditch during winter.
    3) Freeze the Little Smokies under an inch of ice.
    4) …


  3. Kristi Said on:

    We ate smokies for breakfast in your honor.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Emergency C-section….HA!!

    Well, Dr. Lauren….I believe you are the first in history to delivery quinquagentuplets!


  5. Karen M Said on:

    Loved the accident and rescue reports. So glad we could be part of your Saturday ordeal. That truck looked pretty lonely as we drove by that day.


  6. Mary Ellen Said on:

    I can’t believe I’m actually gonna type this but that post had me ROFL! Emergency C -section indeed!


Leave a Reply