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Nu-Blu’s Daniel and Carolyn Routh Talk Christmas Holidays and Their Delicious Sausage Balls Recipe

Nu-Blu’s Daniel and Carolyn Routh Talk Christmas Holidays and Their Delicious Sausage Balls Recipe

Sausage Balls Recipe:

2lb. Sausage, hot or mild, or mix

2lb. Grated Cheese, mild or sharp

6 cups of Bisquick

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Mix baking mix, Cheddar cheese, sage-flavored pork sausage, and hot pork sausage together in a bowl. Roll mixture into golf ball-sized balls; arrange balls on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink in the middle and browned on the outside, 25 to 30 minutes.

Do you have a favorite Christmas candy?  

It’s not really a candy, but I can eat my weight each Christmas in Sausage Balls, lol!  -Daniel Routh

Chocolate Covered Cherries – Carolyn Routh

What’s your favorite Christmas memory/is there a toy you received that to this day still makes you smile thinking of it?

I think it would have to be the year I got a go-cart.  My dad had been locking up the shop and not letting me go near it.  I was pretty upset for about three months leading up to Christmas because building things in there was one of my favorite things to do.  Little did I know he was completely restoring a go-cart for me that whole time!  -Daniel Routh

Laying on the floor under the Christmas tree watching the lights dance on the ceiling. Favorite gift: Cowboy Boots -Carolyn Routh

What sort of things did you get in your stocking as a child?  

Mostly the normal stuff, candy, Hot Wheels, etc.  -Daniel Routh

Fruit and candy -Carolyn Routh

Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

Mine would have to be Perry Como’s Christmas Album.  It’s not Christmas without hearing that over and over. -Daniel Routh

‘Shine’ by Nu-Blu -Carolyn Routh

Do you have any favorite tradition’s or favorite movie’s for the holiday season?  

Oh, no question, “It’s A Wonderful Life,”  is the best movie ever made!!!   Period.  -Daniel Routh

Decorating the tree and putting out the nativity scene. Favorite movie: “Christmas with the Kranks” -Carolyn Routh

What are you thankful for this year?  

I think that I’m most thankful for where I’m at in life in general.  Our band is in a great place with a great team, we have lots going on and building for next year.  I was just thinking the other day that while I’m always looking to the future and pressing to reach my goals, that its so necessary to be comfortable in the place where you are now.  I think that allows for the most creativity to flow.  -Daniel Routh

My family, my health, and the opportunity to live my dreams. -Carolyn Routh

What are your hopes for 2018?

Really looking for a great year.  The biggest hope for 18 is that we have even more chances to reach new fans with our music. -Daniel Routh

As always, health, wealth, and prosperity.  -Carolyn Routh

About Nu-Blu:

Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Justin Harrison on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet’s warm, layered, American roots sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can’t be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.

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