Sandra Bullock's
Meaty Christmas

Sandra Bullock has one Christmas tradition she can't live without: Smuggling sausages. It's not as dirty as it sounds -- or is it?

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock sure loves her hot meat. The actress, who has been tied to Ryan Reynolds on and off since her split from cheating husband Jesse James, says that there is one Christmas tradition she absolutely can not live without: Hot, juicy sausage. Indeed.

Unfortunately, it's not nearly as scintillating as it sounds. Bullock told Jay Leno that one family tradition she has kept up after her mother's death is illegally importing sausages from Germany for their Christmas breakfast.

"Since my mother passed, we break the law, because we have to manage to smuggle German sausages into the country, and apparently bringing meats across the waters is against the law," the actress told Leno during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

"You fry 'em up with some sauerkraut and potato salad, but they have to be the right ones."

Christmas with Sandra Bullock sounds pretty awesome >>

So how do they get the forbidden meats into the country? Bullock says they call on friends and family overseas, but won't divulge much more than that.

"We just have to break the law a little bit, but eventually someone's package gets through," she said.

"I'm not at liberty to divulge how we smuggle the sausage."

"When you put it that way," Leno said, "I don't want to know."

Note to self: Don't eat the sausage at Sandra Bullock's house. You don't know where it's been.

Bullock is currently promoting her new movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, due for limited U.S. release on Christmas Day and worldwide release Jan, 20, 2012.

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Comments on "Sandra Bullock loves smuggling sausage"

JRH December 24, 2011 | 12:49 PM

There is a reason that it is against the law to smuggle pork, sausage and other meat into the U.S. Dangerous viruses - such as Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera), African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease - survive in treated meats such as these and can be transmitted to pigs when they are fed this stuff as scraps. Each virus is devastating to pigs, and guess what - Germany HAS Classical Swine Fever in its borders. The U.S. has managed to eradicate CSF from our soil and our herds (35 years ago), keeping the cost of food down for all of us and protecting farmers' way of life who raise pigs here. As a veterinarian, I am extremely disappointed that this nice celebrity actress knowingly flouts the law. I am sure she is not the only one, but an attitude of entitlement in this matter could cost us all a lot in the long run if such viruses get to our pigs. I hope she changes her ways and gets her meat from U.S. sources, even if to her it seems inferior to Germany’s. The laws for this save us millions a year in controlling costs of food.

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