Memorial Day is here again and it is time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. A lot of people celebrate the day by paying respects, cooking out, and spending time with loved ones. At least that is what I did. My family gathered together over at my Uncle’s house, swam in the pool, and cooked out. Fun times. My Memorial Day cookout was a little special this year, because I got to use my family as my test subjects for my new review. My Uncle Jim told me if it wasn’t good I would have to go to Publix and replace his ribs, so I had a little riding on this test.
I am a member of a little program called Crowdtap that you may or may not of heard of. If you are interested in checking this out, click here. I joined a crowd called the McCormick Grill Ambassadors and I had the chance to sign up for a chance to try some of the NEW Grill Mates Products. I was selected and they mailed me all the great stuff you see on the left. I received a bottle of Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Molasses Bacon blend, Montreal Steak blend, Memphis Pit Rub, and Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade. We decided to use the Memphis Pit Rub, the Bacon Molasses blend, and the BBQ sauce for our meal.
My uncle was the Grill Master of this occasion. The first thing we did was get the meat prepared for the grill. When I opened the Memphis Pit Rub I wanted to gobble it down. It smelled so good. We rubbed it into the ribs and got the hamburger prepared with the Bacon Molasses seasoning blend. After we got the meat on the grill, my Mom and I got the sides together and we all just hung out and had fun in the pool until it was ready. Here are some pics of it cooking. It took quite a while and by the time it was done we were super hungry and ready to eat!
Our meal consisted of Bacon Molasses Hamburgers, Slow and Low Memphis Ribs, corn on the cob,deviled eggs, baked beans, and brownies. My cousin tried some of the Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce on her ribs and she loved it! (I actually took the rest of this home and my daughter and I had some chicken nuggets and used the BBQ sauce too, it was yummy!) I first dug into my Bacon Molasses hamburger and it was excellent, but I couldn’t tell if I was tasting the Bacon Molasses or not! Now on the Slow and Low Memphis Pit Ribs, I couldn’t get enough of them. I’m not really a fan of too much spice, (picky eater here) and these had a little kick to them. The taste it left in my mouth had me wanting more.
**Recently I was selected through Crowdtap to try out some of the new McCormick’s Grill Mates Products. I received one or more of the products mentioned for free through Crowdtap. Regardless I only promote products that I feel are good for my family and my readers.**