Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some Grilling Help

So we pretty much went from spring to summer in about a week, wouldn't you say? We've had a couple days that are too hot to cook indoors, so I decided that it was Rafe's turn to cook the meals.

We have had the exact meal pictured below twice since we started firing up the grill -- and we just can't get enough.



No recipe today - but I did want to share two of my new favorite ingredients that are KEY to the dinner you see before you. On the plus side, both of these products are made in New England.  I purchased both products outright - haven't talked to a soul from either company - the products are just that good!!

 One is the dry rub that I season the chicken breasts with...I haven't tried this stuff on anything else but chicken and veggies, but I'm pretty convinced that it can do no wrong. Spicy, smokey, and salty - it compliments the smoke of the charcoal grill amazingly. And its from stonewall kitchen, one of my favorite lunchtime haunts! (there is a store near my office)


The other is the barbecue sauce that I picked up at Whole Foods. It is made at Butternut Farms in Vermont and is a very sweet and tangy sauce. Normally, I would probably consider it too sweet, but in combination with the spicy Stonewall Kitchen rub, it is the perfect compliment.


I often make my own rubs and barbecue sauce, however, its always nice to find a product to stand in when you're too hot, tired and overworked to do it yourself!

Have you discovered any new products lately? What is your favorite convenience food?

8 comments:

  1. Yes, I love putting rubs on veggies, they're so good!

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  2. Looks delicious! I never make my own marinades and rubs. There are too many great products out there that have done all the work for me.

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  3. i never think to put rubs on veggies, great idea.

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  4. Can I come over for dinner? I wish we could grill here! This looks delicious! Love your new product finds.

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  5. Stonewall has the best rubs and sauces! Honestly, my go-to grill ingredients have been a little olive oil, lemon juice and coarse salt. They make any veggie excellent!

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  6. I wish I had a grill! I am totally craving grilled asparagus right. I will have to try that Stonewall rub!

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  7. I say this on Emily's blog all the time but I'm so jealous that you get to grill!

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  8. I am doing a post on various grilling marinades on Monday!

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