Winner winner chicken dinner

The winner of the BBQ sauce is Rene.

Here is her comment

Mmmm…the ribs look amazing. I’m going to miss tomatoes the most, followed by yummy fruit, like cherries, strawberries and peaches. In the winter it seems we eat mostly bananas and apples. I’m looking forward to spoon stuff like chilli and stew.

The winner of the Pay it Forward is Mandy

Her comment was

Mandy My husband and I posted an ad on craigslist and purchased supplies for 3 families in need this school year because we had a little extra money in August.
 

And because it is my blog and I can do what I want, I decided to choose two more bloggers whose comments I love to send $10.00 Starbucks gift cards to.

The first one is  Just Jiff

Her comment was

Not sure that would fit my chubby fingers, so I’ll just tell my stories: 1. I sent a Target giftcard to a single mommy blogger last year for school supplies. This year I chose someone else, but it wasn’t a blogger. Just a single mom who needed some help with supplies. 2. I took a friend out to dinner, paid for her anti-depressants she hasn’t been on in months because she couldn’t afford, and then gave her an extra $10 for "pocket money." 🙂

I liked this one, because it was someone totally repaying something that actually happened to them.  I spoke with her through email and I just got that warm gooey feeling in my heart.

The second one is Fluent Brittish

I haven’t done anything all that fantastic to pay it forward in the past year, but one thing I do sometimes that I think is helpful to other moms is offer to take their kids for a few hours so they can rest. I know moms need a break, so I try to give them one every now and then.

I chose this one because SHE OFFERS TO WATCH OTHER PEOPLES KIDS FOR A FEW HOURS.  Y’all being a mom I know just how important a small break is, especially because I happen to know she has two kids of her own. 

I loved reading all of these comments.  Email me all of your addresses, and I will send your gifts out this week!

Nerdasses

Not sure I ever showed you guys pics of my boys totally geeking out

This would be Brandon "dancing"

It is clear he got his dancing skills from his dad

 

This would be Codi hinting that he needs to be washed…

 

And this would be Codi attempting to convince me he is eating…he was not!

I'm going to piss my pants soon

My husband went out of town yesterday, my parents took the kids so I could have a whole day to myself.  I had no car because Rob took mine and my mom had his so she could drive around the kids.  Somehow I convinced my Ginger to take me to the gym and work out with me.  We left around 3:30 and before I knew it after working out, swimming, dicking around in the hot tub and eating dinner it was after 7 when I got home.  This means it WAS DARK.  Some of you might know I have an eensy little phobia of the dark.  It got worse.  I walked in and realized I hadn’t alarmed the house.  I wasn’t expecting to be gone so long so I didn’t even think about it.  However, coming home, in the dark to an unarmed house WAS NOT OKAY.  I immediately decided someone was in the house.  I turned on the living room and kitchen lights and that was as far as I went.  I wouldn’t go in my husbands room because it was dark and a killer could be there.  I couldn’t go to the bathroom there because it was near his room.  I couldn’t lock the garage because it was near there.  I didn’t want to go upstairs because it was dark and the killer could be in the boys shower, or my room, or my bathroom, or closet or the boys rooms.  So I froze on the couch and told Rob it was good I was home alone so they boys didn’t get killed.  

The message that followed?

"I have to pee but I’m afraid to go to the bathroom so I think I’m just going to piss my pants instead"

Thirty minutes later I still hadn’t peed.  Y’all I have issues.  In fact it was much much much longer before I peed and I almost had a panic attack from it.  Going to bed was near impossible too. 

Honestly if Ginger didn’t have a dog at home that needed to be walked I would have begged her to have a sleep over at my house like a couple of teenagers. 

Am I weird?  Paranoid?  What is wrong with me?  How am I nearly 28 and I can’t be home alone? 

Once, when I was bout 16 my parents were out late at night.  I heard a noise outside came unglued and called my neighbor.  I was so afraid they had to take me home with them because I refused to stay at home alone.

Once I came home in the dark and I slept on the couch because I refused to go anywhere in the house due to the possibility of a killer.

Last time I left every single light in the house on when I went to bed.  However when I’m awake I leave the lights off so I can see outside.  If I leave them on I can’t see outside but the killer can see in.  Is there some kind of rehab for this shit?  Is there anyone else as afraid as me?  I think if I had, had the money I would have checked into a hotel.  Maybe not because that involves a dark parking lot.  

I am mental.  I mean, more mental then we already established.  I think I should have just spent the night at the gym instead. 

Do you have any irrational fears?

I wish I could be more like this

 

And less like this

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

A while back ago I was contacted by Country Bobs asking if I would review their sauce.  I agreed and I was sent two bottles, one to try and one to give away.  

When it arrived the fist thing I did was open it and dunk my finger in it.  I like to taste things before just cooking with them.  What came to my mind immediately was french fries.  Come on guys I’m a vegetarian…I dunk fries in everything.  The second thing that came to mind was ribs.  That night I mixed up a batch of sauce.  I used Country Bob’s as the base and added a little brown sugar and lemon juice.  I slathered the ribs in the sauce covered them tightly in foil and in the oven they went.  Twice while cooking I turned the ribs and slapped some more sauce on.  I pulled the ribs out and they looked so good.  The sauce stayed on perfect.  I was happy about that since a lot of sauces will just fall right off in the oven.

It came out kind of glazed and gooey and great.  Even though I don’t eat meat I tasted some for the purpose of the review.  It was tangy and sweet and the taste lingered in your mouth for a bit.  My four year old loved it.  I let my husband take a few bites and then asked him about it.  He said it was pretty good and then ate the whole rack.  The next day I had him take it to work and ask his friends. The reviews were: Sweet and good, really good, delicious and this would be great on chicken too.

I am not sure if they sell this in my area but I would for sure buy it again.  I agree that it would be perfect on grilled chicken.  Actually I bet it would be even better then the ribs.  I am now interested in trying their BBQ sauce and their seasoning salt.  I love using seasoning salt on steaks and it would be awesome to have a different flavor then plain old Lawry’s.

I would like to give away a bottle of this sauce.  In order to enter please tell me one summer food you will miss the most once it starts getting colder, or tell me what winter food you most look forward too.

Now I will tell you about Country Bob’s

*Taken from their website

It was 1968 when Country Bob Edson perfected his steak sauce recipe and he called it an All Purpose Sauce because it was more than just a steak sauce. Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce has remained the flagship item since 1982 when Country Bob, Inc. was established.

Along the way we have been dedicated to offering our customers the best tasting and highest quality steak sauce or All Purpose Sauce, Barbeque Sauce, and Seasoning Salt available anywhere in the world.

To accomplish this we have placed our trust in God and we believe that goal has been achieved.

You can also check their website to view recipes and the other varieties of products they sell.

 

*I will be adding a review button to my site.  Because of Blog Hers rules I can not have paid reviews on the same page as their ads.  I was not paid for this review so it was allowed to be on this page.  Keep an eye out.  I will be reviewing some of my favorite products and hopefully being allowed to review new things.