Once again Crowdtap has offered up an awesome opportunity. I was thrilled to be chosen to host a McCormick Grill Mates BBQ party! I was sent 1 marinade, 1 spice rub, 1 bottle of bbq sauce, and 2 seasoning blends and was told to invite some friends over for a fun barbecue. They didn't have to ask me twice!
We love our charcoal grill and love any excuse for a get-together - but I'll confess - I rarely stray from my usual fixins of poultry seasoning, lemon pepper, and garlic. I was a little nervous to try out some new flavors, especially when I'd be serving them to company. And my nose wasn't thrilled by how the marinades smelled when I slathered them all over the chicken. I was worried. But then we dropped the food on the hot charcoal grill and voilà! Something about these seasonings really comes alive when you mix them with a nice hot smoky grill. The meat all tasted amazing, my guests were thrilled, and the food disappeared quickly. I even had a guest mention that she was ready to pull out her McCormick items which had been sitting in her pantry just waiting for her to get cooking.
So here are some photos of the big bash for you to enjoy!
Prepping the food!
Setting up the goodies
Kid-zone in the back yard - having a blast!
The menfolk hanging out by the grill