Saturday, March 28, 2009

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce-Review & Giveaway



This is a sticky post: Part of Michele's Countdown to Layoff Giveaways

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and with Spring comes sunshine, warmer weather and BBQ season!

After a long, long Maine winter full of snow and cold temperatures, it is time to celebrate. My neighbor has begun getting her garden ready for planting and some lovely flowers are blooming in her yard as well. I'm jealous-and SO ready for celebrating my own rite of Spring. So while Hubby fumbles in the yard picking up the remnants of last years garden, I will be getting the food ready for the grill. And using my Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce on my great tasting Omaha Steaks burgers.

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Al Malekovic, a great guy who wanted to let me know about Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Al was nice enough to send me a couple of bottles and I visited the web site to see what I could make that was fast and easy AND indoors! (It was too cold to BBQ in February!) Visions of me outside on the grill shivering in the cold had me waiting a few weeks to try things out-at least grill-wise.

I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled to see lots of neat recipes on their website http://www.countrybobs.com/pages/recipes.asp for everything from appetizers to the main entree. And easy, how could I go wrong? I decided to go with the Country Bob's Mexican Lasagna and see what hubby thought. For his Mexican Lasagna, I made a slight substitution and added black beans instead of kidney beans-but it was still good! (Being Central American, he is more a black bean man :) I was a little concerned the sauce would leave a sweet taste, which hubby is not fond of. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it left a slight flavoring, not overpowering and certainly not too sweet like some other sauces can be. My suggestion is that if you want to add a little more heat to this dish, spice it up a little with the Spicy version of Country Bob's. Be adventurous-you only live once, right?

There are many things you can do with Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. My teen son decided he was going to put some on top of his shredded chicken nachos and he also liked the flavor. I wanted Deja to try some with her french fries, but she's been sick lately so she politely refused for the moment. Country Bob's Sauce has been a hit in our book and next up on the list is the Spicy version to try out. One thing I do want to make next is the Chex Mix-Deja wants to have a few friends over and it'd be a cute snack for them to make with mom supervising of course!

Al was nice enough to offer up a giveaway as well on my site. I will be giving away 2bottles each to 2 winners! The giveaway begins today and ends on Friday, the 27th which is my last day of work btw! You can post up until 11:59 PM EST. US Only Please! For your first REQUIRED entry you must visit the Country Bob's website www.countrybobs.com and tell me: The name of a store nearest you that sells Country Bob's, OR a recipe you would love to try if you won OR something you learned about the company. You don't need to do all three, just be sure to visit this wonderful sponsor's site and look around a bit.

Extra entries can be had by:
following me on Twitter and tweeting about the giveaway (leave a separate comment)
following my blog (leave a separate comment letting me know!)
for an extra FIVE entries (leave separate comments) BLOG about my contest and leave me the link so I can check it out

so you can have a total of 8 entries if you do all of these. Winners will be picked by Random.org and announced Saturday the 28th. PLEASE leave a way to contact you (public profile on blog w/email addy visible) or a valid email in your comment. Good luck!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would try the Easy Party Canapes. Or the kabobs. Hmmmm... decisions, decisions.


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hondaray6 said...

OMG-check out the Scrumptious Grilled Onions! Our family loves onions ....in & on everything! These sounds SO good! I see a banner on the site to get a free bottle of Bob's Sauce so I have to go back and check that out!Thanks!

hondaray6 said...

I follow your blog- feel free to follow mine as well! LOL
http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/

hondaray6 said...

I guess I'll have to win it...there are no stores within 100 miles of me! Shucks!

hondaray6 said...

I blogged here http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/2009/03/win-country-bobs-sauce.html

Lydia Dustin said...

Can I toss it in my crockpot with chicken and make a yummy quick dinner? I am a one step recipe gal.

~Billie~ said...

You've WON!! Congrats! Stop by and tell me which one you want and make sure I get your mailing address.
bcharmed01 at yahoo dot com

exotic1 said...

We love onions so I would love to try the Scrumptious Grilled Onions~! but I also think I would like the BBQ Submarines I think both these dishes would go great with the stuffed peppers as well so I would try all three recipes for a big family BBQ. Thanks for Sharing the review and the sauce Michele

exotic1 said...

been tweeting on twitter like tweedie about this giveaway
exotic1
http://twitter.com/exotic1/status/1369380428
Thanks Again~!

exotic1 said...

I'm already following your blog. Can you see my shadow!?!

exotic1 said...

Been blogging about this site and giveaway. Can't wait to have our first BBQ grrr I wish this snow would go away.

exotic1 said...

2nd
Blogged
http://exotic1.blogspot.com/2009/03/bbq-sauce-giveaway-creativewriting101.html

exotic1 said...

3rd
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exotic1 said...

4th
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http://exotic1.blogspot.com/2009/03/bbq-sauce-giveaway-creativewriting101.html

exotic1 said...

5th and final entry for blogging :)
http://exotic1.blogspot.com/2009/03/bbq-sauce-giveaway-creativewriting101.html
Thanks. I can already smell the grill now lol

Anya said...

I'd like to try Country Bob's Men's Slop. Thanks.

Berek said...

Alas they ain't no stores within a hundred miles of beautiful downtown Hartland that carry the sauces.

Lauren said...

Apparently a lot of the supermarkets here have them! The closest would be the Schnucks around the corner from us. Thanks for the contest!

Renee G said...

I'd love to try the Country Bob's meatloaf recipe.

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Bargain Briana said...

Walmart is the closest store that sells this near us. It is my son's favorite sauce

Judie said...

They sell it at Walmart near me. Judie

Judie said...

I added your sweeps on my Twitter and tweeted (I THINK) I'm still confused about that Twitter thing. Judie

YEVETTE MARIE said...

Kroger
532 W. 1-30
GARLAND, TX 75041
3 Miles
thanks for the great giveaway!!

allpink84@hotmail.com

Charlene said...

Looks like I will have to go 100 miles or send for some, but it sure sounds like it is worth the effort!

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