Every summer we let the grandchildren have an individual visit with us for a few days. They love being “the only one” and having us all to themselves. Their Dad, Mike, loves to grill and he is somewhat of an expert on rubs. So I came up with an activity that results in a gift to take back with them for Dad. Rub recipes typically consist of various spices and condiments that you have on hand already. So we get out the the measuring spoons and one bowl and I let them choose from several recipes I have found. The following was prepared by 9-year-old Sam and he choose the name for it as “Sam’s Satisfying Spicy Rub”.
We jar and label it and send it back with them when they return home. So far, it’s been a hit!
Sam’s Satisfying Spicy Rub
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoons ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
In a small non-porous bowl, combine al the above ingredients. Mix well and apply to beef, chicken or pork.
Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina