So, they make the long drive and arrive bearing food, lots of love for the kids and gifts! And what is the best (questionable) gift they brought? A five gallon tub of BBQ sauce from Jack Stack. No, not a typo, FIVE GALLONS! A gift not just from his parents, but also his brother and sisters! Aren't they sweet?! See, a few years ago, his family made the trek down here and Eric insisted on buying their presents and went to Sam's with a kid or two in tow. He came back with a 50 lb. bag of popcorn kernels for his brother, an extremely large jar of pickles for his youngest sister, a large bag of M & M's for his dad, and a package of 10,000 straws for his mom. Dead. Serious. So, I guess this was their revenge?
For a few months we stored the 5 gallons of BBQ sauce in our pantry, but we knew we had to do something with it and fast! So, one day in March, I went to HEB, bought 24 mason jars and once the kids were in bed that night, we cleaned the jars and opened up the gallon tub of BBQ!
|Wow, that's a lot going on our kitchen table...really, a globe?|
|Oh yay! Get ready!|
|Yum! The smell was heavenly!|
Then, we find out we're moving...back to Kansas City, where Jack Stack's located and we could go daily, if we we're crazy, had a lot of money and wanted to become obese. And, now we had 5 gallons of their BBQ sauce in our freezer. So, enter teacher, bus driver, Sunday School, friend, and neighbor presents. Seriously, I give BBQ sauce to everyone who enters our house. And, everyone thinks I made it homemade, like it's some secret family recipe we make in Kansas City. Um...no! Just a Christmas present from my in-laws!