Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What to do with Five Gallons of Bar-B-Que Sauce

For Christmas, Eric's parents and youngest sister were driving down to visit us from Kansas City and he asked them to bring him a bottle or two of BBQ sauce from his favorite restaurant Jack Stack.  We've found BBQ sauce and BBQ here just isn't up to par (in our high standards of bar-b-que) and we ran out of his beloved sauce months before.

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!
We spent about a hour filling up our jars, we ended up storing all of them in our deep freezer and getting them out as needed.

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!

6 comments:

  1. We've used both of our jars - so, so good :)

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    1. No worries, we have more Becky!

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  2. They sent Ryan and I ten bottles of BBQ sauce from Oklahoma Joe's (Ryan's favorite) for Christmas. I guess they don't sell 5 gallon buckets there, which is lucky for us.

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    1. Consider yourself lucky there Rebecca but it was very thoughtful of them!

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  3. I make my mom send us bottles of Gates - and when we get close to the end of our supply, I hide it from B and give him different sauce on his chicken!! Wife of the Year over here :) Oh, and we can always take that sauce off your hands if you need us to. Anything to help you out! ;)

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    1. Isn't that so sweet?! Loved the idea, wish we had the 5 gallons when we moved here! Oh well! Come on over and grab some!

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