An embarrassingly long time ago, Al at Country Bob Inc. sent me two bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce to try out.
I'm a sauce person. Did you know that, Dear Reader? I love condiments: ranch dressing, Miracle Whip, spicy horseradish mustard. You name it, and I like to smear it on something or dip something into it. A-1 sauce has a special place in my heart, being my favorite condiment since, well, since birth. I loooove A-1 sauce.
I was happy to taste test Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, but I couldn't imagine it replacing my old, reliable A-1.
I'm not so sure about that anymore.
I kept one of the bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, and I asked my mom to test the other one. That was a mistake. If I knew how good it was, I would have kept both of them.
Joe and I used our sauce on hamburgers, and we loved it. The Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce has a flavor that's completely original, a little like a cross between A-1 and a really good BBQ sauce. It's sweet, but not too sweet, and it's spicy, but not too spicy. It would also be good to dip french fries in, I think. I like to dip my fries, Dear Reader.
Some time later, we realized that Country Bob has dozens of recipes on their site, and we decided to try one of those.
Of course, then we realized that we had about seven pounds of fresh vegetables, and we decided to make stir fry instead. Lucky for us, the Country Bob folks had a recipe for chicken and cashews. We made Cashew Chicken Stir Fry without the cashews and with a lot of vegetables. We made the sauce by combining 1/2 cup of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce with 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup of water, and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Towards the end of the cooking time, we added the cornstarch and water as the recipe directed. I liked the sauce, and Joe loved it.
One day when my mom was over, I asked how she and my sister and my dad liked the Country Bob's sauce. She said,
Oh, we loved it. We used a recipe from the website called Chicken GREAAAT, but we made it with pork instead. We ate all of the pork for supper, but we liked the sauce so much that we saved it and cooked chicken in it the next day. The day after that, we put some of that same sauce into our baked beans.
Dear Reader, I'm not sure if all of that saving and reusing is all that good for you; I wouldn't recommend it. Apparently, my and my sister really liked the Country Bob's sauce.
We would like Country Bob's to come in a bigger bottle. Two recipes and our bottle was all used up. When they start making it, we'll be buying in bulk.
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