Father's Day Recipes: Dad's BBQ Sauce
Mix a batch of Big Daddy's barbeque sauce for the master griller in your family.
- Mini Emeril:Your kid.
- Sous chef:You.
- A clean, empty, recycled jar
- A sticky mailing label
- Embellishments:Stickers, buttons, bottle caps, pebbles, seashells, etc.
- Hot glue gun:Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing.
- A scrap of fabric:Big enough to cover the top of the jar.
- Ribbon or raffia
- A few days before Father's Day, whip up this recipe for our Basic Barbecue Sauce or, if dad has his own "special" sauce recipe, substitute those ingredients to make his present totally personalized.
- While you're cooking, have Junior break out the markers and mailing label to create a label for the sauce. Have him come up with a fun name, like "Dad's Kick Butt BBQ Sauce" or "Frankie's Finger Licking Good Sauce."
- Have your kid put the label on the jar.
- Let him use the stickers to decorate the jar and/or help him add on some embellishments with the hot glue gun.
- Let the sauce cool a bit and then help your kid pour it into the jar.
- Screw the top on.
- Have your kid hold the fabric over the lid while you tie the ribbon or raffia around it to make a festive jar-topper.
- Pick up some ribs and fire up the grill! Dad'll be cooking with gas (or charcoal, if that's his thing).