It’s August 1st, summer is almost over, and it’s less than a month before the kids go back to school. Where did the summer go?
My husband and I are starting our vacation next week and spending some days by the lake and also a short road trip to Duluth, one of our most favorite cities. If you get up there this summer or fall make sure to stop into the new restaurant located downtown Duluth right on main street called “Coney Island”. It is so quaint and the Philly Steak Sandwiches are to die for. Then for dessert, stop right next door to the new candy shop. It will bring back so many memories of times gone by with a huge selection of candy that we all had as kids.
After our trip back from Duluth it will be time to spend a few days at the cabin on the lake. I already have the menu all planned out for our first day. Since I am a Meat & Seafood Merchandiser for Coborn’s, I get to try new items that we bring into the Meat Department first. This is my favorite part of the job. Can you imagine getting to sample new ideas of meat and seafood for a living? Not much stress to that is there? Just sit back and savor the taste. I’m so excited to introduce a new brand in our Coborn’s stores that will pay tribute to the legacy of Bill, Dan, Bob and Ron Coborn, the third generation of Coborn family members credited with taking our company to new heights during their leadership.
Introducing… (drum roll please) “Four Brothers Flame Seared Ribs”. The best part is they are fully cooked and ready to eat. I remember trying these ribs for the first time and it about drove me nuts because I had to wait a few weeks before they were in our Service Case. They have arrived! They are phenomenal! All you have to do is put a light glaze of BBQ Sauce on them and place on a grill or in the oven and cook until heated through. I used to make ribs on weekends only because they took a couple hours to make. With these ribs they are done in about 30 minutes and you know how difficult it can be to come up with something to cook when you get home from work at 5:00. Now my husband and I get to enjoy them on a weekday more often.
Ol’ West BBQ Sauce
Since I am so excited about these ribs I also have to tell you about “Old West BBQ Sauce”. I had received a sample of the BBQ Sauce a couple of years ago and I never looked back. The BBQ is a thick rich glaze with large flakes of pepper and other seasonings mixed into the sauce. Once you try this sauce your meat will never be the same. Just so you know that BBQ Sauce is not just for meat either. I use this BBQ Sauce for appetizers too. This appetizer is a great recipe to bring to a potluck or to serve at your home for those Happy Hour parties or back yard parties. Every time I bring this recipe to a friend’s house I always have to share it with everyone. That is why I’m sharing this with you. Just remember when making this appetizer to use “Old West BBQ Sauce”. And to make this BBQ Sauce even better, it’s made locally in South Dakota.
- 8 Oz. Cream Cheese
- 8 Oz. Sour Cream
- 1 - 1.5 Cups Rotisserie Chicken, chopped
- 8 Oz. Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Ol' West BBQ Sauce
- Snack Crackers
- Mix together cream cheese and sour cream and spread on a platter
- Pour BBQ sauce over cream cheese mixture
- Add chicken over BBQ sauce
- Sprinkle finely shredded mozzarella cheese over the top
- Serve with snack crackers
- Optional: You can dice one tomato and place that over the cheese.
I hope you all have a chance to get some kind of vacation in before this summer ends to enjoy that great Minnesota weather. Enjoy those wonderful “Four Brothers Flame Seared Ribs” on the grill. We sure did!
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser
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