Summer Sauce!

BBQ Sauce-dreamstime


Whoo Hoo! I am super excited to co-host with Suzie Eller today at a terrific online community called…



We’ll be brainstorming with 16,000 other Mom’s about DoAhead Dining tips! Imagine, if we all shared one DoAhead.  The only perspiration we’d have is the kind that comes from laying in the sun! Hope you’ll come on over. (Click on the link above.)


In the meantime, please check out today’s post here at DoAhead. It is such a privilege to have this gentleman on board. He is South Dakota”s own version of Emeril! Greg Shroyer aka. “The Handycapped Cook” has got a BBQ sauce that will knock you off your socks.


But enough from me! Ladies, from dirt to dish-the guy that does it all…


The Handycapped Cook!


“The key to any good meal or recipe is planning-that’s why I was honored and excited to provide a tip for DoAhead Woman, as I believe it is the most important component to any great meal.


My philosophy (when it comes to cooking and menu planning) is incredibly simple, planning +prep=peace. By Wednesday I am already looking at next week’s menu-complete with a list of options for that week.


I have a  list of menu’s that go back 5-6 years, so as I go into a new season I can look back and get a general idea of what I’ve served. It’s a great way to lessen the number of times I repeat a meal…something my kids always remind me of!


As the summer season approaches, nothing is better than BBQ. We love BBQ chicken, ribs and pork shoulder, but to quote a famous phrase, “the secret’s in the sauce.” However, I always found what was available on the shelf was either too sweet or tart for my taste. It also never had enough “kick”. For the following recipe I used a store bought base and then “doctored” it up!


Shro’s Summer Sauce


1 Bottle of Hunt’s Regular BBQ Sauce

1/4 tsp Garlic Salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp White Distilled Vinegar

1 Tbsp Dehydrated Onion

1/2 tsp Worcestershire

2 Tbs Crystal  Hot Sauce


Mix and let the ingredients sit a minimum of one hour or overnight. This allows the onion to re- hydrate. Sauce may be used as a condiment or a grilling sauce.


Note of caution, if the sauce is too tart-add a bit of ketchup or more of the commercial sauce. This is a matter of personal taste for you and your family-you can adjust any ingredients. Taste and see…you can adjust before you serve!  Happy Saucing!”


Thanks for stopping over today sweet DoAheads.  If you go to the Freebies and Fav’s page you’ll find this, and other awesome recipes, on easily downloadable PDF’s. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be lighting up the grill tonight…I can already see the glisten of Shro’s Summer Sauce as it drips over chicken. As Andy Griffith would say,


“Mm-mm…goooood cracker!”


Your DoAhead Friend,

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