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Monday, September 24, 2012

Club House Hickory BBQ Ribs & Giveaway!

I just HAVE to tell you how darn excited I am...I got home from work a few days ago and found a box on my front door step containing Club House seasoning packages for me to try!  I knew that I was getting a package, but I had no idea how much fun was going to be inside that box!  My husband was super excited too...he got into the box before I even had a chance!  LOL...good thing he's cute :-)

Having recently returned back to work after my maternity leave, juggling that full-time job, husband, two kids, school, daycare, hockey, swimming, laundry, eating, blogging, sleeping...you get the picture...I am looking to find some easy weekday meal solutions for our family (and still keep my resolution to try new recipes).  This box of seasoning packs couldn't have arrived at a better time, and the packs have provided us with some inspiration to shake up our Monday-Friday dinners with new flavours and ideas without taking a lot of prep time.  Of course, this package immediately raised a little dilemma for me...what to make first?! 

Well, because my boys are BIG TIME meat eaters, and because I hadn't made ribs for them in a while, the "Hickory BBQ Ribs" Flavourful Recipe Mix caught my eye.  As the ribs do take time to cook (and because we eat dinner pretty early in the evening) I opted to wait until the weekend to try out the seasoning.  Boy were my boys excited when they learned that ribs were on the menu!  I stuck true to the recipe on the package as when it is my first time trying a new recipe I usually do.  Here is the recipe:

2 lbs pork ribs (thawed)
1 package Club House Hickory BBQ Ribs Flavourful Recipe Mix
1 cup ketchup
Water

Make BBQ sauce by mixing the ketchup and seasoning pack together.  Allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F.

Prepare a roasting pan, with a wire rack on the bottom, by filling with 1/4 inch of water.

Spread 2/3 cup of the BBQ sauce on all sides of the ribs.  I put a little more on the meat side (makes more sense to me!).  Place the ribs meat side up on the rack in the roasting pan.  Cover (with lid or foil - I opted for foil), and bake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours (depending on your ribs).  Turn the ribs about halfway through.  After baking, remove the roasting pan from the oven, flips the ribs again so that they are meat side up again, and baste with the remaining BBQ sauce.  Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, uncovered.

Really, that's it.  A few key ingredients, and put the meat in the oven.  How much easier can it get?  Then all I had to "worry" about was the sides to go with the meat (which were potatoes and fresh picked green beans). 

VERDICT:
As I suspected, my boys REALLY liked the ribs.  Even the baby was chowing down! (and he's usually on the fussy side).  It was a finger-licking saucy goodness for them!  I enjoyed the flavours - I must admit, I thought that these mght taste rather "ketchup-ey" but they did not, not at all.  I was pleasantly surprised! There was a nice, smoky flavour about them that I enoyed.  Thanks Club House for making my meal prep so easy!

And now...the best part (for you)!  I have for one lucky winner a FANTASTIC PRIZE PACKAGE from Club House!  Seriously...amazing.  The winner will receive a Club House Prize Pack AND a $50 Gift Card!  How AWESOME is this prize?!  The Fine Print:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA ONLY (sorry friends!).  I will contact the winner by email, and the winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize.  If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.  The winner will receive their prize pack approximately 4-6 weeks after the draw is made.  Other blogs will be running giveaways as well, you may enter on all the other sites, but you may only win one prize pack.  Now for the FUN!  Here's the Rafflecopter to enter:

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**Disclosure - I am participating in the Club House Flavourful Recipes Mixes Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of McCormick.  I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion.  The opinions on this blog are my own.**

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69 comments:

  1. I love the Alfredo mix

    fossie@hotmail.com
    Florence c

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  2. Flavourful Hickory BBQ Ribs Recipe Mix

    brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. the Hickory BBQ ribs mix looks amazing!! That would have to be my fav.!

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  4. We love the Creamy Chicken Parmesan Penne

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  5. Hickory BBQ Ribs Flavourful Recipe Mix is a must to try! lorihook@shaw.ca

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  6. Would love to try the lemon ginger beef stirfry recipe.

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  7. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  8. I would love the Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  9. Your rib recipe sounds great! I've never tried any of these seasonings.

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  10. I can totally relate to the craziness of working mum blogger!!! Thanks for sharing an easy and tasteful recipe!

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  11. My husband loves pasta so the Creamy Chicken Parmesan!
    Thanks for making this open to Canadians.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

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  12. Hickory BBQ Ribs Flavourful Recipe Mix sounds yummy..!

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  13. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  14. Hickory BBQ Ribs sounds really yummy!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  15. I like the Flavourful Tuscan Chicken Recipe Mix.

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  16. Definitely Hickory Barbeque Ribs!! Yum!

    jmbarata21@hotmail.com

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  17. I think I would probably like the parm. chicken penne the best

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  18. Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Mix - its one I've used before

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  19. Love this one: Flavourful Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken

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  20. I would have to say its a toss up between the pulled pork for slow cookers or any of the gravy!

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  21. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  22. lemon ginger beef stir fry sounds great!

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  23. Flavourful Lemon Ginger Beef Stir-fry Recipe Mix

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  24. Flavourful Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken

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  25. I have tried a couple but I would really like to try Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne. Haven't tried that one and it sounds yummy.

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  26. The Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne would be my favourite

    Amber Y

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  27. Id love to try the Hickory BBQ Ribs Flavourful Recipe Mix !! sounds delicious!

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  28. I love the Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne. :)

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  29. The hickory ribs...can never have enough of those!

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  30. The Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne, love Penne

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  31. I'd like to try the Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne mix.

    Adina H.

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  32. I love clubhouse! My favorite is Flavourful Hickory BBQ Ribs Recipe Mix

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  33. They all look good, I think tonight I'm in the mood for the creamy Parmesan.

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  34. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne - i need to eat this

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  35. I want to try the creamy parmesan chicken penne

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  36. Flavourful Hickory BBQ Ribs Recipe Mix

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  37. Lemon ginger beef stir fry

    Carmen Q

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  38. I like the Tuscan Chicken Recipe Mix.

    tinalee351 at gmail dot com

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  39. I would like to try Lemon Ginger Beef Stir-fry Recipe Mix

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  40. Hickory BBQ ribs sounds great! I loooove ribs!

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  41. Herbes de Provence roasted chicken please!

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  42. Creamy Chicken Parmesan Penne sounds great

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  43. I would love to try the Flavourful Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken mix.

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  44. The creamy parmesan chicken penne sounds like it would be my favorite

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  45. I like the Butter Chicken over rice.


    Londia

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I would love to try the Flavourful Hickory BBQ Ribs Recipe Mix! YUMMY! :)

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  47. I'd love to try the creamy parmesan chicken penne

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  48. The lemon ginger beef stir fry mix sounds very good!

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  49. Hickory BBQ Ribs Sounds pretty appealing!

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  50. Flavourful Lemon Ginger Beef Stir-fry Recipe Mix sounds yummy!

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  51. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  52. lemon ginger on my chicken,,,,yum
    patiofurniture1f at hotmail.com

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  53. Angeleyez Ca (from facebook)
    Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne

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  54. Hickory BBQ Ribs Mix for sure!

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  55. The alfredo is a classic. So many more I want to try though. Easy peasy meals!
    Fanterra F
    fanterra.fanny@lycos.com

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  56. Apple and Sausage Criss-Cross Pastry

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  57. Hickory BBQ ribs mix sounds good...

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  58. I haven't tried any yet, but I will definately be trying the ribs very soon!!

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  59. Flavourful Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken

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  60. I would like to try the Hickory BBQ Ribs

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  61. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne is my favorite!

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  62. Flavourful Creamy Parmesan Chicken Penne is my favorite.

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  63. Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken

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  64. I love anything Clubhouse but really looking forward to trying the Hickory BBQ Ribs

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