This is how my life goes. I found this fantastic new steaksauce the calls itself "all purpose". Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. I got very excited serving it to Gene and telling all my friends. Guess what? It's not new at all. I'd just never seen it before.
I really like this sauce. I admit I've been an A-1 fan since I was a teen but this is like a manly man version of A-1, steaksauce on steroids. I've now run through one bottle on just about every kind of meat I've grilled over the last month from chicken breasts to steak to pork ribs. I like that it's a very well balanced combination of savory smokey undertones with a sweetness that sets off the spicy kick.
The irony of my story is that most of my friends already knew about Country Bob's and a couple even showed me their bottles in their fridge. What? Son of a gun, I can never be the first for anything! But instead of whining about that, or maybe while I'm whining in my head, I'll tell you about a little experiment I performed.
Let me set the stage:
Sometimes I'm forced to entertain myself and in those times of inner inspection, I confess I don't necessarily meditate on world peace or great philosophy, rather I ask myself questions like this "What exactly does "all purpose sauce" mean and if it says that on the bottle why are only types of meat listed on which to serve it? Shouldn't there be some kind of test that officially determines and defines if a sauce is truly "all purpose"?"
Are you with me on this one?