Richie and I love to eat. We love eating out and trying out new restaurants (Hence the birth of this blog). But of course there are going to be days when you just want to stay home and rest. That was a possibility for us a few months ago when we still had a maid who can cook what we felt like eating. Sadly, because of our bad luck with maids, we are once again maid-less and eating out has just been more convenient during weekends.
But a few weeks back, we found ourselves in a situation wherein we needed to prepare something besides fried hotdogs and bacon. We were at home relaxing, when I received a call from a relative of ours who recently came back from the US and told us that they wanted to visit our humble abode.
Panicked, Richie and I started thinking of what to prepare or to have delivered for our guests but something along the spices shelf caught Richie’s eye: McCormick Grill Mates! Richie had bought a couple packs of these mixes to try out just the week earlier, and we never got around to actually cooking it. Given that we were pretty much out of options, we thought of giving it a shot! At least we would be serving something made from our kitchen, instead of something out of delivery box. After all, all we needed to do was marinade it for 30 mins and then fry! How hard could it be?
And boy it was a success! We bought the Steak ala Pobre Grill Mate and marinated a soft flank steak with it. The taste was this amazing garlic flavor that brought out the natural flavors of the steak. We also bought the Korean BBQ Grill Mate and got some Pork Tenderloin to marinate it with. Again, the taste didn’t fail us! It had a nice hint of sweetness that swirled around a gorgeous medley of spices.
To sum it up, our guests loved it to a point where in they didn’t want to believe that it was home cooked! For an affordable price of around P30, you get a delicious marinade for your entrees. With these Grill Mates, there’s no need to have the cooking skills of a top chef.
Guess what? McCormick has some exciting news!!!
For years, McCormick has been in the kitchen cupboards of practically every Filipino household. A simple dash of one of their numerous spices can send a dish to another level/ But this time, McCormick is holding a special event that puts Grill Mates on the spotlight!
Presenting, the McCormick Grill Nation!
It will be one fun grill event featuring these amazing grill seasonings infused on some yummy grilled meat goodies that everyone in the event can sink their teeth in!This amazing event will be at 4PM on April 7, 2013 at Bonifacio High Street, Lane O cor. 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The event will have a cover charge of Php 100 but with that, a lot of freebies will be given away! (The event is open to the public, however, food samples would be given to participants who would purchase 5 packs of McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning Mix – you get these with the P100 already!).
You can get McCormick Grillmates Seasoning Mix; a specially branded McCormick apron, a chance to win the McCormick grill kits and a chance to win the top plum for the day – an outdoor griller during the raffle. Of course, attendees will also able to taste different grilled meats from our partner concessionaires.
There will also be games, a cooking demo by Sabrina Artadi and live entertainment from Basti Artadi!
Check this out to know more! http://www.facebook.com/events/498875516815427/
I'm sure you’re all excited to use these Grill Mates. Hope to see you all at the McCormick Grill Nation!
Ready.. Set.. GRILL!!!!