Monday, August 3, 2015


Hello, all 

I've known for a long, long time what a fabulous group of bloggers we have...
Good-Lookin' and Fun Lovin'

When my darling friend, VERA, talked about this fabulous RUB that she
grills with from TRADER JOE'S,
I told her we didn't have a Trader Joe's in our town
but that maybe I could order the rub on line.

I mean, we're talking a rub with
 COFFEE....and GARLIC and other spices....
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
The above off Amazon.Com
I tried ordering one but Amazon was out at the time...
...and then along came.....
a package in the mail.

wrapped in gorgeous BLACK & WHITE...
my olden heart was going pitter-patter about now.... 

awww...thanks so much for taking the time to wrap my package
in what you KNEW I would dearly love....

I couldn't wait to try this rub.

Social Security
frowns on too many thick, nice steaks so I decided, after reading on the little cute shaker 
that this rub was great for poultry, too...
I went with it. 

I sprinkled some on rather thin skinless chicken breasts
knowing I was going to bake them in the oven and then on the
George Forman grill
Mr. Sweet is the griller and he was not available.
I don't know squat about grilling.....

Also knowing that baked chicken can become very dry in a hurry
if precautions aren't taken.....

 so I greased a piece of foil generously with butter and lay it flat on the chicken breasts.

Once they were baked thru and thru, I put them on my
George Forman Grill
just long enuf to brown them
(and to leave "grill" marks.)
(I mean, we ALL wanna look pretty)

Turned out very moist and so flavorful...
Coffee and Garlic Rub.....AWESOME !
If you get the chance, buy some of this seasoning...I think YOU will love it, too.

Speaking of chicken...
I sill love my Frenchy Rooster tray that a very good friend gave me..
so cute and I use it all the time.
"Thanks, Mizz Barbara"

This rub is great on chicken...
I'm really looking forward to a 
so we can go for the

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My thanks to all the hosts of these great parties.  xoxo


  1. I love Trader Joes so I'll check this out! Sweet blogging friends are all around us! :)

  2. How wonderful! So many great people out in the blogging world!

  3. Oh I have seeeeeen that RUB, someplace. Someplace on the net. And it sounded soooo intriguing. ,-)
    With coffee! Which of course, my 'olden' self can not drink anymore. Soooooo, to s-n-e-a-k some in, is a cool idea, with me.

    And now, you have been gifted with some, and loved it. Hooray.

    Oh and btw, I *holler* to you, in my tomorrow's post. -big grin- Knowing that if I remember something, you will remember it too.

    Keep grillin' and chillin' Honey-Bunny!!!!!

    And may your week have some whimsey and magic, in it,

  4. We have Trader Joes the next town over. I've been very impressed by that company. Especially after learning how well they treat and take care of their employees.

  5. Aww, how thoughtful.
    I love Trader Joe's.

  6. Yum, they look great! How do you do your blog banners? They are always so cute.
    Joy @ Books and Life

  7. Hi bj how sweet of your friend to send to send to you the spice. I love Trader Joes and I will look for it the next time I go. Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party this week.

  8. I've lived most of the time in areas that have had Trader Joe's . So fortunate. We actually lived around the very first Trader Joe's in Southern California before we moved to Washington and then they arrived in Washington, too.

  9. Blogland is full of thoughtful people bj!

    I love trader joes, and up until recently have always lived close to one. I have tried that rub and it's delish. Your chicken looks so tasty too!

  10. Mmm... the rub for the chicken sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try it since we are coffee lovers :)

    Your new header is so sweet, BJ! It looks like you and your sweet girl are having a lovely time in the pool. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  11. Oh, be still my heart. What a cute package. And the rub sounds and looks delicious. You make life more fun for me. Thank you.

  12. Coffee AND garlic? Be still my heart!
    Thanks for the tip!

  13. I will be on the look out for this brand. Don't know whether we have it here. Very likely i think not. Thanks for the sharing on the yummy post...Baked Chicken!

  14. Trader Joe's is such an awesome store and they have so many wonderful things at such reasonable prices! Coffee and Garlic...I will have to look for this rub when we get back home! I made a coffee rub a few months ago and it was fabulous! Who knew coffee would give meat so much flavor?! :-)

  15. Looks and sounds yummy . . .
    I am far away from a Trader Joes . . . I'll grab some next time I am near TJ.
    (I love a bar soap I find there!)

  16. Wasn't that sweet to receive some of TJ's BBQ rub sent in the mail??? What great blogging friends we have! Your chicken looks so delicious, bj. I do have a Trader Joe's not too far from me, and I will look for the rub. I love when we get good reviews of products before we buy them.

  17. What a sweet friend to send you the rub AND to package it "B.J." style:) That chicken looks delicious! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  18. The chicken looks yummy. It was nice to have your friend send you the rub. I really like the way she wrapped it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  19. This chicken looks amazing..I may need to get me some of that stuff. What a sweet friend you have to send you some and wrap it!

  20. This looks so delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. Your chicken looks so delicious. Vera was so thoughtful to send you the BBQ rub to try.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z.

  22. The chicken looks great BJ. We don't have a Trader Joe's either. Perhaps a trip to a bigger center across the border is in the future.

    God bless.

  23. Yummy I love chicken. Looks good we'll have to try. The Cowboy passes Trader Joe's everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Hey that chicken looks awesome! Lucky you to receive such a nice surprise in your mail. We don't have a Trader Joe's here either.


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