Does your guy like to grill? Mine does. So, I made some meat rubs (for chicken, pork and beef) to give at Christmas. I found great little concoctions via a website identifying great Father’s Day gift ideas (www.handjobsforthehome.com/2011/06/diy-bbq-rubs/). Hand Jobs For the Home – that IS the name of the website – sounds kind of dirty -- haha!!
She has three recipes all written out and tested for you. All you need to do is go to the store and purchase some canning jars. I found that these 8 oz jars fit the rubs perfectly.
Next, find your measuring cups and spoons.
Then, figure out what you already have on your spice rack. Go to the grocery store, and pick up the remaining spices. In these recipes, I found no weird, unknown spices that were hard to find, and everything is something I’m familiar with the taste, so no surprises.
So, here’s my finished product. I used the labels that came with the jars and just wrote “Oink”, “Moo”, or “Cluck” on each of the corresponding rubs. This one was a fun project and one that I’m excited to give the guys in my life!