Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Like most Americans we are preparing for a 4th of July BBQ tomorrow. If you have not found the perfect marinade then I have a treat for you! This marinade is my mother-in-laws favorite and I know it will quickly
become one of yours too. The marinade is amazing for chicken, pork, beef and even veggies.

We are planning on marinating some chicken thighs, mushrooms and peppers. We recommend marinating thicker cuts of meat, chicken breasts and chicken legs overnight. So without further ado drum roll please:

Scotch Marinade:


¼ cup Scotch whiskey (cheap-o works fine)
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup oil
½ tablespoon garlic powder
¼ cup soy sauce (we use Braggs Liquid Aminos)
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper


-Whisk together brown sugar and scotch
-Add oil and remaining ingredients
-Place desired meat in a large zip bag
-Pour marinade over meat, seal and shake
-Place bag in the refrigerator for 3 hours to overnight
-Cook meat on grill and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite things to cook for a BBQ? Do you have a favorite dessert idea everyone raves about? Then post your own 4th of July blog to share your family’s favorite recipe. We would love it if you placed your link in the comments section below so we can share the recipe love. God bless America!


  1. Sounds Scrumptous! What time is dinner? Have a wonderful 4th of July Vanessa, and God bless you!

  2. That looks so delish ! I am going to so try it ! Thanks so much Vanessa for sharing it !

  3. I hope you have a wonderful 4th Nora!!

  4. Very welcome Eunice its very tasty :) Happy 4th!

  5. Our family was just discussing what to grill for the Fourth of July when I happened to peek at your blog. This must be the one! Looks yummy!

  6. I hope you give it a go Rachelle. I hope you and your family have a great 4th! ~Vanessa :)

  7. YUM YUM! that makes me hungry! I love BBQ! It been Raining here of and on for over a week! We need the rain! But it makes outdoor fun not so much fun! Maybe no BBQ tomorrow. :( but we will have on later. Hope your July 4th is wonderful and great! Lots of Hugs and may many of God's blessing be upon you and your family!
    :)))) Judy :))))

  8. Thanks so much Judy! Many blessings to you as well for a wonderful 4th. XO


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