Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ode to Lawry's Beef Marinade*

As a general rule, I try to avoid convenience foods. You know...the increasingly dangerous American obesity epidemic and all. That whole thing.

But I, like most young single professionals that I know, do not have time on my side. I work a 50-60 hour workweek, and at least one weekend a month. So for those very reasons, I like pre-chopped veggies and bagged salad. I'm thankful for the companies out there that make fresh pasta and put it in the refrigerator section at my local supermarket so that I don't have to make it myself. But in my defense, I do think Cool Whip is an abomination.

Normally, I don't like pre-packaged marinades. I know there are people out there that swear by Lipton's Onion Soup Mix. (I also know that my mother has always and will always have at least two boxes of the stuff in her pantry, but will mysteriously be out every time she actually needs it.) But not me, and not until I found this stuff: Lawry's Beef Marinade.

It's so tasty. It takes less than 15 minutes. It's great on the BBQ, and in the broiler. I love it. And, it costs $1.44. That's practically free. There's no reason for anyone not to keep it around the house!

*I have absolutely no idea why I felt it necessary to write a rave review for Lawry's Beef Marinade!


Ulla said...

HAHA! My mother was so against prepared food in general that I went through this strange phase were I thought that sort of thing was gourmet because it was so exotic.

I will have to try this, sometimes it is nice to get seasoning mixes like this because it is like having someone else cook for you;)

wheresmymind said...

I'm waiting for the review on the square bouillon cubes next ;)

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Christianne, thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy holidays to you as well.

Anonymous said...

That's rad! I'm totally inspired--Lipton Soup Mix as a marinade...? Or perhaps a rub?

Ellen Bloom said...

So nice to find another L.A. food blogger! I was raised on Lawry's Seasoned Salt. I know it's bad for me, but I really love it!

Do you knit or crochet?

christianne said...

Ulla - it is like having someone else cook for you! and its OK to cheat every once in awhile... right?

Wheresmymind - just you wait, just you wait.

eatdrinknbmerry - my pleasure! I really enjoyed it!

anonymous - don't think I don't know who you are!!! ;)

Ellen - Who doesn't love Lawry's? Unfortunately I don't knit or crochet, but I do love Regina and Monster Crochet!

ladylinoleum said...

Girl, somebody had to write this review. You're providing a public service.

Anonymous said...

I've been using this for about 20 years for the best steaks and roasts you can imagine. Everyone raves about my roasts and the gravy I make from the juices left in the pan. About 2 months ago, it started disappearing from my local grocers shelves and I've gone to every store in the area hunting for it...it has caused more distress in my life and my marriage than you can imagine. All the while, trying a million marinade recipes. I finally realized I had not checked on the Internet and imagine my relief when I found I could order it online. I just ordered 24 packets!!!!!!! No one can imagine how fantastic this stuff is! I've been cooking for nearly 40 years and everyone says I am an excellent cook so trust me, this can't do anything but impress anyone you cook for!

Connie said...

I prefer Stephanie’s Seasoned Salt, it is all natural and all purpose. It has no fillers, caking agents, sugar or MSG. It is available in Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Lite (low sodium) Salt and Salt Substitute (no salt). And it tastes great on everything! Here is the website-
Have a great day!

lee said...

I soooo relate! We're having a family BBQ tomorrow--and two of our usual grocery stores aren't carrying it anymore!! I don't even like steak without it! Argghh!

Linda N said...

Love this stuff. Our Walmart just started carrying it. Woohoo