The Fourth of July is just less than two weeks away.  Time to get ready for grilling season. We actually grill all year round.  I encourage grilling at my house.  Can you guess why?  Yes, the manly man does the grilling, while the little misses just stays in the house.  Nice and cool.  Drinking a mint julep.

We have had the Vacu Vin Instant Marinating Container for many years.  I want to say at least ten years, but that may be a slight exaggeration.  I’m old.  I lose track of time.  It looks and works just like it did when it was brand new.  The name tells you everything. You put your meat in the container, vacuum seal it with the little handy tool that pumps all the air out, and you can get a good marinate going on meat in 30 minutes.  The product claims that by pumping the air out it causes the pores of the meat to open and all the juices get pulled in.  It marinates and tenderizes the meat. Bada-bing.  It works. If you are a vegan you can throw your veggies or tofu in there too.  Whatever floats your boat.  I think it’s a must have item for your house.

If I had to pick my last meal, it would be grilled steak, loaded baked potato, and chocolate cake.  Note no veggies on that wish list.