Some meat cooked on the grill requires marinating. Such as this simple old-fashioned lemonade which gives the ribs a terrific taste. Zippered plastic food service bags are great for mess free marinating. Place meat in the bag and squeeze out the air; add marinade to completely coat the meat. Always use a nonmetal dish or plastic bag to marinate meat.
“Labor Day!” A United States national holiday, honoring working people, their contributions, achievements and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being. Labor Day is held on the first Monday of September. Labor Day and the long weekend that it creates are generally seen to mark the end of the summer season. It is considered the last big hurrah of the summer. So it is time to head to the lake or the backyard and be sure to bring the grill. The “Touch” celebrates cooking on the grill by honoring the workers who established Labor Day.
"C'mon everyone, let's head to the cookout!" Though this is what movie producers hoped fans would do, you should definitely not run to see this film. Though the movie has its moments, these moments are brief and crammed between long periods of pointless dribble. The worst part of the movie is the message it sends. The entire movie is one giant cliche with tired and used jokes that only perpetuate racial stereotypes. For example, the main character, Todd Anderson (Quran Pender), is a college basketball phenom who becomes the first pick in the NBA draft. Afterwards he goes on a ridiculous spending spree, purchasing an enormous house, a brand new Hummer, and plenty of bling for his gold-digging fiance played by Meagan Good. And what else would a newly-rich African American do but have a cookout with all his relatives, including his redneck cousins, conspiracy theorist and lawyer wanabe uncle, and his obese, pot smoking nephews. Even his neighbors, played by Farrah Fawcett and Danny Glover, add to the stereotypes with their reaction to Todd moving into the neighborhood. At times, this film is just plain embarrassing to watch. Queen Latifah, who provides most of the humor as the psychotic rent-a-cop with delusions of grandeur, is the only reason the movie is even at all bearable. If ever you wondered why we still stereotype in the 21st century, look no further than this film. This movie is the decrepit man's version of "Barbershop".
...a taxing and intolerable vehicle that has all the charm of a gold-toothed rapper's root canal. The Cookout is certainly not any food for thought.