The United States has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. For many, it’s the last time to BBQ before the arrival of fall and winter, and the last thing to celebrate before Thanksgiving.
So, as we recognize the contributions of America’s working men and women let us also acknowledge the passing of another summer by making this cook-out the best one yet!
Below is a simple recipe to make your own basic meat rub. Adjust ingredients per your tastes if you choose…adding your own touch is part of what makes cooking so interesting!

You will need:

Small jar with tight fitting lid
Measuring spoons

1 Tbs salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
6 Tbs white sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbs paprika
2 1/2 Tbs dried mustard
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 /2 dried thyme

Combine all ingredients, store in airtight, labeled jar. Coat your meat or poultry in mixture and hour before grilling and enjoy!