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Big Boy Seasoning

Thursday, July 25, 2013

When I was growing up there were a chain of "Big Boy" restaurants around town. I believe there are still some around down South. Anyways, it was always a treat to go this restaurant because they had the best "Big Boy" burgers (sort of like Big Mac's from McDonalds) but they had this "Big Boy" seasoning you could put on it and Yum it was oh so good. They also had the best fresh strawberry pie you could sink your teeth into, but that could be another story. Back to the burgers. After a number of years the restaurants closed one by one. I finally decided to purchase some of that seasoning and use it on "Big Mac's. Than the seasoning ran out and the restaurants were all closed. So it was just a memory for many, many years.
One day coming home from a friends house we passed the place that was the last "Big Boy" that we could remember. (It is now a battery plus store). We started talking about the "good old days". The following day DH got on line (with out me knowing it) and found a "Big Boy" who sold the seasoning and order a couple of bottles. They came in the mail and I was doing a happy dance. We ran over to McDonald's and bought a couple of Big Mac's......because my eating habits have changed so much I could only eat 1/2 the sandwich, but enjoyed every bite. Than I got to thinking....now that I have the seasoning I could make that nostalgic sandwich healthier. So tonight for supper I had my own version of the "Big Boy" burger: 1 Italian light burger bun with sesame seeds, 1 slice of reduced fat cheese, 1 Morning Star griller, some lettuce, 1/2 TB of thousand island dressing and of course the infamous "Big Boy" seasoning.
It was very, very good.......glad I tried this sandwich, 'cuz I now have enough seasoning on hand to last a long time and I won't have to try to remember just how good those burgers were I can make my version of it and put a smile on my face and sit back and remember all the good times we used to have at "Big Boy's"
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a dinner as good as I did. ((HUGS))
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  • v LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1
    Great blog...you put a smile on my face !! I have fond memories too of eating at Bob's Big Boy as I was growing up ... it was the "in place" to be when I was in high school. Thank you for sharing !! emoticon emoticon
    1068 days ago
  • v GABIBEAR
    That sounds really delicious Barb! I'm so glad that you thought of making a healthy version that was just as good as the loaded one!!!! You rock! Have a great weekend!!!

    Gabi
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    1069 days ago
  • v JACKIE542
    Yes, I use to go there all the time, and we still have one close by. I like your healthy version, sounds very yummy. You have such a nice hubby, what a nice surprise, that he found the seasoning for you. emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    Thanks for the information. I wonder if you could do it with turkey burgers. I have some in the freezer. Now my mouth it watering.
    1069 days ago
  • v OLDERDANDRT
    What a yummy memory! Glad your DH got that for you! What a sweet guy! Hope y'all are having a great day!! ((HUGS))
    1069 days ago
  • v KATHRYNLP
    I remember Big Boy! It was the "In place" to go after the High School Friday Night Football Game. Thanks for the memories! emoticon emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • v CANNINGNANNY
    YUMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I remember those !!!!
    I Googled it for you.
    Here is a link for the recipe...There are 2 similar ones on this page.
    Amazon, also, sells the seasoning...
    http://www.recipeli
    nk.com/msgbrd/board_14/2010/DEC
    /35835.html
    I just posted a thread with the 2 recipes on our team...
    1070 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 8:18:50 AM
  • v HOLLYM48
    Way to make something like that healthy! I loved big macs but gave them up completely a year ago. Now we make cheeseburgers at home with much better ground beef and a lot less calories too. Never heard of a big boy so don't know what I missed out on those!
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    Have a great day!
    1070 days ago
  • v JUSTA123
    Great and what a sweetheart of a husband you have!
    1070 days ago
  • v KATHYJO56
    Hi Barb, I know what you mean about that seasoning. I like the way that you lightened up your own burger. Where there's a will, there's a way! lol We have Big Boys in our area, but they are slowing disappearing along the highways. emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    I remember Big Boy! The closest one to my family when I was growing up was 35 miles away. Needless to say, we didn't get there very often, but I remember it definitely was a treat! emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    We had one 60 miles away and I can only remember the sign
    because we never ate there. But I can only imagine the bliss
    you are feeling tonight. HUGS!
    1070 days ago
  • v MAUITN
    They use to be around, but haven't seen one in years. Glad you enjoyed your homemade healthy version.
    1070 days ago
  • v S3XYDIVASMOM
    Do you have any idea what goes into this mix? Could be wonderful, but if there's a lot of salt in it, it could mess up what sounds like both a nutritious and yummy meal. Nonetheless, it was very sweet of your husband to research and buy this product for you. What a great guy!
    1070 days ago
  • v MILLISMA
    I have heard of them but never been to one. Will have to google and see if I can find what the seasoning is like. Had to admit....the burger you made sounds yummy!!!
    1070 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Holy Big Boy! I LOVED 'em too (had 'em in IL and when I was in college, it was a favored place for lunch/dinner.) Glad you got the seasoning!

    HUGS and enjoy.
    1070 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Never heard of them. I have places like that from my childhood though.
    1070 days ago
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