Hosting a Summer Cookout

Summer is in full swing! What better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a cookout? Even if you have to beat away a few rain drops… Hosting a Summer Cookout is always worth it!

Hosting a Summer Cookout doesn't have to be stressful or cost a lot of money! Bringing family and friends together the most important thing!

Thanks to Johnsonville’s Brats, we were able to have a grand old cookout to enjoy the warm weather. However, we did run into a small problem as the weather ushered in a storm as we were cooking up the brats! We would not be scared away! We whipped out the grill, put on the brats, and got cooking as the clouds rolled in. We were relieved to find that the brats cooked up quickly and easily.

Hosting a Summer Cookout

The clouds started to loom over us, but by this time we could smell the delicious food- there was no turning back. As the meat sizzled on the grill, we prepared our toppings. We put out the ketchup, mustard, and Dijon mustard. We chopped up the pickles, green onions, and red peppers. We set out some cheese, and we sautéed some onions and mushrooms. All of these toppings went well with the original and Beer N’ Brats brats. It was like a bratwurst bar!

Hosting a Summer Cookout

All of the toppings would also taste delicious on the other variety of bratwursts, sausages and grillers. This year Johnsonville brought back some fan favorites such as Firecracker and Jalapeno Cheddar. Or you can try some new varieties like Hatch Chili and Buffalo Bleu. There is something for everyone!

Hosting a Summer Cookout doesn't have to be stressful or cost a lot of money! Bringing family and friends together the most important thing!

The thunder was rolling, but our grill was rolling! This summer cookout certainly wasn’t boring, and with the new variety of bratwursts, neither was the food. If you’re not a big fan of bratwursts, like my son, you can also try Johnsonville’s line of Grillers. More than just boring burgers, these patties come with the flavors of Cheddar Cheese & Bacon and Swiss Cheese & Mushroom built right in. Before we knew it the food was ready- we beat the storm!

Hosting a Summer Cookout

The cookout was a success; one that we’ll be sure to repeat on this upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. After all, an all-American holiday deserves America’s best brand of brats.

Hosting a Summer Cookout doesn't have to be stressful or cost a lot of money! Bringing family and friends together the most important thing!

As a side to go with our cookout, we made some great Mexican Pasta Salad. A side like this with a little kick goes hand in hand with bratwursts. The best part about it is it’s super easy to make. Even with all the running around we had to do to beat the weather we still managed to whip up a batch.

Summer Cookout

With a bit of quick thinking and a lot of hustle, we were able to have a nice cookout without a drop of rain. These brats aren’t only easy to cook; they’re delicious as well. Perhaps next time we’ll try some new flavors, like the Firecrackers. Seems fitting for the Fourth of July, don’t you think?

Hosting a Summer Cookout

Don’t you think it’s time to step up your grill game? With Johnsonville you can! Check out Johnsonville.com for more information.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.

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