The weather is brighter, the days are longer, and the warmer temperatures are beckoning those of us who have been inside for what seems like eternity outside. The outside weather is enticing the all-so awesome looked forward to – grilling season! It’s time to give the crockpot a break, okay, maybe just a couple of days off, and use the grill to make dinner and dessert. The reality is, we still need shortcuts to spend less time in the kitchen and more time cooking, eating, and having time with friends and family.
The commissary has prepared shortcuts to make the grilling season easy and enjoyable. Just add a grill.
Check out the grill pack meat power box! The boxes provide multiple meat options, all while saving money! The grill pack meat power boxes have varying meat included from premade patties, rib racks, or sausages. Gather up your neighbors or a few friends and pitch in for a meat pack, and cover dinner for an evening all while enjoying the outdoors.
The produce aisle has a secret weapon – the pre-cut/prepacked section. When preparing for grilling, grab a pack or two of prepackaged veggies. Especially in preparing for warmer weather, cut mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes are found in plastic containers ready to go. Want a vegetable you don’t to cut – grab corn in the husks, artichokes, or asparagus, toss in some seasoning, and they are ready to go– yum! Grab precut celery to snack on while you are grilling, and heck, it is a nice treat not to have to do the cutting of veggies for skewers.
Check out the pre-cut stone fruits, watermelon, and pineapple in the produce aisle. Grilled pineapple and stone fruits like peaches are delicious on the grill! And if they are already cut for you – even better! Pre-sliced watermelon is ready to go. That’s less time cutting the core and peel off the pineapple, and more time spent grilling and eating!
The all-included pre-made marinade bags will spice up your dinner. The spice aisle boasts ready-made spice mixes and marinades that come in a bag and ready for any protein or vegetable you want to toss in. The beauty of the marinade bags is that they are ready to go. Add any meat from the meat power box or cut up mushrooms and peppers from the produce aisle, and all you need is to toss it on the grill! Lunch or dinner ready to go!
The bakery has you covered with bread and buns! Hit up the bakery for a variety of bread or buns. Rye, sesame, wheat, and French sandwich buns, or bread that can be made into buns.
Don’t forget the seafood. If you are looking for fish or shrimp to grill, check out the seafood counter at your local commissary to see what they have on offer. Oftentimes they also have shrimp or fish that has been marinated already and ready to cook!
Snack on popcorn. Not necessarily a shortcut, but with a couple of ingredients, you can grill up a yummy snack. If you have oil, popcorn kernels, and aluminum foil, foil packets of popcorn are ready to go for snack time! Pick up popcorn seasonings while at the commissary, and you are ready for multiple flavors of snacks.
What do you grill during grilling season?