All About the Cookout
Summer brings the sunshine—as well as dozens of reasons to get together with friends and loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, feeding the family reunion or bonding with your buddies, we have delicious and helpful inspiration for easy summer meals. Browse cookout ideas, explore international flavors, shop party essentials and much, much more. Shop in-store, drive-by for pickup or have your goodies delivered or shipped (we even offer free shipping!*).
Summer Cookout Essentials
We’re not sure if it’s the atmosphere, the great food or the legendary memories they leave behind, but backyard cookouts are the epitome of summer entertaining. Gear up for grilling season with crowd-pleasing staples, must-have tools, outdoor games and more.
Grilled Foil Packets
Grilling food inside of a foil packet enhances the flavor and keeps cleanup simple. This year, take things to the next level with a Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus, Grilled Chicken and Summer Squash or come up with your own signature combination of veggies, protein and herbs.
It doesn’t matter if it’s greens- or pasta-based, a stand-out salad takes your menu from bland to grand. Get creative with a Zucchini ‘Pasta’ Salad, whip up some Stir Fried Grilled Summer Vegetables or impress guests with a Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad topped with a sweet vinaigrette.
Skewers are a great summer party food because you can layer them with any veggies or protein you have on hand, everything is cooked and served on a stick and, best of all, guests don’t need to worry about finding utensils or a place to sit and eat. Consider classic Grilled Vegetable Kabobs, Grilled Seafood Skewers with Spicy Smoked Remoulade or one of the many other skewered summer recipes we’re showcasing on this page.
For more summer dinner ideas, consider taking your taste buds on a trip around the globe. Enjoy the warm and complex spices of Indian cuisine, fire things up with a spicy Mexican dish or see what other exotic favorites we’re sharing from around the world.
The sun might be hot, but you’ll be staying cool with satisfying summer drinks. Stock up on water, soft drinks, lemonade and beer, or wow guests with a mouthwatering cocktail (like this Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail or Blueberry Vodka Lemonade).
We’re making it easy to grab everything you need for your summer party in one stop. Shop napkins, plates, plasticware and other entertaining essentials right here. For more summer meal planning and everyday meal inspiration, check out our Meal Planning Page or BBQ Recipe Guide. Remember to check out our digital coupons and weekly ad for deals on everyday favorites.
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