This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #TurnUpSummer
April showers bring May flowers is how the phrase goes but in my book, April showers bring May cookouts!! I’ve been itching to fire up the grill (and hand over most of the dinner duties to my husband) for spring and summer.
We did just that recently with the best grilled Ball Park® Hot Dogs toppings I’ve ever had! My tummy is rumbling just thinking about all the smells and tastes of the cookout. If your’s is too, hover over the image below to start shopping for your cookout essentials!
Grilling out is the number two reason I love summer. Just behind not having to take kids to school 5 days a week. Almost every childhood memory I have involves my dad firing up the grill.
Friends and family would fill the backyard for cookouts. All sorts of things were roasted over an open flame on our many camping adventures. Coolers were filled for picnics at the park where we’d claim the table with the best park grill.
I love carrying on the tradition with my family. Gathering together outdoors in beautiful weather with smells of Ball Park Hot Dogs and Tyson® Individually Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts grilling, loved ones laughing, and country music playing!
Does anyone else love the combination of a cookout and music? It just adds an element that completes the perfect afternoon!
Some of the participating products include Ball Park Hot Dogs, Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken, Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns, and Chinet Plates. All the essentials for a memorable cookout.
Other essentials include the best grilled Ball Park Hot Dog toppings! I’m going to come right out of the gate with the fact the grilled pineapple is my favorite of all time.
Yes, I’m going with pineapple before bacon here. Shocker, I know! But there is something about the grilled juicy sweetness of the pineapple paired with Ball Park Hot Dogs made without by-products, fillers or artificial colors or flavors that makes my tastebuds dance.
In addition to pineapple and bacon (I grill bacon last, using a foil layer over the grates), I also like to through mushrooms and onions on the grill. They make a quick and easy topping for hot dogs and can be grilled in foil pouches while the Ball Park Hot Dogs and sliced pineapples are grilling!
Besides being quick and easy, mushrooms and onions also work wonderfully for my Swiss Mushroom and Onion Chicken Sandwiches! In the same foil pouch, I put both diced and sliced onions and mushrooms.
The sliced ones I put on Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken that can be cooked from frozen (no need to thaw!) with a melted slice of swiss and finished with Ball Park® Hamburger Buns, America’s favorite bun. YUM-O!
My cookout secret weapon is Chinet® Classic White™ dinner plates! I’d rather spend time relaxing and jamming with my friends and family instead of cleaning up after the food is gone.
Premium disposable tableware like Chinet makes serving even those heavy meals easy, and cleaning up is a breeze!
Man, I don’t know about you but I am so ready for lots more summer grilling, lots more dancing to country music, and tons more memories! If you want to plan the best Grilled Hot Dog Topping Cookout here are my tips:
*Get your toppings ready for grilling while the grill is heating up.
*Pineapple: I used sliced pineapple in a can to save time.
*Mushrooms: I sliced and diced baby bellas and placed them in a foil pouch with a little butter.
*Onions: For onions, I used yellow onions sliced and diced and placed them in a foil pouch.
*I grilled the hot dogs and all the toppings at the same time and everything turned out perfectly.
*Bacon: I placed a layer of foil across the grate and grilled the bacon on it, turning it over once. I grilled bacon last so everyone who didn’t want bacon (as if that is possible!) could start eating.