A week or so ago I was contacted by a company called Man Crates Gifts for Men who asked me if I would be interested in sharing a post about what I consider cookout essentials. Intrigued by the idea of a ‘man crate’ I headed on over to their website to see what they were all about.
If you’ve ever not known what to get a man for a holiday or birthday and ended up with something like a tie or paper weight, this really is the solution for you. Basically, Man Crates was created to avoid terrible* gift choices like that.
(*Not saying there aren’t men out there who don’t want a tie or paper weight, but I’m going on a hunch that they’d be more impressed with something like oh, say, a Bacon Jerkygram.)
As you can see while it’s called a Man Crate, it doesn’t specifically need to be for men. And the four I mentioned are just a few options on their site. Golf lover? Covered. Zombie fanatic? Got that too. Coffee addict? Caffeine approved.
Anyway now that I believe I’ve convinced you that you should order one (or two or five) of these, let’s get to the purpose of this post, which is for me to share with you what I consider cookout essentials. Maybe if I’m lucky they’ll even think my choices are so perfect and create the Cookaholic Wife Created Cookout Essentials Man Crate.
Or maybe not, cause that’s a mouthful.
Smores are a necessary item for any cookout. Or well, ever. But using my vanilla bean marshmallows and topping them with bacon? It doesn’t get better than that. (Come on, you know I had to include this)