Grilling days are on the menu! We have some ideas you and your family will love, while you are loving eating more meals with your family. Warmer days also mean grilling outside can keep inside cool and comfortable.

Let’s check out this week’s meal planning items.

Sausage & Peppers:

1 pack Market 32 Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage

1 bag Mini Peppers

1 bag (2lbs.) Sweet Vidalia Onions

1 pack PICS Hotdog Buns

1 container Market 32 Deli Salads (Buy one get one FREE)

Shop for Sausage & Peppers here!

Chicken Drumsticks:

4 lbs. Market 32 Chicken Drumsticks

4 ears of sweet corn (10/$2 with an eCoupon)

1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s Hot Sauce

1 container Market 32 Deli Salads (Buy one get one FREE)

Shop for Chicken Drumsticks here!

Meal 1: Sausage & Peppers

Sausage and Peppers is a versatile meal that can be prepped and cooked in different ways. Check out these hacks and tips!


2 clean cutting boards

1 Chef Knife

BBQ grill skillet or BBQ grill sheet 


PICS Olive Oil or PICS Vegetable Oil Spray

Grill the sweet or hot Market 32 Italian Sausage on the grill, and sizzle colorful mini peppers sliced into strips, and sweet Vidalia onions sliced in whole, thin rings in a grill-friendly pan with some PICS Olive Oil (in the seasonal and grilling displays in the store!). The sausage, topped with sizzled peppers and onions, fits perfectly on a PICS Hot Dog Bun, with the fresh Market 32 Deli Pasta Salad rounding out your plate!

Try our these Sausage & Pepper Kabobs!


Good Cook Bamboo Skewers

Simply Done Napkins

Meat thermometer

BBQ corn holders

Measuring cups

TBSP measure


Good Cook basting brushes 


PICS Vegetable Oil Spray

PICS Sugar

PICS Kosher Salt

Accent seasoning

PICS White Vinegar

PICS Unsalted Butter

Soak skewers in water for 15 minutes while you prep the sausage and veggies. Slice each sausage into 3 pieces. Slice the mini peppers into two halves and the Vidalia onion into chunks. Thread the veggies on the skewers with a pepper half on each side of the chunk of onion and on each side of the piece of sausage. Grill on low, turning to ensure the sausage and vegetables cook through. Serve the kabob in PICS Hot Dog Bun, and remove the skewer, leaving the sausage and vegetables on the bun.

Meal 2: Finger-Licking Good Grilled Chicken Drumsticks, Sweet Corn, and Market 32 Potato Salad

This meal is a breeze and sure to please! Almost no prep and easy clean up – everything cooks on the grill, making it the summer version of a “1-pan” meal.

Hack – Soak corn in 3 cups cool water with a dash of salt and tsp of sugar for about 10 minutes. This helps the kernels stay tender while you grill them up. Brining the chicken legs ensures they are moist and juicy – see the recipe for that here:

Light sodium brine: for 12 – 18 chicken drumsticks.

10 cups water

¼ cup PICS sugar

¼ cup PICS White Vinegar

2 TBSP Accent + 1 TBSP Kosher Salt OR 3 TBSP Kosher Salt

Place brine in a large pot or container. Add the chicken drumsticks, move the pot to the refrigerator and allow to soak for about 20 minutes. When ready to cook, remove from the pot and shake to remove excess brine. Discard the used brine. Place chicken in a foil tray or platter to transport to the grill, and set up a clean platter for the cooked chicken and corn.

A quick spray of PICS Vegetable Oil on the chicken legs and the corn will minimize food sticking to the hot grill.

Cook the chicken over a medium hot fire, turning every few minutes to brown evenly and cook to internal temperature of 165 degrees. The corn and chicken are well-matched for the grill – both will take about 20 minutes to cook. Corn will gradually caramelize, lightly browning. Consider using separate tongs. At the 15 -minute mark, brush on the Sweet Baby Rays Hot Sauce for the adventurous eaters in your family! Turn the chicken legs one more time to caramelize the sauce. Serve with Market 32 Potato Salad, and a pile of Simply Done Napkins!

Family Meals Movement burst

Did you know – more family meals help children learn social skills and support better mental health? A fun conversation starter for May – who has the most flowers in their yard on your street? Did you see any birds or bunnies today?