IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!! Run, do not walk, to get Dad an outdoor griddle for this Father’s Day. Maybe you are saying, “Mimi, I am not a procrastinator! I already have Father’s Day covered!” That’s ok, keep this idea in mind for the next time you need a great gift idea. However, our family is definitely going to have some outdoor griddle fun for Father’s Day this year!
My son brought this perfect idea up about a month ago. I casually mentioned it to my amazing chef of a husband. I have to admit, at first he totally pooed pooed the idea. Being the loving family that we are, however, we knew not to listen to him. However, the joke was on us because exactly one week before Father’s Day, my loving husband decides he is going to go buy himself an outdoor griddle grill! What?!?!
It’s Not Father’s Day YET! ~
Yes, you are correct! He went ahead and bought it himself! At first we were all frustrated, but seeing how happy he is made the frustration fade quickly. The man is happiest with a grill and a beer! Besides, we decided there are now a slew of accessories he will now need for this new type of grill. So….many…..gift…..ideas!
Click here for a MUST HAVE set of accessories for the griddle!
Cast Iron Grill Press is another necessity!
Hard Lid Cover is a DEFINITE must if you purchase one without a lid attached!
All in all, I was personally glad that he went ahead and picked out the one that he wanted. He purchased his at Cabella’s, however, you can find them at most home improvement stores and, of course, on Amazon. As you can see above, it really didn’t ruin the gift idea for the kids as there are so many accessories available for the MANY different types of meals you can cook on this awesome grill!
Things to Consider When Purchasing ~
There are many features you will need to consider when deciding on which outdoor griddle you want:
- Number of burners (Brad wanted 4)
- Attached lid or not
- Sturdiness of the whole unit
- Drain hole in upper left front corner (for easy access to remove the grease)
- Sturdy shelving on both sides
Pinterest Anyone??? ~
You can be sure that I will have a new Pinterest Board set up by the end of the day today. There are so many fun ideas just waiting to be created on this grill! The first night we did smashburgers (as you can see from the pics). Wow! Those were AMAZING!
Tonight we are doing breakfast for dinner. We are huge lovers of the Waffle House (very low cal, I know! 😉). Now Brad can recreate all of our favorites right here at home!
Do you follow me on Pinterest yet???? Mimi~A Great Name for Grandma Pinterest Ideas can be found here! I am on Pinterest daily looking for new ideas from grandparenting to cooking to gardening and more! Do you have a Pinterest account? Drop your name in the comments below….I would love to follow you as well!
How Is This Grill Different?~
There are a lot of accessories available for the traditional gas and charcoal grills that allow you to do pretty much the same thing. Believe me when I say, we own most of those accessories! For instance, there is a griddle top that you can place on your gas or charcoal grill. If you do not do a lot of grilling, this is perfect!
Griddle top for Gas and Charcoal Grills
We bought him one of these a few years ago, and we have gotten great use out of it. It was an earlier Father’s Day gift along with this fun breakfast set. One of the things I love most about cooking breakfast outdoors is the clean up is SO much easier!
Check out the fun griddle breakfast set here!!!
Do We Still Love Our Traditional Grills? ~
The answer is definitely YES! As stated earlier, Brad is happiest with a grill and a beer! He has a deck, “The Penarve,” dedicated to all of his grills. It got so crazy that we had to give it a name (thanks Kelly W 😉 for coming up with the winning name!) My personal dream is that some day Brad will open a restaurant. The tough choice is what name should he give to his restaurant?
- The Penarve
Cast your vote in the comments…I would love to hear your opinion! Maybe you have a different name idea…let me know!
For now, he will keep doing his magic on the Penarve at the Latinovich homestead! Stay tuned for some great cooking ideas because you KNOW he will be creating those wonderful meals and I will be sharing them!
Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful fathers! Enjoy!