Costco is a beacon of hope during a summer packed with neighborhood water fights (post-fight Popsicles required) and backyard barbecues. No other store helps you plan more summer camp snacks and feed crowds of pool-dwellers more economically than this big-box retailer. (Also, Costco seems to crush it when it comes to in-store air conditioning!)
While not everyone can use a mass quantity of water balloons or an 11-person inflatable raft from Costco, at least once this summer we’ll all need to quickly feed a cookout crowd. Here are three of my favorite grilling shortcuts from Costco, plus two other top buys for the grill.