Special thanks to Johnsonville for sponsoring today’s conversation! As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own.
‘Tis the season for giving, and the time for cheer! Did I get my calendar mixed up, you ask? Not a chance! This year, the season of giving has come much earlier thanks to Johnsonville! National Bratsgiving Day is August 16th, and Johnsonville is celebrating by creating Bratsgiving!
The Story Behind Bratsgiving
Like any great holiday, there’s a story behind Bratsgiving. You see, Carl (the great Bratsgiver) goes from house to house on Bratsgiving Eve, spreading the joy of the holiday and leaving behind delicious brats at each house he visits!
How to Celebrate Bratsgiving
Bratsgiving is a call to action to gather around the grill with your family and friends, sharing the delicious gift of Brats! With such a wide variety of Johnsonville bratwursts available (both fully-cooked and fresh) you’re sure to find something that perfectly matches you and your guest taste preferences. Stick to the basics with Original flavors, or spruce things up a bit with fun flavors like Cheddar… or even Jalapeno & Cheddar if you’re feeling really bold!
I had the opportunity to celebrate Bratsgiving here in Kansas City with several other locals! Johnsonville hosted a spectacular back to school celebration, and the kids all had a ball! There were several fun activities for the kids and informational stations for the parents. The kids even had the chance to gather around and listen to the story of Carl the Great Bratsgiver.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Bratsgiving without some delicious Johnsonville Brats! The grill was all fired up, and Johnsonville was gracious enough to provide all of us with some very delicious treats.
What Bratsgiving Means to Me
My family and I left the Bratsgiving celebration with full tummies and lots of books and goodies.
Most importantly, we left with smiles on our faces and the unequivocal memories of precious time spent together and memories to last us a lifetime. To me, that’s what Bratsgiving is all about. Bonding with family and friends and celebrating, without the usual holiday stress or worries.
Plan Your Bratsgiving Celebration
Want to join in on the fun? Plan a Bratsgiving celebration for you and your family!
Johnsonville Brats are available in Trays and Party Packs, which makes feeding your guest a breeze. I suggest trying a few different flavors to keep things fun! You can choose from; Firecracker Bratwurst, Original Brats, Beer ‘n Brats, Cheddar Brats, Grilling Chorizo, Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Brats, Hatch Chili Brats, and Buffalo Bleu Brats!
So many options! Don’t forget to leave your kitchen window open on Bratsgiving Eve so that Carl the Great Bratsgiver can leave behind some delicious brats in your fridge!
Which flavors will you choose for your Bratsgiving celebration? Drop a comment below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.