OXO Little Salad Dressing Shaker #WhataGrillWants

by Sarah on July 1, 2014 · 3 comments

I know y’all were probably hoping I wouldn’t be writing ANY of the OXO #WhataGrillWants reviews after the success of The Professor’s Chapter One write-up, but he has confessed a newfound respect for blog writing, and so I gave him a pass this time around.

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Another weekend, another cookout.

But this time, The Professor (and, by default, I) wasn’t (weren’t) hosting.

[Sadly, this meant no excess of leftover food in the fridge post-party, BUT it meant less time spent with The Professor watching me load his dishwasher with a critical eye cleaning up.]IMG_20140628_222733

Seemed as good a time as any to pick another tool from the OXO #WhataGrillWants box to try out.

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Chapter 2: Little Salad Dressing Shaker

Although The Professor literally could not stay away from the grill once we arrived, he did teach me that grill etiquette precludes one grillmaster messing with another grillmaster’s technique…so that meant it was MY turn to take advantage of a cookout accessory that didn’t involve fire.IMG_1644 (1024x683)

And since before I came around The Professor’s idea of a salad was four pieces of arugula covered with four tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette, I was clearly taking over the use of OXO’s Little Salad Dressing Shaker.IMG_1598 (683x1024)

My goal every Saturday (and some Tuesdays and Thursdays and, well, every day in the summer) is to see what my friends and the farmer’s market have to sell me and take it from there.IMG_1545 (1024x683)

The sweet preteen selling cucumbers and my favorite tomato lady instigated the procurement of their wares, and the subsequent salad creation.IMG_1607 (1024x683)

[I was told by my hostess that she would make a salad and I should bring a side.

But this was going to be a salad without lettuce, which I decided did NOT encroach on her salad making desires.]IMG_1667 (1024x683)

I just needed to locally source* a few more ingredients.

*locally source [verb]: steal from The Professor’s kitchen and gardenIMG_1570 (1024x682)

I will say that my tendency to just pour random amounts of vinegar, salt, sugar, and herbs onto my cucumber and onion summer salads has worked for me quite well in the past.

But the little OXO salad dressing shaker makes it a WHOLE lot easier to remember exactly how much of each ingredient you poured, you know, should you ever want to make the same dressing again.IMG_1626 (1024x668)And while the massive pile of basil and mint I put inside had to be removed and added to the final creation by hand, the salad dressing shaker is working as a lovely infuser in my fridge as we speak you read.

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Overall, a great little gadget to have around, for grill time…or any time.

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[Plus, it has a nice pour spout, which I know The Professor appreciates because that ratio of one tablespoon of dressing to every leaf of lettuce is apparently and accident caused by Paul Newmans’ lack of attention to pour spout necessity.]

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

This is so cool and I LOVE that it has a pour spout! I’ll be on the lookout for one of these!

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Heather @ FITaspire July 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I rarely use anything OTHER than my own dressing, this looks perfect!

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