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.
Another weekend, another cookout.
But this time, The Professor (and, by default, I) wasn’t (weren’t) hosting.
Seemed as good a time as any to pick another tool from the OXO #WhataGrillWants box to try out.
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.
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.
[I was told by my hostess that she would make a salad and I should bring a side.
I just needed to locally source* a few more ingredients.
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.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.
Overall, a great little gadget to have around, for grill time…or any time.
[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.]