My kids love eating outdoors. I usually love it too, but sometimes I am more than a little bit reluctant. It can be a lot of trips in and out to haul everything for the meal. And inevitably, just as I sit to enjoy my hard earned burger, there's something forgotten. Maybe the relish, or the mustard. Sometimes it's hot sauce. After about four dozen trips I can eat my (cold) meal.
I've cut my dashes in and out for forgotten condiments way down by having a BBQ Fridge Shelf. If your fridge is like mine and the shelves lift out, you can do the same.
Our BBQ Fridge Shelf is one dedicated to the stuff needed for an outdoor meal. In one trip we can find and carry out all that needed to top our bugers and dogs. And then we just hang it back up in the fridge.
Here we store:
- Relish (our homemade zucchini relish)
- Mustard (regular and dijon)
- Hot sauces
- BBQ sauce
- Garlic mayo
The only regular condiment that doesn't fit is ketchup. Around our place ketchup is king and we buy it in a massive vat. (And, to be honest, ketchup is never forgotten. My kids would be more likely to notice if the ketchup missing from the table than if I were still in the house gathering up all the BBQ stuff.)