Stocking Up Your Summer Kitchen

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:21PM

Whether it’s a big Memorial Day barbecue you have planned or a weekend lunch with family, you’re probably getting more and more excited to use your outdoor kitchen! If your Kargar home came with one ready and built-in, all you need to do is stock it up with drinks, food and supplies that will make outdoor entertaining a breeze.

Here is our go-to list for what every outdoor kitchen should have this spring and summer:

Tongs, spatulas and the works: With the impressive drawer and cabinet space that comes with your outdoor kitchen, there will be plenty of room for the tools of the trade—tongs, spatulas, corn holders, spoons, cooking forks, and more. By storing this all in a clean, accessible space, you’ll be able to make sure your cookware is ready to go whenever the occasion calls.

Paper-ware: We all want our outdoor kitchens to be just as stylish as our indoor ones… but unless you’re throwing a lavish dinner party, it’s okay to stick with paper plates and plastic forks, spoons and knives to enjoy your lunch or dinner outside! Save yourself the trouble of cleaning up and save time for enjoying the company of family and friends.

Rubs and spices: If your spices are stored in freshly-sealed containers, you can store them in a dry outdoors cabinet until you’re ready to use them on your barbecue steak, chicken or corn-on-the-cob. Keep everything in one place so there’s no searching or running-around for what you need later on.

Drinks for all ages: Keep your outdoor mini fridge stocked with drinks all ages can enjoy… nothing beats an icy refreshment on a hot day spend out in the sun!

Nonperishable snacks: It might be a good idea to keep your sealed, nonperishable snacks (such as chips and pretzels) outdoors in a safe cabinet or drawer. This will ensure that you always have a “designated” set of food to be enjoyed whenever you host your next impromptu lunch or dinner cookout. Just be sure to bring unfinished food bags inside to avoid bugs and other invaders trying to snack on your food!

Fresh herbs: While the fresh herbs might not actually be kept in the kitchen, they’re able to be planted just across the yard. Look into starting an herb or vegetable garden to keep fresh spices and veggies on hand whenever your meal calls for them, and taste the fresh difference!


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