On top of the stove I just have two things....a bowl of kosher salt and a bowl of ground pepper. Both have small scoops in them.
Now, since I live in a house that is close to a hundred years old, and the kitchen was designed by the good people of Lilliput, the cabinet is just two steps away. In there I have some Zatarain's creole mix, Tony Chachere's cajun spice, some Old Bay, dry mustard, sea salt, a pepper mill, whole nutmeg, cumin, cayenne and saffron.
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???