Thursday, September 9, 2010

Make Yourself at Home—Part 2

First it was a tour of my fridge and deep freeze.  Now, I invite you in to see my pantry (or pantries).  I don’t really have a pantry per se.  I’d kill to have a good sized pantry, but until we move I’ll just have to dream. (In my dream I also have an island in the kitchen, beautiful countertops, tile that does look dirty 5 minutes after I mop it, plush, cozy carpet, a big laundry room where I can actually do laundry, great, big walk-in closets, a huge, relaxing master bath, a bonus room for the boys play area, and a maid to clean it ALL. But I digress.)

So for now we have made this book self in the garage work for us.  It mainly is used to store our canned goods. We go through a significant amount of tomato sauce and paste, so we always stock up on that.  The boys like their fruit.  We’ve been buying a lot of fresh, but we like to keep some canned on hand in case we are out.  The ravioli is a quick, easy lunch when we are in a pinch.

Inside the house, I have a couple of sets of cabinets (Oh and a basket) I use for the rest of the pantry type foods. One set is above the microwave.  It has cereal, pop tarts, fiber one bars, oatmeal, & that kind of stuff in it. The Bisquick is now gone thanks to Elle the Heiress pigs in a blanket craving on Twitter the other night.  She had several of us craving them by the end of the night.

Another set of cabinets has our coffee, tea, jello, cake mixes, pastas, and such in them. Apparently I have Hamburger Helper.  I forgot that was even there. And it is almost cornbread weather! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some Jiffy corn muffin mix. I can’t make it better from scratch.


And we of course have a snack basket above our fridge. Don’t you to?  This is where we store the travel snacks.  You know?  The ones moms grab in case they need saving while running errands with the hellions monkeys children.  Goldfish crackers, animal crackers, graham crackers, regular crackers.  Are you seeing the theme here? We also keep our chips up in the basket too. Or sometimes they are beside the basket if it is overflowing, which it is right now.

That’s really it.  I think it’s pretty normal stuff that we have. Now let’s be nosey and see what Elle the Heiress and Katie over at Cleared for Takeoff  have in their pantries.  They are giving us a tour today too! But my real question is what’s in your pantry?  Care to show me around?


  1. Dang girl! You have lots of good stuff in there! Mine is so bare.... :(

  2. It's so full and so organized! I bet I could do my shopping in there!

  3. Aw you are so organized I love it :)

  4. Dang, you are organized! I need you tocome over and help me!!

  5. I am coming over to your house for dinner. And snacks. :)