Last night I organized the pantry.* The pantry rocks. The custom wire shelves are so spacious and wonderful, I'm really glad we went ahead and included them in the construction package. Now, we just have to get some more food to fill it out! In preparation for moving I cut back on buying canned, dried, bottles and otherwise shelf-stable foods. But that's all over now! Deals Only, here I come...
In addition to food, we've also put the microwave and all the cookbooks in the pantry. It's great not having the microwave taking up counter space - because not only is our microwave huge, it's also ugly and old. er, I mean vintage. As is the step-stool I use so I can safely reach things on the top shelf. Not that I need it - I'm very adept at knocking things down of high shelves with a long wooden spoon, and then catching them with my other hand. Most of the time.
Panning to the left, standing in the doorway:
aaand turning all the way to the far left end. Which is now housing the liquor & wine selection. Note the "Mad Housewife" label merlot. I'm not sure who gave us that bottle as a housewarming gift, but it's about the best wine label I've ever seen. I hope the wine makes me smile as much as the label does. :)
It sure feels good to have the food stockpile all sorted out. I tried to make cookies a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't find any of the ingredients because everything was just all jumbled up on the shelves together after the move. Now that I can find everything, I'm not sure what I'm going to make. Something good!!
*For those of you who don't know about my dual food-hoarding and organizational neuroses, let me just say that that first sentence is packed with a lot more meaning than it may seem at first glance. Questions have been raised about the possibility that my genome might somehow contain some squirrel or marmot DNA. No-one questions my organizational prowess. Evar.