I also decided to clean out our fridge/freezer (I usually do this once a week prior to grocery shopping, but since we have been busy with VBS and house stuff it has been a couple weeks).
At that point, I was on a roll so why stop there. I decided to declutter our pantries (yes, I have 3) and throw away any expired goods.
So, I thought I would share those with you.
Picture overload...you have been forewarned!!!
Our staples pantry...this is where we keep extra spices (yes, don't judge...we have enough to open a store), stock/broth, oils, vinegars, extra condiments, pasta, rice, canned goods, and our baby girl's food and necessities (yes, I am talking about our spoiled rotten Cairn terrier).
Extra spices (well, some of them...others are stored on a shelf). The ones we use daily are stored in a drawer near our prep area.
I use Mason jars to store our extra mixed peppercorns, fine/coarse sea salt, and kosher salt. Regular salt, yeast flakes, mulling spices and assorted syrups/honey round out these bins.
Next up...oils...truffle, canola, grapeseed, unfiltered olive oil, EVOO, and an extra EVOO. We really need stock in EVOO...we use it daily!!!
Vinegars are stored under the oils...rice wine, apple cider, red wine, white wine, champagne, balsamic, tarragon infused. And lastly, extra condiments. Mayo, pepper sauce, ketchup, wing sauce, salad dressings, etc.
A look at the door storage and the inside.
Very top shelf hosts my red Vietri pitcher I use for special occasions and Christmas, and extra water pitchers. Next up is our stash of stock and broth, extra syrup (maple/blueberry) and distilled vinegar. Shelf below...canned goods-beans, olives, soup.
Next...pastas (GF), rice (varying). Underneath-GF mixes (pancake, baking, biscuit, pizza), GF breadcrumbs/panko and MORE spices...yes, there should be a group for Spices Anonymous!!! Hi, my name is Lauren and I am addicted to spices! LOL
Lastly, a few baking mixes (GF brownie/GF bisquick), onions, the princess's food and STUFF!
Our snack/breakfast/supplement pantry...
Top shelf...protein bars, crackers, cookies (my hubby has his special stash of non-GF favs on the right...Carr's table water crackers, triscuits and easy cheese). He has been so supportive of #2 and I's crazy dietary issues...we had to give him something people!!
Chip clips, popcorn, corn chips, pretzels, pirates booty (this you need to hide from the princess...who knew Cairn terriers love popped cheezy corn), and chips (currently sweet potato).
These bins vary...extras...rice cakes, GF ice cream cones and sprinkles, kale chips and my fav...jalapeno cheese straws!
Breakfast shelf...hubby's instant hot cereal, my GF oatmeal mix (GF thick rolled oats, raisins, chopped walnuts and cinnamon), GF granola for topping yogurt with, and GF cereals.
And lastly, our baking pantry. This is usually more impressive when #2 is home. She loves to bake.
Flours, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, corn/rice starch, yeast packets, cinnamon sugar mix, stevia drops, vanilla/almond extract, egg replacer, holiday sprinkles, food coloring, cupcake liners, pastry tips, cookie press and cutters to name a few!
Whew...did you make it through? As you can see...I am a bit OCD when it comes to our pantries. We cook most of our meals at home these days due to dietary restrictions, and having everything in order and easily accessible makes for a more pleasant mealtime.
Tomorrow I will be back to painting. More touch-ups and then on to #2s room redo-Lilly inspired!!!