Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pantry Organization~

Well, if you follow me on IG...you will know I spent part of yesterday touching up paint around the house.  So that hubby would know where I had painted, I put up hot pink heart shaped sticky notes.  Sorry honey, not love notes, but wet paint warnings instead! LOL

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!!!


Ron said...

WOW! I love the amount of pantry space you have. I adore an organized space. Thanks for sharing! xo

Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living said...

Nice job! Now I'll have to organize mine as well, but I left my label maker at school.

Laura said...

So when are you headed to my house? My pantry needs a reorg, too!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Your pantry pics make my organizing-loving heart sing! Want to come do mine??

Leslie said...

I like those labels Lauren! Having food in tight containers not only looks good it also helps keep everything fresh longer. Our pantry is being build as a type.. we are a couple months away from completing the house and it's a big mess. I will look forward to organizing when this is all complete.


henning love said...

ok you can come over to my place and organize my pantry, heck my entire kitchen :-)

Lauren and Eddie said...

This is amazing! Will you come and organize my kitchen?? ;)

Barrett said...

That is so organized. I don't know if that organization would ever last in my house. I need to get busy.

Unknown said...

The pantries look great. I love an organized pantry. I am a bit OCD when it comes to mine too!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have never seen anything more organized...I am so impressed and inspired! I know you love to cook because you have the greatest recipes but this is amazing! Do you date your spices? I am just starting to write the date I buy them in the bottom because I've heard they are not so great after 6 months or so. And what about vinegars?

Thanks for your inspiration...I feel like I need to get moving right now! :)

Jane xx

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness Lauren, you took organization to a whole new level. I am so impressed and hungry after looking at all your food! LOL!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh my goodness, it looks awesome!!!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

That is one neat pantry! It's huge and so organized, I'm jealous Lauren, I want one as well cool as yours....

Freckles Chick said...

Now that's a pantry to be proud of! Don't look at mine. I think there's like 5 bags of stuffing mix, assorted stale chips, too much taco seasoning, & Cheerios. Great makings for a casserole?! ;-)

Dixie Delights said...

I'm salivating at your pantry space AND how organized it is!!!