Sunday, March 1, 2009

What to do on a snow day...clean out the pantry!

Recently, our food pantry started to look like it belonged to two lunatics. So TCV bought us some containers a couple of weeks ago in order to overcome the whole opened-and-clipped-bags-that-spill-everywhere issue. I put this re-organization off for a while because I knew it would be obnoxious, but today I honestly had nothing better to do; it looks like we may get 5 inches of snow by the morning, and in Memphis, even a half-inch of snow on the ground equals out-and-out pandemonium.

It took about two hours. I have now learned how to tell if things are rancid under TCV's supervision. I've also learned that we double-bought quite a few things. Soon I am going to need to figure out what to do with many disparate items such as Fluff marshmallow spread, mint sauce, and rice dumpling disks -- just a sampling of the myriad items that were lurking at the back of the shelves.

Do this in your own krazy kitchen, too, and I promise you won't be sorry. Every time I open the pantry now, I sigh with relief instead of dismay. Nice.


Barb said...

That looks great! I'll have to tackle mine again soon.

Stacey Greenberg said...

omg i am so jealous of this. our pantry is a nightmare! if it ever snows again i am going to put the millions of errant gladware containers in our drawer to good use!

Bianca said...

Key phrase being "if it ever snows again." Which is probably won't, at least til next February.

The pantry looks great though! I should have done something productive with my snow day. We went to Murphy's Sat night and drove around in it at like 4:30 in the morning.

Chris said...

Cooking in a clean kitchen is definitely therapeutic - certainly much better than scrambling for ingredients while something is being ruined on the stove.

Sarah E. Hoffman said...

LOL! two lunatics! I know that feeling - which is why I make regular pantry organization a priority!