From Melynda (Mom's Sunday Cafe), in Vancouver, Washington:
I have so enjoyed this series, and commented that I would hate to see it end; that is when the challenge came about, and Lydia suggested that I send in my own pantry. At the time I did not have a pantry, only little "cubbies" around the house that held the various kitchen things that even if I had not used in a while, I didn't want to part with. Our little home is just that, little!
I was so happy to see a built-in pantry on Craigslist, that was being removed during the remodel of a 60's era home. We got it and brought it home. I was not concerned that the wood was different, actually everything in our home is different! It needed some minor repair, but nothing more than a couple of hours. I must confess I did not let it sit more than a week before I pushed for it to be done!
All of the grains, pasta, dried fruit and nuts are decanted into half-gallon and quart jars. The bottom shelf if a baking shelf. The red canisters are sugar (white, brown, powdered). All-purpose flour is there along with homemade biscuit mix.
I love it now that the kitchen has been made usable with some extra cabinetry. I now have a kitchen pantry and the linen closet down the hall is the overflow. Of course there are still little areas of kitchen things, and as I continue to organize I am getting them eliminated.
Thanks for letting me visit these pantries, Lydia. I learn something new each time!
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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