From Bob and Pam in Columbia Falls, Montana:
We recently moved into a 3 bedroom home, and needed only 2 for bedrooms. We had an extra bedroom close to the kitchen. So we made a pantry ... and love it!
Our new pantry houses a freezer, shelving, and a computer to look up recipes and look into other's pantries. Ours is 9x11 feet. We are able to control the heat/cold by blocking off the vents. We have a rolling work area to cut things for dehydration, or to get out multiple items, and measure things like rice/wheat/barley. I can go in our pantry and find most anything I need to cook or bake.
My husband loves the convenience of the Costco shelving. I have some in my kitchen as well, holding my pans and bakeware. Easily moved and cleaned behind.
We recently moved, and this is my final selection of favorite cookbooks! Nice area to go to look up new recipes, check emails, and be inspired.
We have several containers, this one is rice, that hold our bulk grains. We have wheat next to it and barley, and beans and lentils.
With the extra room to have a well stocked pantry we have been able to help out friends in need ... literally giving them a bag and saying ... Go for it ... "Go shopping".
Our freezer is full and we already have lots of dehydrated veggies and fruits. And we are ready for a long, cold, blustery winter.
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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