Posts Tagged ‘pantry’

Back in January, I showed you the humble beginnings of my future walk-in pantry. My husband removed a window, created a new cement block wall, poured a slab, put down new tile and hand crated new shelves. I know these things didn’t necessarily happen in this order, and there are a lot of details I’ve left out (like how when we stared this project, temps were in the 30’s and we were getting a lovely draft in the house – and now I’d die for that weather as it’s 900 degrees on a daily basis).

Ta da!!! My husband worked his tush off getting this pantry finished – and I’m excited to share that we were able to move all of our food into it today! Just don’t look too closely. I still need to do a bit of organizing.

Below is a shot of our sad, old pantry – and if I have my way, it will no longer be standing by Christmas!! Note the nice 1970’s contact paper that lines the shelves. Please don’t ask why, after 11 years of living here, this is still around.

And what kind of day would it be in our house if we didn’t start another project! Stay tuned and I’ll give you and update soon.


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It’s our first week back with everyone where they should be – school, work, pre-school – and we were quickly reminded of how fast time goes in the morning. Unless we wake earlier than 7am, a hot breakfast where we sit and eat just doesn’t happen.

This leads to our first food mission (there are definitely more) – serving something healthy and filling, since breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I feel so guilty sending Z off to school with a bag of Cheerios and dried cranberries in bag to eat on the way to the car line.

So while I’m researching breakfast bars we can make at home, I’m going to throw it out there…have any meal ideas that match what we’re looking for? I’m in need of some fresh ideas.

And in the mean time, feast your eyes on the hole in our kitchen. Hopefully our new pantry will be finished in the next week. Wish us luck!

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