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Drawer-a-Day, The Pantry Edition

November 19, 2010

Laura’s Blog Entry

It all started with this one pot. I just HAD to get a special pot for making stovetop popcorn. HAD to. There was nothing in the kitchen that was quite right for that function.

Yes, in my quest of “from scratch” food, microwave popcorn is banished from the house. It’s actually quite inexpensive and pretty easy to make it on the stove. Only drawback is the clean up. Which isn’t that bad, really. Here’s a link to the recipe that I’ve been using. Thanks, Meghan, of the “Stitch It” podcast, for getting me all hopped up to do this.

Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yeah. This pot. This pot with no home in my kitchen.

So I had a brainwave that I could rework our little pantry cabinet to fit the pot. A little rearranging and voila! It fits!

[I just want to take a moment to say that I am completely aware that this is entirely a first-world problem. A whole blog post about fitting a new pot in a cupboard. Boo hoo. Life is soooo hard. But little things like this spur me on to be organized. If I bring something new in, if there is no room, something old has got to go. One in, one out. It’s a good policy that keeps your stuff from maxing out your space.]

Helpful tip of the day: I’ve found it quite nice to have the dry good – like baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and such – in little white trays. That way I can pull out a tray and get to what is at the back more easily. Plus it looks super organized.

Only about 500 more little jobs like this and the house will be perfection!

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