Since Iâ€™m actually organized for the first time in my life, I thought my first blog post should be about my pantry. Iâ€™m darn proud of my pantry and my fabulous rackâ€¦ spice rackâ€¦ that is. Iâ€™m a huge fan of using a lazy susan for spices, oils, vinegars, etcâ€¦ so you can actually see what you have, without tearing your pantry apart. My previous pantry was so unorganized I would constantly buy things I already had. Never again!
Iâ€™ve purchased plastic containers for all my dry goods. Not only does it keep moisture and those lovely South Florida bugs out of your food, itâ€™s much more organized than having boxes and bags of stuff everywhere. I even borrowed the label maker from my office and labeled everythingâ€¦ yeah, Iâ€™m a full-fledged kitchen geek.
As you will notice, there is no â€œconvenienceâ€ or instant food items in my pantry. I only cook with real ingredientsâ€¦ never anything that just needs water and warming. I suppose the closest thing I do have to convenience food is Chicken Stock, and I only purchase the organic kind, which actually tastes like chicken! I love the paper cartons of Chicken Stock for convenience sake, as they are resealable and can be used up to 2 weeks after opening. I always have an open one in my fridge, to finish off sauces. By the wayâ€¦ you can either buy one carton at Whole Foods for $3 or 6 cartons at Costco for $9, and itâ€™s the exact same brand. Thatâ€™s your tip of the day!