Tuesday, July 19, 2011


It seems like 80% of my life revolves around food.  It could be higher…and that could be why I struggle with being “fluffy.”  Sigh…anyway, here’s some things I did with food this weekend.   Which brought me a great amount of joy, so don’t worry!


Made Salsa!  I had chopped tomatoes and Jalapeños in the freezer from last years harvest.  I bought onions at Sam’s club and used the last bit of spice’s from Weaver’s.  I am hoping to double or triple this before the summer is over.

Having a big family means I have to get creative with how and where I store food.  I have a nice little pantry in my kitchen where I keep my every day staples and I also use the closet in my back hallway that I affectionately call my “big pantry.”  Here’s a peak at the disaster that it was after grocery shopping on Friday.

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It’s an awkward space because it’s under the stairs so all the shelves are triangle shaped.  There are three shelves in there.  That top shelf is where I keep some of my big bags of wheat and you can see there’s a pellet gun up there too…it’s for shooting the chipmunks that are getting into my garden.  I don’t know why that duct tape is up there.

All those big frosting buckets hold bulk food in the form of grains mostly:  oatmeal, barley, wheat, salt, oat groats, ect.

When we were putting away groceries Friday I just kept telling the kids to put “it” in the big pantry and this was the result.  Then I got my hands on it, it looks like this now.


That’s a little better, awkward stuff in an awkward space.


See that pencil sharpener on the left?  That’s why everything is against the right side because I have to leave space for the kids to sharpen their pencils. 

I also have food stored in the coat closet by the front door, the office and the garage.  I’ve heard of people storing food under their beds as well, but I think I would forget about it there.  Do you have a unconventional place for storing food?


Mrs. Taffy


  1. hmmm... I store food in my hallway linen closet (inside pantry). Who has that many linens anyway? Also on shelves in the garage that I always forget about until I totally run out of something and HOPE there is some in there (like peanut butter or canned vegetables). I need you to come organize those pantries so I know what's in there!

  2. We have all of the sugar and sweets in the master bathroom closet to keep certain people from sneaking treats! Oh, and I had dark chocolate in my closet for awhile. My toddler loves the stuff and will climb the pantry shelves to get it, lol.


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