The other day I was sorting through my magazines and came across this photo. The entire pantry was decorated like this. Mixing bowls held collections of cookie cutters, Mason jars held flour, cereal and grains. Cookbooks were stacked and lined up on shelves. I was struck by the overall cozy look.
I began to think of the old mixing bowls in my attic and a few rolling pins tucked in drawers.
When I see pantries like that I can't help but wonder where the canned goods are hiding.
Looking at my own pantry, I knew it wouldn't be practical to have all my shelves look that way. On the other hand, I might be able to devote one tiny shelf for the cause.
Now when I open the door this is the first thing I see...
or maybe this is the first thing I see:
I guess it doesn't really matter which one I see first.
I'm just happy to have that little burst of cozy pantry going on.
It kind of makes the time I stand in there wondering what to make for dinner a bit more pleasant.
Speaking of that, what's for dinner at your house tonight?
I'm on my own tonight.
Sometimes that can be fun. Like last night I had one hamburger bun and a dab of pesto left in the jar. I sliced a chicken breast thinly, laid it on the bun and sprinkled some shredded mozzarella on top. In the toaster oven it went until the cheese was melted and the bun was crisp. At that point I spread the pesto on the bun and sliced a few heirloom tomatoes from the garden to put on top.
Tonight, however, is a different matter. Here it is almost 6:00 and I have no clue what I'll eat. Guess I'd better hop into the pantry for some inspiration.