Other People's Pantries #82
Actually, this home has no pantry, so the hall linen closet was pressed into service. Much of my storage is in the basement. I am very blessed to have a basement. I have always been a food gatherer. I love to buy things when they are on sale and stock up.
On the top shelf notice the two liter bottles.
My brother and I were raised with a waste not want not attitude. I was raised in a subruban neighborhood with chickens and a large garden. We canned our own food as much was possible, visited the neighborhood fruit and vegetable stand and reused and recycled things way back before it was cool to do so. (I had to scale down from what my mother did in order to make it fit the pace fo my life.)
Many of my large jars were my mother's. I raided her shelves and begged for them. Recently I was given 4 new giant pickle jars since my father loves deli style pickles. I was thrilled to get them.
I am a wife and mother of 7 children. This waste not want not attitude that I was raised with has helped me to cook for my family and take good care of my family.
I save a lot of money money buying cereal grains by the 25-50 pound bag, along with powdered milk, Legumes/Beans, etc. In the PETE bottles they are protected from moisture and pests. (Be sure to wipe the bottles and bottle necks clean before you put them away in a cool dry place.)
I buy Germade from the Roller Mill instead of buying Cream of Wheat(R)at the grocery store at great savings.
I once found a restaurant sized 50 pound bag of pancake mix at a deep discount. I packaged it and used it for a long time.After the bit of fall canning that I do winds down I do a batch of Pinto beans and White beans in pints for the winter.
My motto is choose something new to do and keep it simple.
Thanks for peeking!