A few months ago, I was trying to organize the pantry and I was frustrated with it. The wire shelves drive me a bit nuts, even though I have a simple solution for them. And there are only 4 shelves in the whole thing, even though it’s very tall and could handle more. Things tend to get lost at the back of the shelves, just because it’s hard to see back in there.
So I called my dad, who is a genius. He’s also a contractor and has designed and built many, many kitchens (and other rooms) over the years. He immediately had an idea for making our pantry better. And what started as a good idea has turned into a great idea.
Behold the first draft of the design:
Dad is going to open up the front of the current pantry, because the inside is wider than the current opening. Then he’s building pull out shelves with drawer fronts. The top will be cabinet doors that open. And on the right hand side of the moulding, there will be a pull out for spice storage.
We’ve already tweaked this drawing a bit to add another set of drawers and to resize a few of them too. I can’t wait until it’s installed. That will probably happen in January, if all goes as planned. I’ll take lots of photos to share with you.
In other news, we’ve been eating pretty well so far on the Whole 30 plan. Today, we had the Beef Stew I made for the Slow Cooker Freezer Meals week of the Weekly Meal Plans. It was so good! You can get that plan as part of the Weekly Meal Plans. Keep reading for more info and a sneak peek at this week’s menu.
Simple Weekly Meal Plans
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans. When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included. Members have access to the whole month at one time, so it’s easy to plan whether you grocery shop once a month or every week. You can find out more about how to get the meal plans for yourself by clicking here.
Slow Cooker Plan
5. Italian Seasoned Salt Chicken in the Slow Cooker (as pork roast)