I thought I'd show you an option that you just might have and not realize it!
This is a 2 x 3-foot closet that my hubby put shelves in. We took the height of a quart canning jar and added a couple of inches then installed the shelves that far apart.
I can get approximately 400 jars in this small space.
Some of the things shown are tomatoes; tomato juice; squash; vegetable soup; dried cayenne pepper; pears; collards; turkey; green beans; pork; pizza sauce; chicken; salt; and more!
Never underestimate a small space!In the Pantry: The dried cayenne pepper sitting on the second shelf was added this week.
I air-dried quite a bit over the last couple of months and it was finally dry enough to be jarred.
Notice my 'fancy' way of labeling!!! I used recycled lids and freezer tape to get the job done.
It was what I had and so I used it!
In today's economy, we need to make everything count over and over again!
While we were traveling last month, I treated myself to this book, The Modern Pioneer Cookbook. It's been on my wish list ever since I learned about it several months ago.
It did not disappoint me!
This seasoned cook and home preserver found several things she wanted to try!
Sewing: My sister and I started our 3rd annual quilt-a-long via technology this week and we've been able to work on them some every day. We're off to a good start!
Fitness, Health and Self-Care: I'm happy to report that, as of this writing, I continue to be back on my fitness plan, my head is in a good place mentally and I'm chipping away at the weight I put on while traveling. I'm down 2 pounds since this time last week. It feels good! If I can drop another 2 pounds this coming week, I'll be back to my pre-traveling weight. Wish me luck! I know that some may think that I'm making a big fuss about a few pounds, but it's those few pounds that can grow into much more if the behavior that put them there is continued. I've often said that keeping the weight off is harder for me than losing it which means I have to be diligent in staying within the boundaries I've set for myself. That's what I'm striving to do, stay in those boundaries!
Bible Study: I've continued to do my daily Scripture writing in addition to preparing to launch this new avenue of teaching.
Bargain Shopping: We've done very little grocery shopping since we've been home, but hubby did come across Raisin Bran cereal on a pretty decent sale and purchased 3 boxes. We both like Raisin Bran and it makes for a quick meal.
Reading: I've been reading 'A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23' by Philip Keller. It has really helped me see the 23rd Psalm in a new light.
In addition: It's been a while since I've earned any Amazon affiliate money but this month I did. I used it to purchase new kefir milk grains. I made kefir milk for several years and then something happened to my grains. I never replaced them but have recently remembered how good the smoothies were that I made with the kefir milk. Kefir milk has a lot of health benefits too and at my age all the health benefits I can get are welcomed!
Tropical storm Ophelia is forecast to hit our area today and tomorrow. Thank you to those who have already reached out letting me know that you are praying. One just never knows what these storms will do or cause until they arrive in your area!
That's it for this week, how has your week gone?
Until next time,
patsi @ A Working Pantry
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
Sharing 43 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building
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Items I use in keeping my pantry well-stocked:
Food Saver Vacuum Sealer
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