Oh, wait. I forgot about the Christmas ornaments.
It was the second-highest point of my week. What can I say, I love to organize.
Some day I would love to have a huge pantry with matching canister after matching canister of powdered, brown, cane, and granulated sugar; wheat, white, bread, self-rising, and pastry flour; wild and white rice; kosher and regular salt; baking soda and powder; olive and canola oil...you get the picture.
Temporary digression: You know, I'm not sure if I like to cook because I love to eat, or if I just like to cook. Sometimes I have a strange desire to cook dishes I know I won't enjoy. What's with that?
I was so excited I washed those bad boys up right away and began filling them with all my staples.
Bread flour, sugar, brown sugar, and flour. These containers are nice and big. I was always filling my old ones up after every other use. It will be nice that these will last for a good long while. Please ignore the clumps in my brown sugar. It's fresh, I swear!
See how big it is? Almost the size of my wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer.
I think some day I should write a post about my Kitchen Aid mixer.
These are the minuscule canisters my flour and sugar used to be in. I should have taken a picture by my new ones so you could see it better. But if you can imagine, the big metal canister is about the same height (but has a smaller diameter) as the little plastic canisters. I shouldn't complain about the metal canisters; I did register for them as a wedding gift, after all, and someone oh-so-graciously purchased them for us. I do love them. I do. Especially now that I don't have to keep flour and sugar in them.
In these old ones I have white rice, wild rice, powdered sugar, and coffee grounds.
Someday I will have large matching canisters. They will be a beautiful assortment of cooking staples. And I will love them dearly.