Shameless fundraising plug: I'm raising money for the Central VA Race for the Cure in honor of my Aunt Dottie who passed away from inflammatory breast cancer, every dollar counts and I'd love your support!
In Ft. Worth there was plenty of country music:
And a giant neon cowboy.
I got back to Richmond around noon and wanted to pick up where I left off in my last post, organizing our kitchen to make it a little easier for me to find and get to stuff while I'm attempting to cook. I'm just tackling small parts of our kitchen at a time (cause I'm lazy) and the first thing I wanted to work on was my baking supplies.
I really like baking (it's more scientific, I like measurements!) but my baking supplies (flour, sugar, baking soda, etc.) were all over the place, which means I was running around the kitchen, occasionally tripping over or stepping on one or more of our cats who are always watching in amusement (and to catch anything edible that falls).
Before pictures: some stuff shoved in this cabinet which is beside the oven...
And some more stuff shoved in with our other food in the pantry (on the opposite side of the oven)
I've mentioned before that we're living in my aunt's house right now and she has these great ceramic canisters tucked into a corner between the oven and the stove. They had various crap in them so I washed them and for the most part, put in them what they were supposed to hold:
Sugar was an easy one, I also have brown sugar but I know from experience brown sugar gets hard as a brick if it's not in something air tight (but I did find some remedies if that happens!). Flour was not as cut and dry.
I really wanted easy access to both the all purpose and whole wheat flour but there was only one flour container. So I got a little crazy and mixed things up. We don't drink much coffee, so I put the whole wheat flour in the coffee canister and the AP flour in the flour container.
Note to self: the coffee canister does not hold an entire bag of flour. Also, when you dump flour into a canister you get a reenactment of my Lebron James impression.
I moved my tea from the tea canister:
To this cute mug:
And put the brown sugar and yeast packets into the tea canister:
Look how pretty they look!
They're easy to get to but also out of the way. Then Ty came downstairs and caught me doing this:
I wanted to move some of the martini glasses up since we don't really use them and leave more room for extra baking stuff.
Look how much nicer it looks!
So now we officially have a "Baking Station", organized and easy to get to. Now I think I need to make some cookies :)
Do you like to bake? What is your favorite thing to bake?