in the photo, my baking cabinet doesn't look that bad but it was not working for me. It was hard to get to things and that support bar in the middle has to be worked around.
the white baskets were not working on that bottom shelf. See how the sides flare out so there is quite a bit of wasted space?
At Dollar Tree, I found the 3 pack of green baskets, on the bottom shelf now, and I think they work much better.
I sorted things, and reused the white baskets on other shelves.
I put labels on everything that needed one and refilled the canisters that needed refilled.
and if your an eagle-eye for details, all 3 of these shelves have different shelf paper, not sure why, but we have lived here almost 15 years and I guess some needed replaced when others didn't
having the cabinet in order, made baking easier.
I baked a cherry pie over the weekend and put some crusts in the freezer.
the pie crust scraps get sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and baked like cookies- yum!
I had some over ripe bananas so I baked a double batch of banana pecan bread that will be served to our Easter guests.
besides the baskets at Dollar Tree, I bought this silly whale bubble machine. It runs with 3 AA batteries. Pour bubble liquid in its mouth and turn it on.
It blows lots of bubbles and is pretty fun for a $1 toy.
This weekend, I shopped at Aldi with my husband and 2 school age grandsons.
You all liked the commissary haul I posted last month so I took photos and here is a big Aldi haul---
the 3 pound bags of sweet potatoes were just .69, 10 pounds of russet potatoes and 2 pounds red onions
eggs, Fuji apples, a head of ice berg for tacos and sandwiches, strawberries, baby carrots
3 bags of salad mix, 1 bag spinach, little cucumbers and little tomatoes
bananas and almonds for baking
4 bags of frozen veggies
sandwich bread, croissants for breakfast sandwiches and tortillas
whole milk, chocolate milk, half and half cream and 2 orange juice
the 4 year old requested the chocolate milk
frosted shredded mini wheat cereal- all the grand's favorite cereal
strawberry applesauce cups - 8 year old grand requested these
ketchup, mustard, precooked bacon and paper plates
a pizza that we ate for lunch for lunch after shopping and it was really good!
2 spiral hams- they were $1.19 a pound
lots of cookies - remember Grandpa and 2 grands were shopping with me
I hardly ever buy cookies but Aldi cookies are good and very low priced compared to name brand cookies at other stores.
I won't blame the chips on anyone because when I do buy chips, I usually buy about this many at Aldi. They keep a long time and they are about 1/3 the price at Aldi as other stores.
4 kinds of drinks to keep in the outside fridge and these will hold the grands for several months or more
4 new big shopping bags
and 2 little cars- for the grands who were shopping with us
you'll have to enlarge the receipt but I'm showing it if you want to check out Aldi prices. Our total was $150
that's all the cooking and shopping news from here - have a good rest of the week everyone