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holly-ivy

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Reading Assignments from Houseworks:
:grin: * In the kitchen - pages 102-113
:grin: * Get organized in refrigerator, freezer and pantry - page 114-123

:grin: Inspiration from Web

Holiday Prep:
:grin: * Organize holiday recipes.
:grin: * Plan Thanksgiving menus.
:grin: * Plan holiday baking.
:grin: * Buy containers for freezer meals, baked goods or kitchen gifts.
:grin: * Buy Thanksgiving turkey.
:grin: * Bake pumpkin/raisin bread, pumpkin/nut bread.
:grin: * Do a tabletop check.
:grin: * Clean out the refrigerator.
* Clean out the freezer. - not going to happen, freezer is almost full
:grin: * Set up a freezer inventory.
* Organize and inventory the pantry.
:grin: * Stock up on seasonal staples.
:grin: * Plan potluck meals.
:grin: * Add freezer meals to the freezer.
 
After this week I will have ALOT of catching up to do. Baseball tournaments should be over after this week and I will have my nights back again (for about 2 months..lol). I think I only have games 2 nights this week so my first priority is my bedroom and the gift closet so i can assess what "black friday" shopping is or isn't necessary. Then the following week it's prepping for Thanksgiving!!! And so on and so on.......
 

HouseElf

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This week is bitter sweet for me. Our Kitchen has been "gutted" - down to 2x4's and brick! There is nothing to store anything into. We are using Rubbermaid bins to store our food and pantry items in (we do have a fridge though :haha: )

I just need to keep focused :huh: ... it will be nice when it is completed!
 

Holiday Joy

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Yes, HouseElf, just keep closing your eyes and picturing your gorgeous new kitchen!!

The pantry is always, always a challenge for me. I just can't find a nice way to keep it organized and looking nice! We have a small walk-in (step-in?) pantry, but it always seems to be cluttered. Then when DK's rummage through looking for stuff to eat or make (they've developed an interest in cooking, which I don't want to discourage), they really set my organizing back.

What kinds of bins/baskets/shelving/organizing items work in YOUR pantry, everyone?
 

holly-ivy

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Doing better than expected this week with the prep. Focus today is the walk in pantry.

Holiday Joy this is always a challenge for me to do, especially maintain. The shelves are labeled which helps keep some semblance of order. Disaster happens when I'm in a hurry, or buy quantity on sale and jam them in any which way. Really have no suggestions. I do know for me I need to declutter small kitchen appliances that are stored in the back of very deep shelves that are seldom used, waffle maker, popcorn poppers, etc.


Holiday Prep:
:grin: * Organize holiday recipes.
:grin: * Plan Thanksgiving menus.
:grin: * Plan holiday baking.
:grin: * Buy containers for freezer meals, baked goods or kitchen gifts.
:grin: * Buy Thanksgiving turkey.
:grin: * Bake pumpkin/raisin bread, pumpkin/nut bread.
:grin: * Do a tabletop check.
:grin: * Clean out the refrigerator.
* Clean out the freezer. - not going to happen, freezer is almost full
:grin: * Set up a freezer inventory.
* Organize and inventory the pantry.
:grin: * Stock up on seasonal staples.
:grin: * Plan potluck meals.
:grin: * Add freezer meals to the freezer.
 
Okay baseball is officially over til Spring...yeah!! We have a celebration dinner tonight but that's okay.

~ This afternnoon clean out refrigerator
~ Finalize shopping list with new food ads
~ Inventory grandfather's cupboards (my grandmother passed and left him with lots of stuff and he keeps yelling at me to use that stuff up first)
~ Make a "plan of attack" for when I am making all the items
~ Go through all dishes and serveware
~ Confirm guest list
~ Pray for a miracle...lol :haha:
~ Make sure I enjoy the day more and not a complete slave to the kitchen this year :turkey: