I'll start off saying that I wish Darrell would agree to go back vegan but for now I guess it's a nice change up in the kitchen. Chicken. I have to say this stuff is pricey. I only buy hormone free, antibiotic free, blah blah blah free chicken. So, yes, it adds up. Today I purchased almost 20 pounds of chicken (15 breasts and 1 pound thighs). While preparing lunch from our menu (I actually switched lunch and dinner) I was able to prep these for the freezer. Normally, I would prep a little more, like cut them into cubes or strips. Today, I just wrapped them one breast per package and stuck them in my (thank you Rudd Farm) strawberry baskets and tossed them in the freezer. I decided it wasn't worth pre-cutting today since 1. I already have a jars with pre-cut chicken in the freezer and 2. I wanted a "quick" day in the kitchen.
Beans. This is how I store my dry beans. Yes. I realize I could leave them in the plastic bag I purchase them in but why? They don't stack nice and orderly in my pantry. Besides, isn't this more pleasing to the eye? Ok, so not the glare, but why take them all out just to snap a quick picture of. You get the idea (and yes, they are alphabetical)!
Stuff. Flax seed (bulk purchase I grind, we use as "eggs" and in smoothies/foods), sucanat, yeast, corn meal, nutritional yeast, etc. Everything here is bought in bulk and then stored in jars.
Spices. Bulk purchased and stored in half pint jars.
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