Time to GET STARTED and transform that pantry. Fall is here and in full force…and the holidays will be upon us before we know it. Imagine the feeling of having an organized pantry…one less thing to worry about!
Did you know that the word “pantry” comes from the Old French word “paneterie” meaning “pain”, the French word for bread? In medieval times food and supplies were stored in specific rooms: meats were stored in a larder, alcohol was stored in the buttery, and bread was stored in the pantry.
The butler’s pantry was traditionally used to store silver, serving pieces, and other kitchen-related items. Because the silver was kept under lock and key in the butler’s pantry the butler would actually sleep in the pantry to guard against thievery. Nowadays, modern homes have butler’s pantries usually located off the kitchen or between the kitchen and the formal dining room. Typically you will find countertop space to rest food or to prepare the dishware prior to serving.
In pre-war America, smaller homes did not have closets, cabinets, or pantries for food and kitchen storage. In the early 1900s the Hoosier Cabinet, made by the Hoosier Manufacturing Company in Indiana, was created to be an all-in-one pantry and kitchen for the new American home. Most Hoosier Cabinets stood about six feet high, four feet wide and about two feet deep – making it a perfect size for small kitchens. The cabinet was typically sold with built-in storage bins and containers for everyday items like flour, sugar, coffee, tea, and household spices.
Time to GET STARTED and transform that pantry
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Here is why this pantry worksheet is so important:
1. You will have peace of mind knowing your favorite cooking ingredients are fresh and at your fingertips!
2. You can plan to cook the things you love, what your family and friends love, with greater ease knowing you have more time to cook and not run around shopping at the last minute.
3. Your food is fresher and more nutritious.
So grab your worksheet and future home organization worksheets! Time to worry less, be more productive, and take back your time!