Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Baking Splendor

Oh! and while I'm thinking about it, see this post for a fun, edible Thanksgiving centerpiece tradition.

Before you don your aprons this Thanksgiving weekend and prepare to put even June Cleaver to shame, you might want to take just a few minutes and assemble a baking bin.

I got the idea from "Confessions of an Organized Homemaker". I keep this bin in a cabinet right under the spot on the kitchen counter where I use the stand mixer.

It has all the odds and ends in it (except for cookie cutters - they have their own bin) that I use for baking and mixing. It doesn't always look this tidy, because my toddler likes to 'bake' too. The bin is a dishpan that cost $1.50 at Wal-meh - there are some great things about that place, if you can overlook all the 'Made in China' tags.

In my pantry, I also have a baking shelf.

It is stocked with flour, sugars, oats, vanilla, baking soda, and just above it are the chocolate chips. Are you wondering why I keep those just out of reach of the littles?

This is a WFMW post, visit Rocks in my Dryer to see what works for others.
This post did double duty as a GeMoOrgNo Post and a Talk About Tuesday post. Here are some other OrgNo people:
Lazy Organizer
Multi-Tasking Mommy
My Pursuit of Happiness
With an Angel on my Shoulder
Just About Perfect


Anonymous said...

that would be really handy to just grab and bake away. :)

have a happy thanksgiving!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I love those dishtubs. Those, and kitty litter pans (used for storage, of course). They're so cheap and last a long time.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I did the same thing after reading that book. It's a great idea and saves so much time gathering everything together.

Corrie said...

That book is great, and now I can't find my copy. I'm just going to have to buy another one so that the first one will show up.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

What a great idea!

Mommy Cracked said...

This totally just solved my kitchen draer clutter problem! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Marcia said...

That is still my favourite organising book - must read it again, actually :)

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TX Poppet said...

Yep, I have a lidded clear plastic shoebox for the cookie press, birthday cake candles, food coloring, the icing bag and tips, and all those little bottles of sprinkles and fancy flavor extracts. What a space saver!
Note to self: Must check that I have everything I need for the baking extravaganza after Thanksgiving!

4urpets said...

Well this tip is too late for Thanksgiving, but not too late for Christmas. I think I will go shopping to get all the little extras to put in my little bin.

Laane said...

I have a special place in the kitchendrawer.
But the bin sounds great too.

Feel welcome to visit me at:

Laane on the World

Happy Thanksgiving!