Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

If you have been around on my blog looking around or have read thru my menu plans before you will know that I have shared about my snack basket before but I thought I would share about it again and show a picture! My snack basket is the blue basket there! You will also see in the picture that I use various baskets for different things in my cabinets.

I don't like opening my cabinet door and have something fall out at me! I also got tired of having several(make that MANY) open boxes of snacks sitting in my cupboard, or bags of homemade goodies sitting on top of my toaster. And then to top it off, having the munchkins asking me "What's for snack?"

So I decided it was time to get a little inventive. I got myself a basket and emptied all the different boxes into it. AHHHH!!! There is space in my cupboard! It doesn't look too cramped now AND the best part my munchkins know what is available for snacks. I don't get that nagging question, "What can we have for snack?" They know where the snack baskets(I also use a crisper drawer in the fridge) are and what is in them is what is available for a snack.

As for the other baskets in my cabinet that you see....the wicker one is for all the open bags of rolls, muffins, and bread. The smaller green one that you see is for those small individual size containers of bbq sauce, salt, or sweet n low that you get when the drive thru gives you too many or for those 1/2 bags of marshmallows or dry beans!(basically that green basket has become a little catch-all for open packages that are not snacks. There is also a black index card container without its lid(cause it broke off) that I use for my koolaid packets.

So using baskets in my cabinets for those little things is what works for me! For more WFMW tips head over to Don't Try this at Home!

(Thanks Melanie for hosting this while Shannon/Rocks in My Dryer is on her Compassion Trip to Africa!)


ttelroc said...

Quote:basically that green basket has become a little catch-all for open packages that are not snacks.

THAT is a Great idea!! It is the "Use Me First" basket lol I love it. I thought I was clever when I finally put all of the Chinese food packettes together in a plastic covered container in the fridge. (my rule for that is -- We cannot have more than fits in the small container) lol

Have a Great Day! I'm #205 this week, just two below you :)


Jennifer in OR said...

Oh, great idea on the baskets!! I need to incorporate this into my kitchen. Thanks! Just having the kids being able to easily access snack, and knowing what's okay to have for a snack is really nice.

Angela said...

Using a basket for snacks is a great idea, I hate having all those boxes of snacks (many with only 1 or 2 items left in them) all over my cupboards. I'll have to try this in my pantry!