I had to laugh at myself today. The sun is shining brightly (finally), which means that I can really see all the dirt and dust everywhere. That means it needs to be cleaned! One of the things I cleaned was my white kitchen canisters. They're all spiffy now, but what I actually was laughing about is what I have IN my canisters.
Manufacturers have spent literally decades trying to tell me what to put into my canisters. The picture above (click to see it in its original format) are all labeled with permanent ink and meant to be obeyed. Flour is always the biggest one. For some reason, rice wanted to be with the other staples.
But not in my kitchen. I have four canisters. The largest perfectly holds a 5 pound bag of sugar. My flour goes in the freezer (if store bought) to reduce rancidity, or I grind my own fresh. The next size (where "they" wanted me to put the sugar) holds BROWN sugar. It's used quite often for oatmeal and quickie baked apples. Guess what's in my third canisters? Nothing the manufacturers suggest, that's for sure. My third one holds coconut. I use it very often to sprinkle on salads, fruits, oatmeal, and broccoli.
Yes, broccoli. Not for me-- I like broccoli. My son, however, is mightily against the green veggie. If I chop it up very small and add a generous sprinkle of coconut, he endures the broccoli. Whatever it takes, eh?
The littlest canister holds an entire box of Stevia. This sweetener is actually GOOD for you. It is not made of chemicals but comes from a plant. Click HERE if you'd like to know about it.
So, what's in YOUR canister set? Do you follow directions or do you live on the edge like I do?