Does anyone else just not bother with a pantry?
It seems to be really important to a lot of people, so I am just trying to figure out if I'm missing something. I assume that a lot of it has to do with different lifestyles and different ways of cooking, but I was curious to know if anyone else thinks like I do. This will be a retirement house for 2 people. We both cook, but don't eat a lot of pre-fab packaged food. On the other hand, we don't generally grind our own grain for flour, either. Also DH does the grocery shopping and he goes at least 2x per week because he likes things fresh. We've always just stored our food in the cabinets. A few cans down below, the cereal on an upper shelf, we do have one ridiculously narrow pantry cab that just barely holds the jars of beans and grains we use. Baking supplies are in their own area, flours below, small stuff above. Abundant spice storage on narrow racks inside upper doors and one whole cab near stove with oils and vinegars. I look at kitchens with huge pantries and I just wonder what I would keep in them. Of course, any space we have would likely get filled up with something! Just wondering if anyone else manages or prefers to live without significant pantry space.