I think it’s official. The girls kitchenware far out numbers my gadgets and fancy dinnerware. These days the only entertaining I do is mostly for children and families anyway. And I like having my kitchen set up for the girls to easily help with things from setting the table, emptying the dishwasher, preparing their own snacks, to knowing where to find the right measuring spoon when baking cookies.
Sparked by my latest efforts to weed out plastic containers (even the BPA free ones) and create room for my quest of sampling glass sippy cups for toddlers and stainless steal lunch containers, it was time to reorganize those cabinets and drawers. And well, since I know how much people like to snoop in other people’s cabinets – because being curious how other people live is only natural – I’m giving you full permission to snoop away. Right here.
The following is a glimpse into the drawers and cabinets of our kitchen, that my children use the most. How it is organized and easily accessible to my daughters, and stocked with real prep ware, bakeware and serving utensils just their size.
With the girls we use Correlle dishes that are hard to break. We’ve been very pleased with these for several years. As for glasses, I seek out small sizes and even use mason jars. As babies they have all drank out of shot glasses, because of their small size for little hands. But now their are some really interesting things on the market.
I’m going to post reviews on a few of our new glass and stainless items soon, that we’ve been sampling. Details for the lunch stuff I’ll save for summer, closer to back to school season. But we are getting good use of it now, trying it out before school lets out.
This opening of the cabinets for you feels a bit like hanging out the dirty laundry to me, because our old metal cabinets from the 50’s are way past their prime. The good news is we are meeting with our contractor on Friday, to finalize our plans of replacing them with hand built custom cabinets to fit the style of our 1918 craftsmen bungalow. But for now, we continue making do with what we have, and cleaning them out often. And I line them with brown recyclable packing paper, or other reusable paper we have on hand.
But let me tell ya, those new cabinets will be worth the wait!