Menu Plan: Organized Kitchen

The kitchen is finished! After I finished painting the kitchen I decided to clean out all the cabinets and the pantry. It is hard to believe that after nine months of living here things were so disorganized!

With my new organized kitchen and pantry meal planning is even easier because I can find all of my kitchen tools and I won’t purchase food we don’t need. I mean really, who needs ten pounds of powdered sugar? Actually come to think of it, didn’t I have a stockpile of powdered sugar a few years ago?

I didn’t take a before picture of my kitchen, so here is a random photo from a birthday party a few weeks ago.

Here is my wallpaper free/ painted kitchen.

I really like the new look and especially my new organized pantry! My daughter and I are working on a pantry inventory sheet to help save money on groceries so we can spend it on college. 🙂

Did you know that friends of The Happy Housewife on Facebook get daily breakfast ideas? Hopefully I’ll be adding lunch and dinner updates soon.


Whole Wheat Cornmeal Waffles

these are so good, I’ve made them twice in a week, recipe coming soon!

Bull’s Eyes

served with bacon or sausage

S’more Muffins

served with fruit


served with yogurt

The Lunch List


Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich

served with fruit, chips

Turkey Tacos

garlic shrimp and spinach pasta

Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

served with salad, bread

Beef Stroganoff (No Mushrooms)

Served with salad and broccoli

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  1. That kitchen is awesome! What a bright and cheerful color. I’m sure it will make you happy just being in there. And I know that you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Nice work.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Thanks Kristi!
      I really miss my old kitchen in Maryland… but the new color and cleaned out cabinets definitely go a long way!

  2. Congrats on the new kitchen!

    I’d love to hear some tips about your pantry. We have that exact setup & it seems to constantly be in a jumble, not helped by the fact that since I’m in a wheelchair, I can only reach the bottom few shelves.

  3. Very nice! Bright color! My kitchen is a cave that light paint and white cabinets hasn’t remedied yet.

    Where did you get your knife magnet? I’m thinking about getting one since I just got a stand mixer for my birthday and don’t have anywhere but the counter to put it…knife block needs to go!

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      I’m not sure. It was a gift. I’m sure IKEA has some good options if there is one close to you.


  4. Somebody's Mimi says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! Have you thought about white cabinets to match the trim and the pantry doors?

  5. I LOVE this kitchen. The red (my favorite color) makes it such a happy looking place! 🙂

  6. Becky I got my knife magnet at Ikea 🙂

    How I dream of a big kitchen like this!!!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Exactly what color is this? Some one said Red , but it looks Orange. Very bright and what a difference.


  9. My what a bright kitchen. I sure you could wake up pretty good in the a.m. when you get it there! HA! Like the after shot better than the first. I would love to have a pantry like that but I don’t so I just have to use the cart I have and utilize my cupboards. I cleared out half of the shelves above the stove to put some items in. No, not spices. Glad you are enjoying your house! It takes time to get settled in a new place. Now that we’ve lived in one place for almost 22 years, it’s time to get rid of stuff again! Have a good summer!

  10. Inspirational color….bright and fun…you will never get tired in this kitchen. Congrats! Being organized makes Mom life so much easier…if there is such a thing. I love it.

  11. The garlic shrimp pasta looks wonderful. I will have to try that one for sure.

  12. That panty is magical. I am very jealous!! And so well organized too!

  13. Awesome job! And HUGE! Nice!!!

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