Are you crazy for nuts? As a daily consumer of nuts, sometimes it's hard to pull everything together if I'm in a hurry. Lately, the cabinet where our nuts are stored had become a jumbled mess of bags. Today, I decided to deal with it. I put each bag into a jar -- a good plan since I obsessively hoard jars and need to make use them or else they'll pile up to become another jumbled mess! Of course I didn't have an equal amount of jar space for all of the bags, so I made up a couple of jars of mixed nuts -- pecans, walnuts, almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds. This is a mixture I love over salads and also eat every morning. A typical morning meal for me is a multi-grain english muffin, peanut/almond butter, chia seeds, jam, and mixed nuts. Each day I've been opening a bag of each and pulling a few out. Now all I'll have to do is reach into the jar.
We eat a lot of seeds too. I'm a big fan of both chia and sesame. With too much chia for one jar and not enough sesame for another, it made sense to pull together another mixed jar. I'll sprinkle the mixture over bread before I bake it, mix it with cheese and bake that over burritos, and also use it in salads and dressings. I also put together a jar of cinnamon sugar -- using natural sugar (it's not white), the rest of a previous jar of cinnamon sugar, and a pinch of nutmeg. This will be used on toast and also in pancakes and for french toast.
There were also assorted bags that I didn't have jars for -- roasted and raw sunflower seeds and pine nuts. These are being stored in a big zippy bag for now.
The good thing is that the shelf these items were on is now orderly again, but even better is that I have health nuts stored conveniently which will make it easy for me to use them.
We don't have a lot of storage space in our little kitchen and we like to eat healthy foods. Nuts play a part of our daily diet and it was worth the time and effort to make some order of it all.