26 January 2008

Why I Like Having a Cellar

Lots of people like having a cellar so that they can go to warehouse stores and buy many many many rolls of toilet paper. I do that.

But this morning?

I just ordered a case of carnaroli rice. That's 24 pounds of rice.

We like risotto.

I'm glad we don't live in an apartment anymore.

22 comments:

Julie Pippert said...

I can't fathom 24 lbs of rice!

But I do miss having a basement.

flutter said...

oooohhhh yummmmmm.

I have a fabulous butternut squash risotto recipe, if you are interested..

Waiting Amy said...

I know I'm going to miss our cellar next year when we have to go to an apartment for a year.

24lbs of rice. Sigh.

slouching mom said...

i've always wondered -- are a cellar and a basement exactly the same?

Beth said...

Do you have any good and easy recipes for risotto? Please share!!

Suz said...

Please post recipes -- I always have trouble getting the consistency on my risotto right.

I walked into my husband's office yesterday to find 12 boxes of Life cereal. He likes Life, it was on sale, and we didn't have room in the pantry.

Guess we need a basement.

Life As I Know It said...

Our basement is home to everything we can't fit in the rest of the house. And lots of unpacked boxes.

I LOVE risotto too!

Aurelia said...

I have to admit, I get sick of things when I buy that much. On the other hand...rice is kind of a staple, so maybe I would never get tired of them?

nonlineargirl said...

Wow, is that a lot of rice. One of my favorite late summer dishes is a tomato risotto made with fresh tomato and basil.

the mama bird diaries said...

I think I need a picture of that much rice.

We are about to rent a storage unit. Maybe we could just drop off a couple things in your cellar?

I also would like to know if a cellar = basement.

Ophelia Rising said...

Rice is a wonderful staple, for your cellar, or otherwise.

I tend to store a lot of rubber bands. But they stay in our junk drawer.

jen said...

i demand some risotto recipes. i demand them.

seven said...

Hooray for buying in bulk.
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Victoria said...

Mmm. Risotto. Yes, you must post a recipe.

And I have such cellar/basement envy. These darn southern homes have no cellars. Where do they keep stuff?!

MadMad said...

So. Must be some darned fine rice, eh? I'll have to try it!

niobe said...

You know what I have in my cellar. Books. Hundreds of books. Thousands of books. Millions and billions and zillions of books.

I'd much rather have rice.

Aliki2006 said...

I like to hoard things like great big bags of rice, too. You'll have to post some recipes!

lilypotter said...

My basement only has books and teaching supplies (from back when I was going to have a career- pre-kids of course). But I guess that's okay, since it would prabably take me years to go through that much rice. I'm not much of a chef.
Found you through MadMad. Nice to meet you!

ozma said...

I just found a huge amount of rice buried in my pantry under some other crud I bought and I thought: YEAH! I'M A SURVIVALIST! Bring on the disasters, I'm ready. Well, kind of. I need to stock up on some water. And some propane, perhaps.

I look forward to hearing about your creative risottos under better circumstances than an emergency.

bipolarlawyercook said...

If I grab my saffron and leave now, I should be there in time to help prep for dinner.

katiez said...

We don't have a cellar... We do have extensive 'outbuildings' though...
When we left Andorra I bought 10 boxes of Carnaroli, and the other one, Vialone Nano (I think). I wanted to be prepared and it was a good thing: I couldn't even find Arborio here in France!

AttorneyMedic said...

Maybe you can start a business that caters to wedding attendees- sell them bags of rice to throw at the bride and groom.