It was going to be a day to catch up. I got up early and made a batch of steel-cut oats for the kids' breakfast. And, since everyone likes brown sugar, I figured I'd save a step and add it at the stove. Then I opened the Tupperware cannister with the brown sugar in it and a couple of little white squashy things fell out onto the stovetop.
Plodia interpunctella, the Indian Meal Moth, in the larval stage. And no, I hadn't cleaned my pantry thoroughly for a few years. It was worst on the top shelf, which is above my eye level and where the honey container sat in a puddle of honey (Secundus doesn't clean up after himself) and the chocolate chip cannister had its lid ajar (Secundus again, with some others, not sealing it after grabbing a snack). I mean, ick. Even when the containers are sealed, they can crawl up into the crevices of the lids.
I ran a couple dishwasher loads of the storage containers to sterilize them and will think about putting stuff back very carefully after I'm sure the cupboard is completely clean. And maybe tomorrow or Saturday I can tackle the main pantry, which I'm sure has some issues too.
For some reason, I wasn't very hungry today.