Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pantry Primer


As I laze about on this beautiful Saturday afternoon nursing a tall iced tea while making my weekly grocery list and menu, I realize it's been a while since I took stock of my pantry. Ideally, I like to make sure I have the following on hand at all times:




baking powder


baking soda


flours-wheat, white, cake & bread


sugars-white granulated, brown & confectioners


sugar substitute (I like splenda)


cocoa powder


yeast-dry active


extracts- vanilla & other flavors


oatmeal


grits


dry cereals


beans-canned & dried


pastas- variety


brown rice


canned tomatoes-variety


marinated artichokes


assorted teas


coffee


cooking oils-olive, canola, EV coconut


cooking spray


crackers


fruits-canned & dried


jams & jellies


peanut butter


canned fish- tuna, salmon, mackeral


canned soups




and my freezer "pantry" staples:




homemade stocks- chicken, beef & veggie


frozen veggies




These are just a few of the staples I like to keep handy for whipping together delicious dishes for company or just when the mood {or hunger} strikes! Of course, every household has different tastes and budgets so pantry staples can vary widely.




What do YOU keep in your pantry?
































2 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pantry is much better stocked than mine!! Or maybe we just run out sooner with 6 of us here!! You sound very organized.

I want to thank you for coming by and I hope you do again. I like your blog a lot. BTW, I used to sell Avon...wasn't very successful, but I did!

xoxo
Jane

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I'm enjoying reading through all your old posts. We keep about the same things in our pantries! Have you tried Truvia, the stevia sweetener? I got some this week for the first time and LOVE it!

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