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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

13 Foods I Always Have On Hand

As long as I have a few of these items on hand, I can make a complete meal. These are the top things that I buy in bulk and that I rarely run out of, so I've learned to be creative when other things get low.

  1. Legumes - all types of beans and lentils
  2. Rice - both brown and white (we eat brown rice 98% of the time, but I like to have white rice on hand just in case I need something that cooks quicker)
  3. Pasta - we always have at least spaghetti and elbow macaroni
  4. Cheese - lots and lots of cheese! I kid you not, we easily go through 20 lbs. of cheese a month
  5. Flour - both white and whole wheat
  6. Canned tomatoes - all varities (sauce, paste, diced, stewed, etc.)
  7. Onions & garlic
  8. Frozen veggies - especially spinach, peas and corn
  9. Beef and chicken stock
  10. Olive oil
  11. Spices - especially Italian seasoning, chili powder, curry and cumin
  12. Peanut butter
  13. Plain yogurt & sour cream
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Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I can relate. With these ingredients, a decent meal can be cooked. Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Your refrigerator and panty sound just like mine! You can make dinner in a snap with those ingredients on hand!

Happy TT........

Judy said...

Pasta is high on my list of quick and easy meals.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Spinach... we need to eat more spinach.

Jennifer said...

I am so glad that I am not the only one that goes through that much cheese in a month. It was a lot worse before my daughter was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. I have really cut back!

Nancy said...

Your staples list looks about like what mine would if I were to write it down.
This is the first time I'm venturing through your Stolen Moments blog. I'm going to bookmark it as a resource.