Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Well-Stocked Pantry

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Before you look at this list, please be sure to keep the following in mind:

1)  You do not have to start out with everything on this list in order to cook a delicious meal or to be efficient in the kitchen.

2)  Don't pressure yourself to sock away enough food and "pantry basics" for a year's worth of meal preparation.

3)  Just buy what you can and gradually add the others.

Dry Goods
Cornmeal
Brown Rice
Arborio Rice
Couscous
Quinoa
Lentils
Cereals
Oatmeal
Ritz Crackers
Saltines
Croutons
Chips (Corn, Flour Tortilla, Corn Tortilla, Potato, Veggie, Pita)

Baking
All-Purpose Flour
Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Yeast
Cornstarch
Unsweetened Cocoa
Bittersweet Baking Chocolate
Bisquick (baking mix)
Oatmeal
Vanilla Extract
White Cake Mix
Chocolate Cake Mix
Yellow Cake Mix
Jiffy Cornbread Mix
Nuts
Chocolate Chips

Spices/Seeds
Cumin
Rosemary
Basil
Black Pepper
Sea Salt
Kosher Salt
Garlic Powder
Garlic Salt
Crushed Red Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Chili Powder
Dill Weed
Sesame Seeds
Curry Powder
Red Curry Powder
Cinnamon
Sage
Onion Powder
Dried Minced Onions
Tumeric
Paprika
Ground Mustard
Nutmeg
Ground Cloves
Whole Cloves
Bay Leaves
Oregano

Pasta
Spaghetti
Fettuccine
Linguine
Bow-Tie
Lasagna
Penne
Egg Noodles


Oils and Vinegars
Olive Oil
Canola Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar
Rice Vinegar

(If you do not regularly consume wine, you might consider purchasing both red and white cooking wines.)

Syrups and Honey
Pancake Syrup
Maple Syrup
Honey
Molasses
Corn Syrup

Canned Goods
Beans
• White Beans (Cannellini)
• Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
• Kidney Beans
• Black Beans
Whole Kernel Corn
Creamed Corn
Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
Diced Tomatoes
Stewed Whole Tomatoes
Tomato Paste
Rotel (Original and Mild)
Chicken Broth
Beef Broth
Mandarin Oranges
Pineapple Tidbits
Black Olives
Green Olives
Enchilada Sauce
Green Chiles
Marinara Sauce (Bottled)

Refrigerator
Eggs
Butter (unsalted)
Heavy Cream (Whipping Cream)
Sour Cream
Cream Cheese
Mild Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Mayonnaise
Basic Salad Dressings/Vinaigrettes
Dijon Mustard
Worcestershire Sauce
Ketchup
Jams/Jellies/Preserves
Bacon
Lemon Juice
Lime Juice
Produce
• Carrots
• Onions
• Sweet Potatoes
• Potatoes
• Celery
• Garlic
• Scallions
• Fresh Spinach
• Lemon
Fresh Parsley


Freezer
Ground Beef/Bison
Chicken Breasts
Chicken Thighs
Whole Chicken
Chicken, Quartered
Chicken Drumsticks
Ground Turkey
Ground Chicken
Roast (Beef)
Bacon
Fish
Shrimp
Puff Pastry Dough
Phyllo (Filo) Dough
Beef Stock
Chicken Stock
Tortillas (Flour and Corn)
Bread
Frozen Dough (for loaves of bread and dinner rolls)
Frozen Biscuits
Frozen Vegetables
• Broccoli
• Peas
Edamame
• Onions, chopped
• Bell Peppers, chopped
• Cauliflower
• Whole Corn Kernels
• Spinach

3 comments:

Caneel said...

Yay! I have pretty much all of it w/exception of non-GF items. :D

Michelle said...

I think I'm going to use this when I stock my new fridge at my new house the first time :D

Charlie and Jessica said...

Well, the pantry I pretty much have covered, but the fridge and freezer is clearly not well stocked. Thanks for the list of ideas!