Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our Family's Pantry Staples

I have always loved reading other people's lists of the tried and true foods they always keep on hand. I consider my "pantry" a combination of the actual pantry and the freezer and fridge.  Any long-keeping foods are pantry foods. I also try to keep track of the meals I can make from these tried and true items, so today's nap-time edition of Lonestar Knits is my list.

Sweet Bread - 1

Pantry (not counting spices, oils, etc)

  • Canned Goods
    • Diced Tomatoes
    • Refried Beans
    • Blackbeans
    • Chickpeas
    • Salmon
  • Dry Goods
    • Unbleached White Flour
    • Bread, various kinds
    • Oatmeal
    • Whole Wheat Pasta, Various kinds
    • Corn and Wheat Tortillas 
    • Brown Rice
    • Dry Lentils
  • Other
    • Potatoes (Fingerling) 
    • Onions (Yellow and Red)
    • Chicken Broth
  • Dairy
    • Milk
    • Eggs
    • Cheeses (Shredded Parm & Mexican Blend!)
    • Sour Cream
    • Butter
  • Other
    • Salsa
    • Garlic
    • Soy Sauce
    • Mushrooms
    • Carrots 
  • Veggies
    • Corn
    • Broccoli
    • Spinach
  • Meats
    • Ground Beef
    • Beef Kielbasa 
    • Italian Sausage
  • Prepared
    • Homemade Tomato Sauce
    • Mrs. T's Pierogies
    • Cooked and Frozen Beans (cannellini and others)

Pantry Meals
  1. Spaghetti (obvious), various varieties
  2. Pierogies and Kielbasa
  3. Lentils, Sausage, & Rice
  4. Salmon Patties (add fresh spinach salad)
  5. Mushroom Pasta w/Ricotta (add Ricotta)
  6. Breakfast Tacos
  7. French Toast or Pancakes
  8. Veggie Stir-Fry (add other fresh veg on hand)
  9. Pasta with Chickpea-Tomato Sauce
  10. Mexican Taco Casserole
  11. Chili, meat or veg
  12. Pasta w/Red Onions, Spinach, and Mushrooms
  13. Cannellini Bean & Sausage Gratin (with a few minor substitutions)
  14. Eggs (of course! Scrambled, Fried, Frittata, Omelet, you name it!)
  15. Oatmeal Cookies (not a meal... or is it...)
I am sure there are many other combinations! 

What are your favorite pantry foods and meals?

1 comment:

  1. Our pantries are very similar! I also like to keep quinoa and couscous on hand for whenever rice gets old. The one obvious thing you left out, and my absolute favorite fall and winter meal, is soup! The varieties are endless!


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