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    This challenge is good for $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon for adding a few items to your pantry, perhaps you need some real vanilla beans, some beeswax pastiles for homemade salves, a hard to find spice, etc.

    So.. what's in Your Pantry that you just can't do without?










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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    Hmm.. this one is kind of tough for me

    1. Bacon Bits (cured, obviously)
    2. Vanilla Beans
    3. Honey
    4. 5 Different types of flour

    those have to be the items that we use the most of, honey is our main sweetener, bacon bits we use on everything, the different types of flour for baking and making homemade everything- pasta, breads, muffins, etc.

    This is an interesting idea, it will be neat to see what other people keep in their pantrys!

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    This is a tougher one to answer.
    1) flour
    2) sugar
    3) dried beans
    4) rice
    5) oatmeal
    These are the basics that have to be there and never run out.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    1.Extra Virgin Olive Oil-used for everything, cooking, homemade cleaning and personal care
    2.White Vinegar-see EVOO
    3. Baking Soda-see EVOO
    4. Sea Salt-see EVOO

    5.Honey-see EVOO

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    1. Dry pasta
    2. Olive oil
    3. Flour
    4. Ramen noodles
    5. Popcorn

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    The top five things in my food pantry are:

    1 Homemade mixes; (cornbread, biscuit, cake mix, muffin mix, general baking mix, gravy mixes, breading mix, wholegrain hot cereal mix with dried fruits & nuts)
    2 Canned and dried vegetables and fruits
    3 Dry Foods (Whole grains, beans, nuts, salt)
    4 Oils / fats (olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, ghee)
    5 Canned meats/fish (chunk chicken, small canned ham, sardines, canned salmon, tuna, corned beef)

    We have a flour mill, juicer, pressure canner / open bath canner, fruit/ vegetable dryer, and with Fresh fruits and vegetables out of the garden we can (and do) live for extended periods of time with minimal grocery bills, but a balanced diet. The extras would be coffee, ginger, sweeteners, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper,& Chinese 5 spice and stock up items for mix ingredients.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    The top five things in my pantry right now are
    1. Flour, lots of baking here
    2. Sugar, white and brown, again, lots of baking
    3. pasta, it's cheap and my kids and hubby love this meal additive
    4. Crisco, again baking
    5. cereal, It's a cheap breakfast my fam loves, always on sale, and quick to serve up in the mornings. Gives momma much needed alone/meditation time

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrodgers View Post
    The top five things in my food pantry are:

    1 Homemade mixes; (cornbread, biscuit, cake mix, muffin mix, general baking mix, gravy mixes, breading mix, wholegrain hot cereal mix with dried fruits & nuts)
    2 Canned and dried vegetables and fruits
    3 Dry Foods (Whole grains, beans, nuts, salt)
    4 Oils / fats (olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, ghee)
    5 Canned meats/fish (chunk chicken, small canned ham, sardines, canned salmon, tuna, corned beef)

    We have a flour mill, juicer, pressure canner / open bath canner, fruit/ vegetable dryer, and with Fresh fruits and vegetables out of the garden we can (and do) live for extended periods of time with minimal grocery bills, but a balanced diet. The extras would be coffee, ginger, sweeteners, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper,& Chinese 5 spice and stock up items for mix ingredients.
    jrodgers - I LOVE the way you classified everything! lol Gonna have to borrow it.

    1. Mixes-myo and/or comercial
    2. Canned meats/proteins
    3. Canned veggies and fruits-home canned and/or commercial
    4. Dry goods/staples
    5. Fats and oils

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    I have canned meats that I canned.
    wheat berries
    canned veggies
    dry milk
    Moringa dried leaves

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    1) All different types of flours
    2) olive oil
    3) coconut oil
    4) dried beans
    5) mixes-myo

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    1. Trinity (onions, celery, bell pepper) I know some are just not pantry but just about every cajun meal starts with Trinity and we always stay stocked
    2. Salt.. number one must have seasoning
    3. Rice.. we serve this with almost every meal (gumbo, stew, jambalaya, rice dressing and rice& gravy)
    4. Flour
    5. Sugar ... 4&5 I never used to stock till this site. 5 lbs of flour used to last me forever.. now I see myself purchasing often.

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    Five pantry items that help me stay on budget are:
    1. Flour (making my own bread and pasta saves lots of money and let's me control the ingredients.

    2. Coffee ( not only gets me going in the morning, but also keeps me out of coffee shops)

    3. Canned tuna (always available as an emergency meal as tuna salad, sandwiches, melts, or a casserole

    4. Yeast (making breads, bagels, English muffins, rolls, pizza crusts, etc. really saves $$$ Just purchased 2 lbs. for $4.65 That's a saving bread!)

    5. Pasta (homemade noodles, fettucine, and spaghetti and purchased macaroni and penne. Such good comfort food)

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    1. Flour
    2. Sugar
    3. Rice
    4. seasonings--salt, pepper, spices etc.
    5. Crisco (not just any shortening, it must be Crisco and yes it does make a difference)

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    canned veggies
    canned tuna
    dried beans
    pastas
    oatmeal

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    Default Re: B101 Challenge- What top 5 things are a *Must Have* in your pantry?


    1: Stevia
    2: Tart Cherry Juice
    3: Coconut sugar
    4: Almond Flour
    5: dried eggs

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