Staples for the Average Family

This is a list of basic supplies to have in the pantry. Keeping stocked reduces extra trips to the store, saving time and money. Some of this is common sense and some is extra, but you'll be prepared for anything and not have to run to the store because it's in your pantry or refrigerator.

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    This is a list of basic supplies to have in the pantry. Keeping stocked reduces extra trips to the store, saving time and money. Some of this is common sense and some is extra, but you'll be prepared for anything and not have to run to the store because it's in your pantry or refrigerator.
    coffee and tea
    breakfast foods (cereals, hot and cold; biscuits, meats, etc.)
    rice
    macaroni, spaghetti, and noodles
    cornmeal
    cheese
    chocolate and/or cocoa
    butter, lard (if you use it), and cooking oil
    whole-grain and/or all-purpose flour
    granulated, confectioner's, and brown sugar
    bread and crackers
    fresh, dried, canned, or frozen fruit
    frozen or canned fruit and/or vegetable juices
    potatoes
    onions and garlic
    syrup
    mayonnaise
    vinegar
    milk
    eggs
    frozen and canned meats and fish
    beef, chicken and vegetable cubes
    fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables
    honey, preserves, etc.
    canned soup
    peanut butter
    worcestershire and hot pepper sauces
    flavored and unflavored gelatin
    catsup and horseradish sauce
    vanilla and almond flavorings
    baking powder and soda
    cornstarch
    ground and stick cinnamon
    ground and whole cloves

    ground and crystallized ginger
    allspice
    whole nutmeg
    bay leaves
    salt
    celery seed and salt
    dry and prepared mustard
    black pepper and peppercorns
    paprika and cayenne
    curry powder
    garlic and onion salt
    chili powder
    tarragon, basil, and sage
    Most of these items (dry and canned -- not fresh or frozen <grin>) can be kept, if safely stored, for up to two years. Re-stocking your pantry when items are on sale is the way to go. For example, you don't use a lot of sugar and you have at least a cup in the container...go ahead and buy it on sale since it may not be on sale when you completely run out So when basics are on sale (and you have a coupon) and your supply is low -- grab it and you'll save more money!


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    I have been searching our wonderful 101 world here all evening looking for a basic list of groceries to keep on hand and BINGO! I found it! Thanks a billion.

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    I'm so glad you finally found it! LOL! I put this list together a gazillion years ago and live by it

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    What a thorough list, thanks so much!

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    Thank you;this helps.

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    your welcome...just don't try to do this all at once! LOL! add to your pantry a wee bit at a time and then maintain it

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