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.
coffee and tea
breakfast foods (cereals, hot and cold; biscuits, meats, etc.)
macaroni, spaghetti, and noodles
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
onions and garlic
frozen and canned meats and fish
beef, chicken and vegetable cubes
fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables
honey, preserves, etc.
worcestershire and hot pepper sauces
flavored and unflavored gelatin
catsup and horseradish sauce
vanilla and almond flavorings
baking powder and soda
ground and stick cinnamon
ground and whole cloves
ground and crystallized ginger
celery seed and salt
dry and prepared mustard
black pepper and peppercorns
paprika and cayenne
garlic and onion salt
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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What's a Budget?
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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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