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09-13-2008, 09:51 AM #1
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Master grocery list
I would like to develop a master grocery/pantry list to help me keep track of what I need to keep on hand. Would anyone be willing to share their's with me so that I don't have to start from scratch? Thanks.
09-20-2008, 06:24 PM #2
I always have the following items in the house:
Jiffy baking mix
Baking supplies (cocoa, powdered sugar, oats, nuts, choc. chips, yeast, baking powder/soda, etc.)
A box of cereal (one box lasts a month here)
Oatmeal variety box (cinnamon spice, brown sugar, and apple cinnamon)
Ground flax meal (I add a spoon or two to every meal)
Au gratin potatoes
Mashed potato flakes (regular and sweet)
Large assortment of tea bags (we primarily drink unsweetened iced tea)
Tomato products (seasoned sauce in mini cartons, paste, diced, etc.)
Pasta (shells, elbow, egg, spaghetti, lasagna, etc.)
Pasta sauce (tomato based & cream based)
Canned items: Musrooms, Olives, Diced potatoes, Saurkraut, Refried beans, Fruit, Pie Filling, Bamboo shoots, Water chestnuts, Artichokes, Tuna, Chicken, Broth, Cream of soups, Green Beans, French Fried Onions, Chili, Chinese Noodles, and Beef Chow Mein.
Organic Milk (it lasts a lot longer since we hardly use it)
Mozzarella, Cheddar, Cream, Parmesan, Provolone, American, Feta, Ricotta, and Pepper Jack Cheeses
Cream or Half and Half (for cooking)
Unsalted butter (spreadable and block)
Condiments (syrup, jelly, dressings, mayo, mustard, ketchup, etc.)
Juice/Horchata/Tamarindo/etc. (usually only have one at a time)
Fruit (whatever is cheap) - I recently scored 4 pears, 4 oranges, 3 apples, and 6 bananas for $4!
Chopped and whole garlic
Bread (White, Wheat, Rye, Sourdough, French)
Veggies (celery, bell peppers, broccoli, onions, stir fry mix, peas, mixed, etc.)
Fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, etc.)
Tater tots (these double as hash browns when needed)
Juice (those little tube ones)
Meat (chicken, ground beef, steaks, pork chops, hot dogs, etc.)
Mozzarella sticks (or another quick appetizer type food like taquitos, empanadas, etc.)
I tried to think of everything, but this is the majority of it (not including spices and oils). I might add in an occasional item like a bag of cookies, etc. but those are not must keep in the house type of things. I am able to feed the two of us and the dog for about $80 per month. Thankfully I never seem to run out of everything all at once, so the cost to maintain a large amount of foodstuffs is not really that much at all. I also have about a zillion recipes that I can make with all the stuff I have, so food is never boring. Lol.
I also cut costs by buying bread/buns/bagels/muffins/etc. in bulk at the bread outlet. I spend about $15 for enough to last us 2 sometimes 3 months.
Hope this helps!
02-20-2014, 07:13 PM #3
Re: Master grocery list
Thanks for this, I copied this to use as well, great timesaver! Thanks very much!