- March 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm #257032
I think that you need to determine your own pantry needs. No two
family menus/diets are alike, so your pantries should differ, as well.
If you look at the list of staples from any well-meaning site, you will
no doubt run across items that you just don’t use. cornmeal is one for
me. On the other hand, you also use things, regularly, that are
perhaps not on the list, or would be under-represented if you followed
a trusty guileline off the Web. I go through tomato sauce, for
example. Usually, I prepare Italian dishes with it. Rather than
spending an extra buck on the cornmeal that I won’t touch, I keep my
eyes peeled for good sauce discounts. If i find jarred spaghetti sauce
that is cheaper than tomato sauce, i go for it, and save myself a
little work in the long run. I just got a dozen decent-sized jars of
spaghetti sauce at Aldo for a buck a piece, which is pretty good for
me. If I would have stayed with a guideline, the discretion of others
would have told me that I didn’t need sauce, or that I had enough. That
stach, however, will NOT see the end of school, LOL, so I think I’m
okay…hope that helps! I hope, too, that your move is a smooth and
very positive experience!
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