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I am looking for a basic list of pantry goods, what do you keep on hand?

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Asked by SusieD250 at 12:36 AM on Oct. 26, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • pastas
    canned veggies
    canned tuna
    Mixes for pancakes, muffins, etc
    peanut butter
    dried beans
    bottled water

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 12:41 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Honestly? It really depends on what you wanna do. Do you cook? Do you bake?

    In addition to what Domonique wrote, I'd add canned beans (I don't plan ahead), jelly (for her peanut butter), apricot jelly (awesome ingredient), instant coffee (for guests if you don't drink coffee), canned stuff you like, canned cream of whatever in case you feel like making a campbell's casserole type thing, instant oatmeal (my baby likes it. lol), jarred pasta sauces, olive oil, vegetable oil. Oh, honey. A few varieties of vinegar. Dijon mustard. Various canned tomatoes.

    If you bake, add AP flour, corn meal, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, some yeast packets and sugar. Crisco. Brown Sugar. Salt (table if you use it and kosher).

    I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff, but I could do quite a bit with that.

    Answer by Avarah at 1:33 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • I am looking for ingredients. I make everything. I use dried beans and prepare them ahead. I am trying to compile a list.
    Thanks for your help, keep the suggestions coming!

    Answer by SusieD250 at 3:11 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • whole wheat pastas
    brown rice
    assorted dried beans and lentils
    tomato paste
    tomato sauce
    assorted jarred spices
    whole grain crackers, bread, tortillas
    dried cranberries
    unburied treasure

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:59 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • flour, sugar, brown sugar, rice, pastas, pancake mix, cereal, oatmeal, grits, nacho cheese sauce, beans, baked beans, canned child (for chili dogs), potatoes, soup, cream of soups for casseroles, chef boyardee (for quick lunches), hot chocolate, chocolate chips, unsweetened and semi sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, pudding mix, pita chips, corn syrup, honey, vinegar, olive and veggie oil, shortening, velveeta, taco shells, taco seasoning, fajita shells and seasoning, burrito shells and seasoning, corn tortillas (to make enchiladas or nacho chips), animal crackers, gatorade, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, jarred mushrooms. That's all I can think of right now.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 6:52 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • canned or boxed broths, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, peeled tomatoes (all canned), anything canned that you use a lot of. Seasoning packets, spare condiments like mayo or catchup or whatever you use a lot of, artichokes, bread crumbs (If you don't make your own), tuna, condensed milk, canned or boxed soups.

    I didn't want to repeat, but there are a lot of great suggestions above :)

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:29 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • all kinds of bulk seasonings, flours, sugars, grains, bouillon pastes in bulk, root veggies in bulk, canned tomato goods, dried beans and legumes, rice in bulk, other baking needs like baking soda and powder, oils and lards,yeast.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:58 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • great lists.....maybe I can add oatmeal and croutons. Oh and Betty Crocker Turtle Brownies for sure. If you have kids, keep cake mixes too and ingredients for frostings like vanilla and confectioners sugar.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 11:48 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • sugar, flour, bread crumbs. I always have pancake mix, oatmeal, several differnt kinds of canned soups and veggies, ketchup, mayo and salad dressing, dried beans, water, cornbread mix, bisquick. Tuna and salmon canned, dry milk, instant potatos. Some I keep on hand cause we live in the Hurricaine belt. So I always have enough food for at least a week on hand. Crackers. Rice.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:39 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Wow, great you all! Keep it coming. I am going to type it up and print it out so when I do my shopping I can simply throw in a box or can here and there to round out my pantry. :) THANKS!

    Answer by SusieD250 at 2:10 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

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