I love to cook. I enjoy trying new foods and new techniques in the kitchen. Cookbooks and recipes for me aren’t set in stone. They are merely idea starters. Telling me “we have no food in the house” or “there’s nothing to eat” aren’t statements… to me they’re challenges.
That’s why I was intrigued when a friend of mine and his wife started a 6 week pantry challenge on their food blog: Eating Right…. Most of the Time. Their goal was to make it 6 weeks only using items from their pantry (plus up to $30 a week spent on perishables). It’s been fun to see some of the creative meals they’ve come up with.
Their project has got me thinking about my families pantry. What I like to keep in it and everything I can cook from it. That led me to the following list.
What Every Pantry Needs:
Sloppy Joe Sauce
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Mushroom Pieces and Stems
Onion Soup Mix
Freezer Pantry items:
Cheese (shredded & sliced)
Stock up on these items when they’re on sale and you’ll not only save a ton of money but you’ll also be on your way to creating some healthy and nutritious meals.
So, what did I miss? What are some must-have’s for your pantry?