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My Pantry Staples

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For the pantry I recommend keeping a supply of everything you use on hand.  Anything that needs refrigerated after opening, keep what you’re using in the fridge, but keep backups handy in the pantry.  Buy when things are on sale & buy in bulk.  It takes practice to remember what’s in your pantry while you’re at the store if you run into a surprise sale, but you’ll get the hang of it!  Hope this list is helpful.

  • Refried Beans
  • Chili
  • Black Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Cream Corn
  • Peaches
  • Olives
  • Pineapple
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Chopped Green Chilies
  • Jam
  • Applesauce
  • Pickles
  • Rice Milk
  • Peanut Butter

  • Napkins
  • Trash Bags
  • Ziplocks – selection of Quart, Gallon, Sandwich & Snack sizes
  • Foil
  • Saran Wrap
  • PAM Spray

  • Homemade Granola (see my bulk recipe here)

  • Bread Flour
  • Wheat Berries 1
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered (confectioners) Sugar
  • Baking Soda 2
  • Baking Powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown Rice
  • White Rice 3
  • Cous Cous
  • Crutons
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Oats
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Powdered Milk
  • Dry Pintos
  • Cake Mixes (Various Flavors)
  • Teas & Coffee
  • Split Peas
  • Crackers – Saltines, Graham Crackers, Animal Crackers
  • Noodles – variety of types
  • Nuts – Raw Almonds, Walnuts & Sunflower Seed
  • Dried Fruit – Raisins & Craisins
  • Freeze Dried Fruits – Strawberries & Raspberries 4
  • Bread Crumbs 5
  • Cocoa Powder
  1. Because I grind my own Whole Wheat Flour
  2. Baking Soda – Costco size because I use this for cleaning & baking
  3. White Rice – because it’s great to toss dry into a bottle that needs cleaning… dry rice, touch of soap, hot water, cap & shake shake shake = clean bottle!
  4. Freeze Dried Fruits – because they are great for breakfast cereal add-ins!
  5. Bread Crumbs – homemade dried
Those I keep in bulk…
  • Chicken Boullion
  • Beef Boullion
  • Sea Salt
  • Rock Salt
  • Pepper
  • Peppercorns
  • Chopped Dried Onion (Onion Flakes)
  • Parsley
  • Cinnamon
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Cream Soup Mix (see my bulk recipe here)
  • Dill Weed
  • Thyme
  • Garlic Powder 1
  • Basil
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Chili Powder
  • Seasoning Salt (we make our own here, it’s not spicy & makes an awesome meat flavoring)
Those I keep a small spice jar of…
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • All Spice
  • Cloves
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Marjoram
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Celery Seed 1
  • Curry
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Cayenne
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Lawrys Seasoning Salt
  1. Garlic Powder – whenever you can opt for the pure seasoning rather than with salt added.  You can always add the salt but you can’t take it out.
  2. Celery Seed vs. Celery Salt – Again, opt for the seed itself without the salt.
  • We eat A LOT of Mexican & Italian foods here, so I do keep bulk amounts of Mexican & Italian spices.  We also do a lot of garlic, so I keep that as well.
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Relish – Sweet & Dill
  • Pickles – Sweet & Dill
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Salsa

  • Rice Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • White Vinegar 1
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pure Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Molasses
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pure Olive Oil – cooking, baking, etc.
  • Coconut Oil – cleaning, moisturizing, cooking, etc.
  • Vegetable Oil – cleaning, frying
  • Garlic Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Crisco – gross, but sometimes I use it!
  1. White Vinegar – I usually have 6-10 gallons of White Vinegar since I use it for cleaning supplies, laundry, dishwasher, shower cleaning, etc)
  • Potatoes 1
  • Onions 2
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam
  • Bacon Bits
  1. Potatoes – I buy in Costco-Bulk.  Whatever we don’t use in time I make into Mashed Potatoes for the freezer!
  2. Onions – I buy in Costco-Bulk as well.  Whatever I don’t use, I dry to Onion Flakes (chop & dehydrate).

 

For my list of Freezer Staples click here.

What foods are staples in your pantry?

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