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Pantry Staples Everyone Needs

  • It’s lengthy, but mostly bullet points!  (Availability, Price, and Size may vary by location and taste preferences!)
  • Fake taters ie Instant Spuds
  • Crackers (Saltines, Club, etc)
  • Cereal – Cold and Hot
  • Noodles & Rice (All Varieties)
  • Pouches of rice and pasta side dishes, too.
  • Cans Green Beans (Kidney, Lima, Chick Peas, Butter, String, Black, refried etc){Protein!} Also- Dry Beans
  • Cans (yellow) Squash {Yes!}
  • Mushrooms, Okra
  • Cans Leafy Greens (Kale, Collard, Spinach)
  • Black Olives (Jars: Green, Stuffed etc)
  • Pumpkin!  Tomatoes (sauce, paste etc)
  • Peas, Corn, Carrots and any Soups
  • Fruit {in juice, not syrup} (pick family favorites)
  • cans, bouillon, or boxed: Broth- (homemade or low sodium and veggie)
  • Cans MEAT: (or pouches: Tuna, Pork, Roast Beef, Ham, Chicken, Oysters etc.)
  • [salt content warning!- drain & rinse when possible}
  • GLASS JARS & bottles
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Gravy (Sausage, Turkey, Beef)
  • Sauces (Alfredo, Garlic, BBQ, Cream or marinades)
  • Homemade Canned Jars (salsa, pickles)
  • Flour (all purpose, self rising, cricket, etc)
  • Sugar (White, Brown, Raw) Baking Soda & Powder
  • Shortening, oils, Cornmeal
  • Other sweeteners: Honey, Applesauce, Bananas)
  • Salt pepper, soy, Worcestershire, Mrs. No-Salt Blends, Seafood seasoning,
  • Vinegar, croutons, breadcrumbs, Italian spice blends, Vanilla, taco spices
  • Nutmeg, Cinnamon, onion & garlic powder, celery salt.
  • Nuts & Seeds, Peanut Butter, Powdered milk & Non-dairy creamers
  • REAL Butter [1 wk depend on temps}
  • Raisins/dried fruit, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Tea, Juices
  • assorted Condiments, lemons
  • FRUIT & VEGGIE BIN (Or bowl on the table)
  • **Farmers Market Alert-no refrigeration required for some produce-
  • IF they weren’t previously refrigerated-
  • Potatoes (All Varieties)
  • Onions, Garlic, Carrots
  • Cabbage, Cucumbers (bruise easily), Celery
  • Squash (Summer & Winter, Acorn, Zucchini)
  • Avocados (fickle)
  • Broccoli, Cauliflower
  • Apples, Pears, Citrus Fruit
  • Berries (Also fickle), Bananas
  • Melons, Kiwi
  • BREADS- (various shelf lives)
  • Tortillas, flat breads
  • Breakfast Breads
  • Grain Breads
  • Biscuits, Buns & Dinner Rolls
  • All Purpose Baking Mix- for “homemade-ish”  (pizza crust) and/or Pancake mix

Cheeses & dairy are omitted. Please read labels for salt & nutrition. Remember to seal, cover & refrigerate; or bag and freeze opened, unused products.

There are endless quick, budget friendly -menus here. No particular diet.   Basics – A wide range of Family meals: filling, and varied– Less eating out!! I’ll be adding many of my own quick recipes soon; building on these pantry staples.

Thanks for stopping by, Friends and Confidantes! Have a particular pantry favorite you’d like to see added? Please comment!  Needs gifts for loved ones? Visit Grandma Auburn’s Emporium


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