Posted in Musing & Stories

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


Writer, blogger, merch designer, nature lover, Grandma

One thought on “Pantry Staples Everyone Needs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.