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January 1st, 2008, 08:30 PM
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I asked when I first came around about the things that you try to keep on hand. (Not sure if you all would remember that it has been 3-4 months ago).

Anyway, my sis and her hubby gave me a book when Jason and I got married in May and in it was this list of things to stock in your pantry.
  • Baker’s Plus
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Biscuit, muffin mixes
  • Brownie mixes
  • Cake mixes and canned icing
  • Chocolate (unsweetened squares, semisweet chips, cocoa powder)
  • Cooking spray
  • Cornmeal
  • Cornstarch
  • Extracts (almond, lemon, orange, vanilla)
  • flour (bleached, cornmeal, wheat)
  • Gelatin (unflavored, powdered)
  • Honey
  • Milk (evaporated, powdered)
  • Nuts walnuts, pecans, peanuts)
  • Sugar (confectioner’s, granulated, light and dark brown)
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Yeast
    Condiments on the Side
  • Jams and/or jellies
  • Ketchup
  • mayonnaise
  • Mustard (honey, spiced, yellow)
  • Oils (canola, olive, peanut)
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Relish
  • Salad dressing
  • Vinegar (wine, white; balsamic is useful for both cooking dressings)
    The Cold Stuff
  • Biscuits (canned)
  • Bread dough (frozen)
  • Butter, margarine
  • Cheese
  • Cookies (slice-and-bake)
  • Eggs (or egg substitute)
  • Fish
  • Fruits (fresh, frozen)
  • Half-and-half
  • Juice (fresh, concentrated)
  • Meat (freeze it)
  • Milk
  • Poultry (chicken, Cornish hen, turkey)
  • Veggies (fresh, frozen)
    Nonfood
  • Aluminum foil
  • Coffee filters
  • Drinking straws
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic plates
  • Plastic wrap
  • Waxed paper
  • Zippered freezer and storage bags
    Spices
  • Allspice
  • Arrowroot Starch
  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon (ground, sticks)
  • cloves (ground, whole)
  • cream of tartar
  • cumin
  • Curry powder
  • dill weed
  • Fennel seeds
  • five-spice Powder
  • garlic powder (minced garlic, garlic salt)
  • ginger
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Mustard (ground)
  • nutmeg
  • onion powder
  • oregano
  • Paprika
  • Pepper (black, cayenne, red flakes)
  • Peppercorns
  • Poppy seeds
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
    Staples
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Beans, Canned (black, red kidney, white)
  • Beans, dried (black, lentils, lima, pinto, split pea)
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Broth (Beef, chicken, vegetable)
  • cereal (cream of wheat, dry, grits, oatmeal)
  • cocoa
  • coffee (decaffeinated, flavored, regular)
  • crackers
  • dried fruits (apricots, pineapples, raisins)
  • garlic (fresh and jarred)
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Maple syrup
  • Onions (French fried, fresh)
  • pasta (angel hair, egg noodles, fettuccine, lasagna, linguini, pastina, penne, spaghetti)
  • Peanut butter
  • Potatoes (white, sweet)
  • Rice (long-grain, wild)
  • Risotto
  • Soup (canned, bouillon cubes)
  • Tea (Chi, decaffeinated, herbal, regular)
  • Tomatoes (chopped, crushed, puree, sauce, whole)
  • Tuna
  • Veggies (canned carrots, corn, green beans, peas, etc.)
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January 1st, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Wow, looks like I'm a wee bit behind in the ol' stockpiling. Let's see what I even have in the house, let alone a nice supply of, shall we? This is gonna be fun but short.

Sugar (granulated)
Vegetable shortening
Yeast
Ketchup
mayonnaise
Mustard (yellow)
Pickles
Salad dressing
Vinegar (white)
Butter, margarine
Cheese
Eggs
Milk
Poultry (chicken)
Veggies (fresh, frozen)

Aluminum foil
Paper plates
Paper towels
Waxed paper
Zippered freezer and storage bags


dill weed
garlic powder
Paprika
Pepper (black)
Salt

crackers
pasta (egg noodles)
Peanut butter
Rice
Soup (canned)
Tea (decaffeinated)
Tomatoes (whole)

Ok, since when are artichoke hearts considered a staple?
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January 1st, 2008, 08:51 PM
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I don't realy agree with that whole list. Take something like the spices. Sure, I have several of those on the list, but not what I would consider a STOCKPILE of them! 1 jar and when it gets low THEN it gets added to the shopping list! But I do think it is a good list to get you thinking...how often do I use this, how much of it do I use? Do I normally buy it on sale? Etc. There are somethings on that list I have never bought and probably never will!

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January 1st, 2008, 10:38 PM
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A great starting point, for sure. You can then change it up based on what you find your family uses on a regular basis. I actually disagree with stockpiling spices of any kind, really. Once ground, spices have a flavor shelf life of no more than six months really. After that they're still *good* as in they won't kill you, but they're not really worth putting on your food anymore. Whole spices last about a year, flavor wise.

Anything else, though, stockpile away.
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January 2nd, 2008, 06:51 AM
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I am fairly certain I have the yeast covered. I've got about 60 strips. Yet I haven't made bread in about three weeks. I think I may do that today... mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I don't know if this is a "stockpile" list, or just a "keep on hand these pantry/grocery staples" list... some of this stuff, I've stockpiled, much of it is just a "keep at least one on hand" kind of thing...

Here's what I have on hand from that list, though:

Baking powder
Baking soda
Biscuit, muffin mixes
Brownie mixes
Cake mixes and canned icing
Chocolate (unsweetened squares, semisweet chips, cocoa powder)
Cooking spray
Cornstarch
Extracts (almond, lemon, orange, vanilla)
flour (bleached, cornmeal, wheat)
Gelatin (unflavored, powdered)
Honey
Milk (evaporated, powdered)
Nuts walnuts, pecans, peanuts)
Sugar (confectioner’s, granulated, light and dark brown)
Vegetable shortening
Yeast

Jams and/or jellies
mayonnaise
Mustard (honey, spiced, yellow)
Oils (canola, olive, peanut)
Salad dressing

Biscuits (canned)
Butter, margarine
Cheese
Eggs (or egg substitute)
Juice (fresh, concentrated)
Meat (freeze it)
Milk
Poultry (chicken, Cornish hen, turkey)
Veggies (fresh, frozen)

Aluminum foil
Coffee filters
Drinking straws
Napkins
Paper plates
Paper towels
Plastic plates
Plastic wrap
Waxed paper
Zippered freezer and storage bags

*I have several of the spices. Not going to c&p through them, though.

Beans, Canned (black, red kidney, white)
Beans, dried (black, lentils, lima, pinto, split pea)
Bread Crumbs
Broth (Beef, chicken, vegetable)
cereal (cream of wheat, dry, grits, oatmeal)
cocoa
coffee (decaffeinated, flavored, regular)
crackers
garlic (fresh and jarred)
Maple syrup
Onions (French fried, fresh)
pasta (angel hair, egg noodles, fettuccine, lasagna, linguini, pastina, penne, spaghetti)
Peanut butter
Potatoes (white, sweet)
Rice (long-grain, wild)
Soup (canned, bouillon cubes)
Tea (Chi, decaffeinated, herbal, regular)
Tomatoes (chopped, crushed, puree, sauce, whole)
Tuna
Veggies (canned carrots, corn, green beans, peas, etc.)


Yep. I'd say I'm pretty well set...
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January 2nd, 2008, 06:53 AM
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I read the title of the list wrong I am such a doofus!

It says "Stocking" the pantry NOT Stockpiling the Pantry

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January 2nd, 2008, 07:00 AM
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Well, as stated in my post, that does make much more sense. Although a lot of it is stockpiled in my house, some of it isn't stockpile worthy.
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January 2nd, 2008, 07:10 AM
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OK, check this out: Gina, you're actually the only one who read your own post correctly. Even when you thought you were wrong, you weren't. You never said "stockpile" just stock. We all just assumed stockpile because...well...we have stockpile on the brain.
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January 2nd, 2008, 07:11 AM
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OK, check this out: Gina, you're actually the only one who read your own post correctly. Even when you thought you were wrong, you weren't. You never said "stockpile" just stock. We all just assumed stockpile because...well...we have stockpile on the brain. [/b]

she edited, Teri.
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January 2nd, 2008, 07:14 AM
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OK, check this out: Teri isn't so smart. Especially when she gets hardly any sleep.
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January 2nd, 2008, 08:02 AM
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OK, check this out: Teri isn't so smart. Especially when she gets hardly any sleep. [/b]

ROFL.

why not much sleep? I am the one that's supposed to be losing sleep around here... and boy, am I.
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January 2nd, 2008, 08:09 AM
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Yeah, I went ahead and fixed it. The point of the post was that I was looking for that info when I first came around so that I could get my pantry "up to par" and then start to stockpile from there. So the intent was correct just not the title.
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January 2nd, 2008, 08:16 AM
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I was thinking about that, Gina, and I think lots of what's on that list is what we told you. I know I threw in the powdered/canned milks and cereals and beans and stuff... because those are my biggest stockpile items.
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January 2nd, 2008, 08:49 AM
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All I have stock piled is, cat food, cat litter, TP, and shampoo and conditioner. Boo
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January 2nd, 2008, 09:18 AM
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I was thinking about that, Gina, and I think lots of what's on that list is what we told you. I know I threw in the powdered/canned milks and cereals and beans and stuff... because those are my biggest stockpile items. [/b]
I know, I am just this huge list person. I have to write out a grocery list, a party planning list, whatever or I forget things. and this way I don't have to actually do it myself. Oh yeah, I am lazy too.
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January 2nd, 2008, 10:41 AM
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I'm big on lists too! I should check my tiny pantry with this list--looks like it's a good one.
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January 2nd, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Gina did you get the Better Homes and Garden's wedding edition cookbook. If so that's what I got and I love it!!!
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January 2nd, 2008, 11:23 AM
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I am soooooooo a list maker too. The list rocks either way.

Plus, it reminded me of about a year ago when we all went crazy and decided to eat only from our pantries for a whole month, so there were inventories all over the place waiting for people to think up ingenius things to do with 23 cans of beanless chili and so on and so forth.
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