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Old 02-27-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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Food staples - what are yours?

Just because I am curious, I thought I would start a thread and ask. What are 5 food staples that you need to keep stocked in your house at all times? List 5 for the cupboards (dried and canned goods), 5 for the fridge and 5 for the freezer.

Mine would probably be:

Cupboard:
-Basmati rice
-olive oil
-balsamic vinegar
-pasta
-dried or canned beans

Fridge:
-cheese (gruyere or esrom)
-butter
-onions or shallots
-tomatoes
-eggs

Freezer:
-Freshly frozen fish fillets (tilapia, snapper or salmon)
-homemade veggie or fish stock (I make it and freeze it in ice cube trays so I always have some on hand)
-phyllo dough
-spinach
-frozen mixed berries

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Old 02-28-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
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ooh, this will be a fun thread!

Cupboard:

Basmati rice
Various cooking oils
Soy sauce
Garlic
Basil


Fridge:

Cheese
Eggs
White wine
butter
Apple/Orange Juice

Freezer:
I am so finicky about keeping my freezer stocked...

Several pounds of the following:
Boneless/skinless cheicken breasts
Pork Shoulder or Chops
Various steaks and ground beef

Frozen veggies
Frozen breakfast items, i.e. waffles/toaster pastries ( for the g/f)
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:24 AM   #3
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Cupboard
1. Rice ( different kinds)
2. Peanut butter
3. tomato soup
4. beef and chicken broth
5. Lentils and split peas

Fridge
1. eggs
2. milk
3. coffee creamer ( never ever without)
4. butter
5. onions

Freezer
1. hamburger
2. chicken pieces
3. different cuts of lamb
4. Ham
5. Bread
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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Freezer: Stock or ingredients for it (bones, etc)
a bag of brocolli
Butter

Fridge:
lettuce
onions
Lemons and/or limes
cabbage

pantry:

Oil (I like to keep olive, peanut, and veg, but that makes three and is cheating. If I had to pare it down, and believe me, I have, I'd go for olive).

Vinegar (again, this is cheating. If I had to choose one, I'd go for a white wine vinegar or apple cider ... in reality I must have a half dozen))

Pepper corns and a grinder. Grew up with fresh ground pepper and am never giving it up.

Salt. Preferably kosher, but plain old mortens will do me in an emergency.

Flour.
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:04 AM   #5
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cupboard
flour
sugar
spices
oatmeal
pasta

canned goods
peanut butter
tomato paste
kidney beans
cream soups
shortning

Freezer
bread dough
hamburger
butter
chicken
veggies
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:53 AM   #6
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cupboard: evoo, dry white wine, pasta, canned tomatoes, salt
fridge: cheese, coffee, eggs, bacon or panceta, apples
freezer: chopped spinach, peas, chicken on the bone, steak or chop on the bone, broth or stock.

very hard to select the basic necessities!
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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pantry
  • flour (of different sorts)
  • sugar (regular, brown and powdered)
  • rice (basmati, carnaroli and arborio)
  • pasta (of all shapes)
  • extra virgin olive oil
fridge
  • milk
  • butter
  • eggs
  • cheese of different sorts
  • vegetables of different sorts
freezer
  • OUR HOMEMADE ICE CREAMS
  • parmigiano (and/or grana padano)
  • vegetables of different sorts
  • puff pastry sheets
  • nuts of different sorts
However there are many other staple items that couldn't fit in the list in all 3 categories!!
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great topic...I wold give you karma but I have recently so it wont let me...
now for my answers:

Mine would probably be:

Cupboard:
-long grain rice
flour
sugar
dried beans/peas(limas right now)
egg noodles/pasta
-potatoes

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Fridge:
-cheese (cheddar,american,&mozerrela)
-butter
-onion
-milk
-eggs
-celery

Freezer:
hamburger
pork chops
chicken
frozen okra
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:26 PM   #9
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Cupboard:
-a good olive oil
-rice
-whole black pepper
-kosher salt
-Italian seasoning

Fridge:
-milk
-eggs
-fresh parm
-lemons/limes
-green and red leaf lettuce

Freezer:
-Ben & Jerry's
-sausage links
-frozen berries
-coffee
-beer mug
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:16 PM   #10
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It's interesting that we all have quite a few staples in common! Olive oil, basmatic rice, onions, butter, cheese, eggs...
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