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Old 03-23-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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The Essential Grocery List

Hi!

Does anyone have a short-list of their grocery essentials --13 or so items that they must have in their house to cook?

I don't mean like cereal and milk and bread, b/c those things are super basic and you don't cook those. I mean more like certain vegetables, meats, and such that are the cornerstone of your recipes.

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Old 03-23-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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A few that I always have around.

Dried mushrooms. I buy these by the gallon
Heavy whipping cream
Sherry
Romano or Parmesan cheese. Generally Pecorino Romano.
EVOO, again by the gallon + higher quality in smaller quantities.
Good aged balsamic vinegar. Goes with good olive oil.
Frozen shrimp
Multiple types of pasta
Bacon - as much for flavoring as eating.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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Chicken
Pork chops
Butternut squash
Hokkaido squash
Broccoli
Carrots
Sugar snaps
Cinnamon powder
Sea salt
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:02 PM   #4
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Your best bet is to base your list of essentials on what you cook.

If you don't eat pork or hate mushrooms, it does you little good to know that I always have both on my list.

Your shopping list should be based on how you cook and what you cook. Whatever you use every week, over and over, that's your list.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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Broccoli
Carrots
Rice
Pasta
Beans & Lentils
Garlic & Ginger
Onions
Tofu
Cashews
Spinach
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Dried mushrooms. I buy these by the gallon
Can you find these in any grocery store? And what do you cook these with?
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Can you find these in any grocery store? And what do you cook these with?
I have generally seen these in my local asian markets in very big bags! Just an idea for you to check.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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pasta
rice
chicken
hamburger
onions
various types of cheeses
sour cream
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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Flour
Sugar
Butter
Shortening
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
yeast
Pasta
Oil / EVOO
Potatoes
Onions
Garlic
carrots
celery
peppers
Canned Tomatoes
Canned beans
Frozen veggies
Stock/Broth
Fresh and dried herbs
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Bacon - cooking and seasoning
Eggs
Onions
Cheese
Pantry-safe Milk (Milk in boxes)
Sherry
Canned salmon
Canned clams
Canned tomatoes
Canned fruit
Dry pasta
Rice
Beef Boullion

I can make several dishes out of these ingredients on their own. I have a good variety of seasonings and cooking wines on hand. Sugar, flour and yeast are always available. Of course, Frank ensures we always have bread.

Some things I can make out of those ingredients are salmon cakes, scrumptious pasta with clam sauce, a very passable French onion soup, a yummy carbonara pasta, several egg dishes, several pasta sauces, some custards, rice pudding (with sugar from the pantry, quiche (with help from the pantry), etc. Really, I could keep going. :)

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