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Old 05-27-2009, 01:31 AM   #11
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All of the above plus black olives, sea salt, peanut oil, port wine, ravioli, low salt, cholesterol free pasta, shrimp, catfish, 98% lean hamburger and stew meat, Dream Whip, assorted soups, salt-free veggies, fresh and candied ginger, grits, Trio, granulated garlic, Mesquite rub, most spices and extracts, English Dry Mustard, Hungarian Paprika, horseradish, McCormick's Taco Seasoning, green pepper, garlic stored in oil, roquefort, worcestershire, Louisiana hot sauce, cornstarch. blue corn meal, rice flour, white pepper. Many of these products I have to drive 50 miles to buy. Therefore my pantry and freezer are normally well stocked. And I also buy restaurant quality and quantity.

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:15 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by toofat View Post
our pantry is probably too well stocked--really how often do you need Grains of Paradise?? But always like to have tomato paste in the tube in the cupboard and puff pastry in the freezer--for either savory or sweet stuff

these pics look so amazing !!!!!!!!!! did you do that ?!!!!!!

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:59 AM   #13
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I couldn't possibly list the foods I always have on hand. There are only two of us, but if you look in my pantry or fridge you'd think I was preparing for the end of the grocery store. Or, as I've joked with some DC friends who ARE, that I was a member of the LDS. I don't remember if it was at this forum or one of its predecessors, I once asked how long you and those you live with could possibly live off of the food you now have in your home. I actually figured it out for me & hubby, but don't remember. Given that right now there are two unopened, large bags of rice, I suspect awhile, and by the time the fresh produce in the fridge, and what is in the freezer and pantry, by the time it was gone my garden would be giving, so at least we'd last the summer (but don't let me kid you, I'll keep it all at that level)
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by mandy moore View Post
these pics look so amazing !!!!!!!!!! did you do that ?!!!!!!
and it was eazy too--one had leftover shrimp/crwfish etouffee and the other mincemeat pie filling(from a jar)--
secrets in the frozen pastry--don't think would even attempt it from scratch!
buzz--and thanks
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #15
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Kosher salt
Onions: White, sweet (Vidalia when in season), and red
Loaf of bread or I'll never hear the end of it from my mother
Chocolate milk, my son only drinks Chocolate milk or water
Ice tea, always have 2 one gallon jugs made for DH
Rice, bought 20 lbs. last time
Rotel, never run out
Green Giant canned Kitchen Cut green beans, I could live on those
Green Giant canned Shopeg corn
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:00 AM   #16
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I'd like to say I keep more stocked in the pantry but after our last episode of "grocerylessness" I have to say that those are truly the only things we always have on hand. It's sad,really . There truly is no meal you can make from coffee, salt and butter. Trust me.

But confession is good for the soul, lol.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:20 AM   #17
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We generally eat home made foods (including tiffins) so the list will be long list

min two types of lentils
mustard oil
turmeric powder
chili powder
cumin powder
coriander powder
puffed rice
thin arrowroot biscuits
mustard seeds
fenugreek seeds
kalonji seeds
flatten rice
green chili
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #18
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I always need to have canned Red Gold tomatoes so when I do not know what to make for dinner I can just cook a little pasta, from my pantry, and cover it with Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Garlic & Olive Oil and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and dinner is on the table.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:30 PM   #19
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a high temp spatula, I have found I almost always have to bring my own.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:43 PM   #20
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lemons, garlic, oil, onions, chick peas, pita bread, tahini, rice, pasta, frozen chicken, flour , butter, sugar, cocoa, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla,bananas, cheerios, coffee, tuna in a can, milk:)

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