Just the Basics…

Top 5 Basic Staples in My Fridge:
Milk
Eggs
Yogurt
Cheese
Produce (a good variety)

Top 5 Basic Staples in My Freezer:
Meat (ground beef, pork, chicken, steak)
Frozen Veggies
Frozen Fruit
Frozen Pizza Crust
Frozen Pasta (tortellini, ravioli, shells)

Top 5 Basic Staples in My Pantry:
Canned Tomatoes
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Cold Cereal
Tuna (foil package)

Top 5 Basic Items in My Baking Pantry:
Flour
Sugar
Salt
Baking Powder
Baking Soda

Top Ten Basic Spices in My Cupboard:
Kosher Salt
Whole Black Peppercorns for Pepper Mill
Granulated Garlic
Onion Powder
Red Pepper Flakes
Thyme
Oregano
Cumin
Cinnamon
Chili Powder
(I like to use basil, cilantro, rosemary, and dill in their fresh form)

Top Five Basic Extracts/Emulsions in My Cupboard:
Pure Vanilla Extract
Pure Almond Extract
Butter Extract
Raspberry Bakery Emulsion
Lemon Extract

Top Five Basic Condiments in My Fridge:
Ketchup
Mustard
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade
Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce

7 thoughts on “Just the Basics…

    • Well, thank you! I have a background in home economics and continue to help young families understand the importance of family meals so this list has come in handy for me too. Thanks for your comment… Enjoy your day!

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