What are your cooking essentials?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
What are your cooking essentials?
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:09am

We cleaned out our pantry over the weekend, so now I need to refill it and stock up.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 3:54pm

This fits right in with the inventory that DH and I are taking right now.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 11:02am
Mine is pretty bare right now but beyond the basics I have:

Canned peaches and pears
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Diced tomatoes
Dried beans
Brown rice
Cream of Mushroom soup
Tomato soup
Cream of chicken soup
Peanut butter
BBQ sauce

I also have cereal, oatmeal and snacks for the kids

Normally I have Mac and Cheese and tune in there also but there haven't been any sales lately.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 6:14pm
We always have:
Beans (dry)
minute rice
Cream of mushroom, and chicken soups
Tomato soup
Chicken noodle
Tomato sauce
Spaghetti & sauce
Spiral and bowtie pasta
Graham crackers
Apple sauce pouches
Mashed potato flakes
Canned diced tomatoes
Plus the baking stuff: flour, sugar, cornmeal, vanilla....

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 6:19pm

It's a good thing you started this thread, Jen -- reminded me that I need tinned tomatoes and tomato paste.