Sunday, September 20, 2009

What are your kitchen essentials?

After talking to a friend about my cooking style today, I started to think about what I need to have in my kitchen to know that I can serve my family a "good" meal. So here are the bare minimums that I need to have on hand.

  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning

  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salsa

  • Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Ground Beef

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Eggs
  • Misc. Veggies

Now I do keep much more than this in my kitchen. But if I had to choose what I just could not run out of, this would be the list. With this, I can make many things. Creamed Tuna on rice, bread, soups, casseroles, pasta, the list goes on and on.

What are your kitchen essentials?


Stephanie's Smokin' Recipes said...

Most of what you listed are my essentials too. I also have to have Lawrys season salt and Cavenders because I use these more then I do just plan old salt!

I like to have a variety of veggies and breads...already made or mixes for my bread machines..that way we are not always repeating the same things.

I also like to make sure I have vanilla extract, brown sugar, chocolate chips...your basic items for making goodies :)

Laurie said...

I like doing Asian and Italian cooking the most, so fresh herbs for the Italian stuff, roma tomatoes, kosher salt is my fave ingredient. I also use alot of tamarin and sesame oil...sesame oil adds such great flavor in the asian dishes.

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