Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What's in Your Cupboard?

This particular list has had me thinking lately about things we just always have on hand when the need arises to throw a reasonably nutritious meal together in a hurry. I presume that everyone has their "staples" -- stuff they just never have enough of because its either a meal to be made in just a few minutes or its the right kind of ingredients that a quick meal could be made from. I'll offer you the basic standard contents of the Rock Family Pantry/Freezer/Fridge, if only you'll promise to do the same. Might be nice to have a few new ideas for things to keep on hand when inspiration for dinner is lacking. Because, contrary to popular belief, we do not eat like this every night. We do sometimes eat like this but we're just as likely to eat like this.


Zatarains Red Beans and Rice
Canned Beans (Black, navy, garbanzo, and kidney)
Mahatma Yellow Rice
Progresso Canned Soup
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Tomato Sauce
Cake Mix(makes tasty cookies in less than 15 minute when you have unexpected guests.)
Cornbread Mix
Pizza Crust (either Boboli or a box mix)
Red Potatoes


Frozen Ravioli (If I had not just started my Walmart boycott I'd recommend their store brand because they're cheap, tasty, and even the picky toddler will eat them.)
Peppers (Hot, Green, Red, etc)(Frozen from the summer when they were still cheap and in season.)


Carrots, onion, celery (They keep a long time in a crisper)
A few different kinds of cheese (at least mozzarella, parmesan, colby, and some cheddar blend)
Sun Dried Tomatoes

I'm sorry if this is the most boring post ever. For some reason, I have been thinking about this all day.

Blog Archive