It’s super frustrating to be in the middle of preparing a recipe and realize that you’re missing some common ingredient needed to complete the dish.
This happens to me on occasion and it’s probably happened to you, too. Christine, one of my readers, recently asked if I had ever created a pantry checklist—a tool that could reduce how often this happens. I had not created one, but her question made me realize how much I’d like to have one!
I got to work on it and have created the following checklist of kitchen staples. These are basic, commonly used foods that give us the building blocks to create a wide variety of meals. Of course, what is used frequently in my house may differ from what is used frequently in yours, so I’ve created an editable, printer-friendly version of the checklist. Click on the following image to view and download this version (it is editable in MS Word).
As you can see, the staples are listed in tables. Once you’ve downloaded the editable copy, you can click your cursor in the cells of the tables to delete or add items.
Hopefully this checklist will help you keep your pantry, fridge, and freezer stocked with essential items so you’re ready to whip up a meal in no time!
What items would you add to this list?
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