This is my pantry. Part of it. A well-stocked pantry provides all the makings for a good meal. With the right ingredients you can quickly create a variety of meals. Keeping these items in stock also means avoiding extra trips to the grocery store, saving you both time and money.
Everyone's pantry in different, although I think there are a few basic items you should try and always have on hand. Here they are.
Flour (buying these items in bulk will also save you money)
Sugar-raw, granulated, brown and powdered
Oil-olive and canola
Homemade/Store Bought Canned Goods/Packaged Items-
Broth and/or Stock
Canned Tomatoes, Past and Sauce
Rice-brown and white
A variety of Pastas
Onion Powder or Salt
Miscellaneous Items (this is my list, you may or may not consider these for your pantry)
Granola Bars (from Father-in-Law)
Crackers (from Father-in-Law)
Nuts-almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios
Remember to try and stock your pantry with items that you have bought at rock bottom prices. When something is on sale or you get it for a really great price, try and buy enough to last you until the next sale.
What's in your pantry? This post is linked up to the Frugal Tuesday Tip hosted here at Learning the Frugal Life.