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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 10th Jul 06, 6:33 PM
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    thriftlady
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:33 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:33 PM
    I'm sure I posted my entire storecupboard contents somewhere. I'll have a search for it
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 10th Jul 06, 6:37 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:37 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:37 PM
    Found it!

    Thriftlady's fully comprehensive storecupboard list

    Baking supplies- Flour-plain, self-raising and bread (wholemeal and white)
    cornflour
    oats

    baking powder, bicarb, yeast, gelatine, food colourings
    choc chips, cocoa, coconut, sunflower seeds
    sultanas, dried apricots, raisins

    granulated sugar, demerara, soft brown sugar, icing sugar, golden syrup, black treacle

    Dry goods- oat cakes, ryvitas, popcorn kernals
    long grain rice, brown rice
    pasta-spaghetti, lasagne, macaroni,penne/fusilli
    barley
    Dried milk

    dried pulses-chick peas, mung beans (for sprouting), kidney beans, haricot beans, red lentils, green lentils

    Tins and cartons- tomatoes, tomato puree, passata, tuna, mackerel, baked beans, peaches, pineapple, mandarins
    UHT milk (for yogurt), apple juice, orange juice

    Sauces and flavourings- Worcester, soy, mayo, honey, mustard (Dijon, English), marmite, stock powder, ketchup

    jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles (all hm)

    wine vinegar, olive oil, sunflower oil, lemon oil (can no longer get this 3/2/09)
    large selection of spices and herbs
    sherry, vermouth, brandy

    tea, ground coffee

    Fridge- eggs, milk, butter, yogurt (hm),
    bacon, ham,
    cheddar, parmesan

    Freezer- pittas, hm loaves and rolls
    berries (home picked/grown)
    peas, sweetcorn
    Whole chickens, mince, sausages, hm chicken stock, whatever fish I've bought for the week
    Last edited by thriftlady; 03-02-2009 at 7:42 PM. Reason: no spaces between commas- it was bugging me!
  • Queenie
    • #4
    • 10th Jul 06, 6:41 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:41 PM
    This thread from earlier in the year might be useful

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=47029
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    PMS Pot: £57.53 Pigsback Pot: £23.00
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    • newleaf
    • By newleaf 10th Jul 06, 6:49 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Jul 06, 6:49 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:49 PM
    Tinned Sardines,Tuna & Salmon
    Tinned beans (Kidney, Black Eyed, Haricot, Chickpeas etc)
    Mustard powder
    Dijon Mustard
    Vegetable stock powder
    Oxo cubes
    Worcester Sauce
    Soy Sauce
    Marmite
    Vinegar,(malt, cider, red & white wine, tarragon)
    Coconut Milk
    Olives
    Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
    Sunflower Oil
    Gherkins
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Tomato Puree
    Passata
    Pasta
    Noodles
    Rice
    Cous Cous
    Dried Beans
    Hot Chilli Sauce
    Indian Pickles
    Tinned Soup (sorry,OH insists!)
    Mayonnaise
    Flour (Plain, SR, Strong)
    Cornflour
    Sugar
    Salt
    Peppercorns
    A cupboard full of spices from the Asian grocers - too many to name.
    In Fridge:
    Milk
    Eggs
    Cheddar
    Parmesan
    Mozzarella
    Butter
    Peppers
    Celery
    Spring onions
    Onions
    Mushrooms
    Yoghurt
    Jam (HM)
    In the Freezer
    Bargain meat purchases - Bogof sausages or other reduced stuff
    Fish
    Chicken Thighs
    Steaks
    Mince
    Frozen Chips
    Frozen Peas
    Spare Loaf
    Lidl Ice Cream
    Frozen fruit & veg from garden (lots of Rhubarb at the mo')
    Frozen herbs for Thai - Lemongrass, Ginger, Lime leaves, Galangal, Chillies etc.

    This is what I always have in stock, other stuff comes and goes according to current tastes.

    Edit to add:
    baking powder
    bicarb
    yeast
    gelatine
    choc chips
    cocoa
    coconut
    Teabags/Coffee
    sultanas/raisins/currants/peel/glace cherries
    dried apricots
    granulated sugar
    soft brown sugar
    icing sugar
    golden syrup
    black treacle
    Last edited by newleaf; 10-07-2006 at 7:12 PM.
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  • LearningToSave.
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:50 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 6:50 PM
    thanks thriftlady and newleaf....thats exactly what i was after.

    thanks queenie..i had looked at that thread but only pooky's was a 'fully comp' one so i printed that....any chance of yours queenie?? as a regular and regular contributor of many great recipies and ideas i would be glad to see yours.

    come on everyone
    erm trying to think....moggins,TM,queenie,PP to name but a few i would love to see.
    Last edited by LearningToSave.; 10-07-2006 at 6:52 PM.
    • newleaf
    • By newleaf 10th Jul 06, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 7:05 PM
    I've had to edit it half a dozen times - I keep thinking of other things tucked away! Most of these are things you don't need to replenish very often, thankfully. We grow what we can, and freeze it. I make all our Jam and some pickles & chutney. We are both keen cooks and that helps a lot.
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  • Littlemiss-lotsofdebt
    • #8
    • 10th Jul 06, 9:09 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 9:09 PM
    Goodness my store cupboard looks measly looking at this! I'm still getting into the OS way of thinking though so here's mine:

    Cupboard:
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Baked Beans
    Tuna
    Passata (new to this and love it!)
    Pasta
    Rice
    Peanut Butter
    Marmite
    Mayo/Ketchup/Salad Cream
    Salt/Black Pepper/Chilli flakes/Dried herbs
    Tomato Puree
    Sugar/Coffee/Tea

    Fridge:
    Eggs
    Cheese
    Butter
    Milk
    Cooked Meat
    Bacon
    Salad

    Freezer:
    Bread
    Oven Chips
    Frozen Veg
    Frozen HM Leftovers
    Pizza Bases
    Tortilla Wraps
    Fishfingers
    Anything else bought from the reduced section or not used - I freeze everything!!
    Its nice to be important but more important to be nice!
    • irchy_mum
    • By irchy_mum 10th Jul 06, 9:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 9:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 06, 9:16 PM
    Littlemiss-lotsofdebt-you sure you've not been in my cupboards/fridge or freezer??!!??
    I would have posted identical list

    You've just saved me a lot of typing,thanks

    Jo x
  • gerretl
    One of my many previous jobs was working in contract catering.
    I came to the conclusion, that you only needed to know two things.
    1) How to get out of the !!!!
    2) What to do with the left overs.
    I have applied this many a year in cooking at home, and it has saved me a pretty penny.
    Oh, and don't work in contract catering, it is a vicious game.
    "Don't critisise what people look like, how they speak, where they are from, and what they are called. They cannot help it.
    Do critisise what they say, and what they do, especially if what they say is different to what they do. They can help that"

    Anon

    "Life is the three weeks and six days between paydays" - gerretl

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    • ziggy2004
    • By ziggy2004 10th Jul 06, 9:40 PM
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    ziggy2004
    Cupboard:
    Olive oil
    Balsamic vinegar
    sunflower oil
    dried lentils
    scotch broth mix
    dried peas
    Baked Beans
    Tuna
    Passata
    Pasta (small shapes, lasagna and spaghetti)
    Rice
    Mayo/Ketchup/
    Salt/Black Pepper/basil/oregano/paprika powder
    Tomato Puree
    Sugar/Coffee/Tea
    cereal (weetabix and cheerios)
    Tortilla wraps
    Organic chicken stockcubes
    Tinned fruit
    Flour (plain, SR and bread)
    Cornflour
    Semolina
    Baking powder
    Raisins
    Breadsticks
    Dried apricots
    porridge oats
    Icing sugar
    Cocoa powder
    jam


    Fridge:
    Eggs
    Cheese
    Butter
    Milk
    Bacon


    Freezer:
    Bread
    Frozen Veg

    I am sure I am forgetting something but am too lazy to walk to the kitchen to check
    X Anne

    ps littlemisslotsofdebt I 'stole' your list and adjusted it hope you don't mind (am verry lazy today)
    Last edited by ziggy2004; 10-07-2006 at 10:05 PM.
  • Eels100
    Here's my quick basic storecupboard - I too am still learning OS but I have some good basic principles from my cash-strapped student days!

    Tinned tomatoes
    Various tinned beans
    Tinned tuna
    Tinned sweetcorn
    Flour
    Oatmeal/Porridge Oats
    Dried Fruit
    Sugar
    Black Peppercorns
    Salt
    Paprika
    Chilli Powder
    Mixed Herbs
    Tomato Puree
    Gravy Salt (Burdalls if poss)
    Lentils/Split Peas/Broth Mix
    Pasta/Noodles/Rice
    Pitta Bread/Bagels/Tortillas

    Milk
    Cheddar Cheese
    Soft Cheese
    Eggs
    Margarine/Butter
    Mayonnaise
    Ketchup
    Bacon


    Frozen Peas/Green Beans
    Pizza Bases
    Spare loaf of bread/pint of milk

    Peppers
    Cabbage
    Broccoli
    Carrots
    Onions
    LOADS of Potatoes!!!
    Salad greens
    Apples
    Seasonal Soft Fruit

    and ...
    Orange juice
    Olive oil
    Meat of the week!
    Yoghurt

    and of course the vital ingredient for virtually every meal:
    red wine!
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 16th Dec 06, 11:45 AM
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    Storecupboard list - might be useful
    I've been paring down my storecupboard list and thought it might be of use to some people especially new posters looking to stock their shelves. I know I've posted a list before so apologies for repeating myself. This is what I keep in my cupboards as a matter of course. As you can see I don't buy breakfast cereals, biscuits, jars of sauces, lunchbox items or crisps.

    I do buy treats occasionally like chocolate or more expensive cheese and sometimes Mr Brains' faggots for an easy tea . I also buy fresh fish, or smoked mackerel regularly and other meat like wild rabbit, oxtail, stewing beef and the odd very expensive item like a Christmas goose

    Baking supplies
    Flour – bread, plain, self-raising (wholemeal and white)
    Yeast, baking powder, bicarb, salt
    Sugar – granulated, Demerara, soft brown
    Golden syrup
    Oats
    Raisins, sultanas, apricots
    Coconut, sunflower seeds
    Cocoa
    Cornflour
    Dried milk
    suet

    Staples
    Potatoes
    Rice
    Pasta – spaghetti, penne
    Barley
    Lentils, soup mix
    Beans – mung (for sprouting), kidney, white beans, chickpeas
    Popcorn
    Crackers/crispbreads

    Tins and cartons
    Baked beans
    Sardines/tuna/mackerel
    Peaches/pineapple/mandarins
    Passata, tomato puree
    Orange juice, apple juice
    UHT milk
    Coffee, tea

    Bottles and jars
    Olive oil, sunflower oil
    Wine vinegar
    Sherry, vermouth
    Soy sauce
    Marmite
    Mustard
    Honey
    Jams, jellies, chutneys (homemade)
    Stock powder
    Spices - a variety


    Fridge
    Milk
    Yogurt (homemade)
    Butter
    Cheese – cheddar, parmesan, cream cheese
    Eggs
    Bacon and ham


    Freezer
    Peas, sweetcorn
    Berries and fruit purees- picked in season
    Pittas
    Loaves and rolls (homemade)
    Stock (homemade)
    Tomato sauce (homemade)
    Chickens
    Mince
    Sausages
    Fish fillets – salmon and white fish

    Fruit and veg
    Onions, garlic
    Carrots
    Lemons
    Apples, bananas, oranges
    Seasonal, locally grown stuff

    HTH
    Last edited by thriftlady; 30-12-2006 at 10:48 AM.
  • Toxic Lemon
    I'd add tinned tomatoes and chickpeas to tins and cartons list. Good for meal emergencies.

    And balsamic vinegar and Lea & Perrins Worcester sauce to bottles and jars.
    • mustafa say ving
    • By mustafa say ving 16th Dec 06, 12:48 PM
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    mustafa say ving
    Great thread
    I'd also add dried herbs and spices;

    Nutmeg(whole)
    Mixed Spice
    Cinnamon( ground & sticks)
    Star annise
    Turmeric
    Cummin
    Chinise 5 Spice
    Cloves
    Mace( great in tomato recipes)
    Cardamon pods
    Vanilla Pods.

    Lots more in mine ...these are what I use on a regular basis

    Also HM vanilla sugar
    and a pot of basil on the windowsill
    "Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into someone else's nonsense, tell yourself: Not my circus, not my monkeys." - Mark Borkowski.
    • mustafa say ving
    • By mustafa say ving 16th Dec 06, 12:54 PM
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    mustafa say ving
    oooh

    I also keep various cake decorating bits in mine too ( Children you see...Great to sit them down with some HM fairy cakes and get them decorating )

    so....

    Icing Sugar
    Various food colourings
    gold and silver balls
    100s & 1000s
    good quality vanilla extract
    "Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into someone else's nonsense, tell yourself: Not my circus, not my monkeys." - Mark Borkowski.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 16th Dec 06, 1:20 PM
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    thriftlady
    I keep all the spices you mention Mustafa, plus others, but I just put them on my list as 'spices' I have fresh herbs in the garden too.

    Toxic Lemon, I also used to always have tinned tomatoes in as well as passata. Then I realised I always used passata in favour of tinned toms so I thought 'why keep buying them?'.
    • mustafa say ving
    • By mustafa say ving 16th Dec 06, 1:49 PM
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    mustafa say ving
    I keep all the spices you mention Mustafa, plus others, but I just put them on my list as 'spices' I have fresh herbs in the garden too.

    Toxic Lemon, I also used to always have tinned tomatoes in as well as passata. Then I realised I always used passata in favour of tinned toms so I thought 'why keep buying them?'.
    by thriftlady

    ...doh ah I can see spices now ....as usual rushing ahead of myself

    I keep herbs in the garden too ..I just wish mine was big enough for veggies.
    I love this thead ...I'm still halfway through sorting my kitchen cupboards and using your list as a guide
    "Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into someone else's nonsense, tell yourself: Not my circus, not my monkeys." - Mark Borkowski.
  • Toxic Lemon
    Toxic Lemon, I also used to always have tinned tomatoes in as well as passata. Then I realised I always used passata in favour of tinned toms so I thought 'why keep buying them?'.
    by thriftlady
    Passata is great but I like tinned toms if I want a bit of texture as in Chilli con Carne and Lasagne. But best of all, I love them on toast for breakfast!

    It's a fab list! Looks exactly like my own cupboard.
  • jcr16
    a must for me , which i always keep in . ( apart from now as i've used them all up today) and that is glacie cherries and flaked almonds.
    Very proud mummy to 4 wonderful children aged 8,7 and 4 and 1 months. And our beautiful little angel in heaven she will never be forgotten .My children and Husband are my world.I'm a sahm and enjoying every minute to the full even if sometimes it can seem a bit tough x
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