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Storecupboard Essentials

edited 21 July 2009 at 9:12PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 21 July 2009 at 9:12PM in Old Style MoneySaving
ok...so i decided i wanted to find and print everyones..well those that i could find...storecupboard lists.
after much searching of indexes etc yes there are several threads but must of them are just a few items etc.
what is your FULL storecupboard list...the items that you simply must have in,your oldstyle bible for grocery musts!!????

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  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    I'm sure I posted my entire storecupboard contents somewhere. I'll have a search for it;)
  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    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
  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    This thread from earlier in the year might be useful

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=47029
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  • newleafnewleaf Forumite
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    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
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  • 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:p
    erm trying to think....moggins,TM,queenie,PP to name but a few i would love to see.
  • newleafnewleaf Forumite
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    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.
    Official DFW Nerd No 096 - Proud to have dealt with my debt!
  • Littlemiss-lotsofdebtLittlemiss-lotsofdebt Forumite
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    Goodness my store cupboard looks measly looking at this! :eek: 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_mumirchy_mum Forumite
    297 posts
    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:D

    Jo x
    Jo x:A
  • gerretlgerretl Forumite
    427 posts
    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

    £2 savers club =£42
  • ziggy2004ziggy2004 Forumite
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    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)
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