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What is on your staples shopping list?



  • whatatwit
    whatatwit Posts: 5,424 Forumite
    Hi Lil, I hadn't realised you were a distance from each other.

    It's good that she is skilled and adventurous in the kitchen, that way, you know your ingredients will be used.

    Have you added some pasta and some rice, at least then she only has to add the meat or veg, which she may be able to pick up reduced if she starts shopping later on in the day.
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  • rach
    rach Posts: 5,476 Forumite
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    my staples are:

    tinned toms
    frozen veg
    baked beans
    tinned kidney beans
    frozen chicken
    lazy garlic, chilli & ginger (for curries etc)
    red lentils
    tinned tuna
    UHT skimmed milk (for porridge and making yoghurt)
    porridge oats
    Mum to gorgeous baby boy born Sept 2010:j
  • UHT skimmed milk makes excellent rice pudding in the slow cooker!
  • How about good old porridge oats for toppings , home made biccys etc dirt cheap as well..
    I start putting stuff away now for a winter store cupboard as i often get snowed in!!!! Dried milk powder
    cans or jars of :
    red cabbage
    tomatoes and puree
    lentils and dried peas
    pasta and rice
    dried onions
    cocoa powder
    custard powder
    golden syrup and malt extract
    theres always plenty of flour etc herbs and spices to create meals.
  • Rice - can use for sweet or savoury with very few other ingredients at a push
    Weetabix (or even better Asda's own version - same taste, half the price)
    Stock cubes (or frozen stock from roast chicken - really useful and tastes much better)
    Dried garlic
    Dried herbs - know what they mean about not using them but if you can get in the habit, you can have a really tasty meal using next to nothing
    Tomato ketchup - more versatile than puree
    Tinned tomatoes
    Baked beans
    Dry broth mixture
    Plain flour
    Peanut butter
    Cheap and cheerful. Preferably free. :T LBM - more a gradual rude awakening.
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  • Horace
    Horace Posts: 14,426 Forumite
    My staples list:

    Tinned tomatoes
    Pearl Barley (good for dumping in stews and soup)
    Stock cubes (also fresh stock if I have made some)
    Dried Herbs
    Tinned Spam
    Baked Beans
    Olive oil
    Frozen peas
  • We always have these as staple items:

    Kidney beans
    Chick peas
    Butter beans
    Baked beans (Heinz - tried others but not the same!)
    Little tins of sweetcorn (come in packs of 3)
    Tins of tuna
    Baking powder
    Bicarb of soda
    Oats (for breakfast)
    Packs of longlife semo-skimmed milk
    Dried apricots (for Moroccan curries)
    Raisins (for Moroccan curries)
    Flaked almonds (which we lightly toast - great topping for Morroccan curries and as a yummy topping to baked trout)
    Tinned tomatoes
    Plain flour
    Worcestershire sauce

    Hope this helps!
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  • npsmama
    npsmama Posts: 1,277 Forumite
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    Wow, I too wish I had a sister like you!

    I have a spreadsheet of staples. It's very comprehensive and has some prices as well as quantities we use per month (I designed it to see how much it would cost if I bought staples once every 3 months).

    Anyway, if anyone can explain how to post a spreadsheet on here, I'd be very happy to share it.
    "Finish each day And be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and Absurdities have crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can."
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