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    sunshine6650
    Basic cupboard & freezer MUST haves!!
    • #1
    • 29th Mar 08, 1:33 PM
    Basic cupboard & freezer MUST haves!! 29th Mar 08 at 1:33 PM
    I have been dabling on & off on this board for last 6 months & i have learnt a lot
    (ive just made shepards pie,HM Meatballs & burgers from 1 packet mince from this site, usually i pack would of done 1 lasagna!!)

    I have decided to have a cupboard atart again. WE are using everything as much as poss in the cupboard at the minute, get it to bare essestials than have a good shop on practical things that can always be used (tinned toms etc..)
    Is there anything you ALWAYS have & comes in handy with everythng?

    I have the basics of flour,yeast,pasta,few sauces,noodles etc..

    I want to do the same with the freezer.

    I know its not going to be the cheapest shop at first as starting from scratch but in long rub we should never be without a meal to hand (saves takeaways!!)

    I like to be organised so im even thinking of creating a list of meals i can russle up!!

    Ive looked around the site & as most of us i get side tracked on other threads, been looking since 9am & looked at everything else!!
    Thinking of creating a recipe list that i can always do..& list what i need all the time so we always have the basics?

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  • miserly_mum
    • #2
    • 29th Mar 08, 4:56 PM
    • #2
    • 29th Mar 08, 4:56 PM
    My freezer essential are

    1. Frozen pre-cooked rice for quick stirfries/ fried rice dishes to use up leftover cooked meats.

    2.Chopped mixed peppers for stir fries/pasta bakes/curries

    3. Frozen veg, especially value frozen peas and casserole mix

    4.Pre cooked chopped bacon bits for pasta dishes
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  • jcr16
    • #3
    • 30th Mar 08, 9:23 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Mar 08, 9:23 PM
    for me it is prob just 1 thing and that is mince.

    with a bag of beef mince i feel i can generally make anything along side my stroe cupbaord basic. from chilli , cottage pie , lasagne , spag bol, twice baked potatos.

    but also lamb mince is a good stand by.
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  • Stephen Leak
    • #4
    • 30th Mar 08, 9:59 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Mar 08, 9:59 PM
    Here's my absolute basic ingredient list. If I run out of any of these, I get twitchy.

    CUPBOARD

    142g tin of tomato puree
    400g tin of plum tomatoes
    400g tin of red kidney beans
    400g tin of tuna in brine
    420g tin of baked beans
    500g bag of plain flour
    500g packet of basmati rice
    500g packet of spaghetti
    Beef stock cubes
    Olive oil
    Sunflower oil
    Ground black pepper
    Salt
    Dried mixed herbs
    Chilli powder

    FREEZER

    375g pack of casserole or stewing beef
    375g pack of chicken breasts
    500g of white fish (Cod, coley, haddock, hake, plaice or pollack) fillets
    500g pack of minced beef

    FRIDGE

    Bottle of lemon juice
    Butter
    Cheese
    Eggs
    Milk
    Tomatoes

    VEGETABLES

    Baking potatoes
    Garlic
    Onions
    Last edited by Stephen Leak; 30-03-2008 at 11:15 PM.
  • laughing cow
    • #5
    • 31st Mar 08, 12:10 AM
    • #5
    • 31st Mar 08, 12:10 AM
    As well as some of the stuff already mentioned I always have:

    CUPBOARD
    Veg Bouillon powder
    Soy sauce
    Oregano
    Chilli flakes
    Cumin
    Oats
    Mustard
    Chickpeas
    Cannellini beans
    Balsamic vinegar
    Oils - maybe sesame, walnut, chilli
    Tahini
    Tabasco
    Honey
    Rice noodles
    Risotto rice
    Jar of olives
    Jar of capers
    Can of coconut milk
    Nuts - pine, hazel and almonds
    HP sauce or mushroom ketchup to add flavour to casseroles
    (I'm veggie so tend to have lots of 'flavourings' to make it more exciting!)

    FREEZER
    Pitta bread
    Wraps
    Frozen berries (for making smoothies)
    Peas (for currie/soups/risotto)
    Broad beans (for risotto or making a puree like hummus)
    Spinach (for bulking out stews etc)

    FRIDGE/VEG
    Lemons + limes
    Chillies
    Root ginger
    Fresh Herbs (basil, parsley, mint) I grow as many as possible, but sometimes buy them during the winter)



    Last edited by laughing cow; 31-03-2008 at 12:13 AM.
  • kunekune
    • #6
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:00 AM
    • #6
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:00 AM
    I always have homemade breadcrumbs, frozen peas, frozen corn, sausages, mince, smoked haddock and prawns in the freezer. Essentials in my pantry are coconut milk, tinned beans (kidney, chickpea, haricot), red lentils (dried), suet, flour, yeast, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, tinned salmon, mixed nuts and every kind of grain (at least 4 kinds of rice, barley, couscous, bulgar wheat), spaghetti and macaroni. I keep a good spice and herb supply, the most important for me are cumin, coriander, turmeric, saffron, oregano and a pre-mixed curry powder (sainsburys do a lovely kashmiri one). Essentials in the fridge are butter, eggs, milk, cheese, lemon juice, bacon, chorizo sausage (whole), and various flavourings: soy sauce, tom yum paste, pataks curry paste, thai sweet chilli sauce, mustard. I never allow myself to run out of onions or potatoes. I know that whatever happens, I could feed the family for at least a week on my stores, and it is unlikely that I'll start a recipe and not be able to do it.
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    • angelavdavis
    • By angelavdavis 31st Mar 08, 9:15 AM
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    • #7
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:15 AM
    • #7
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:15 AM
    Hiya, My necessities below:

    Cupboard:
    Sunflower Oil
    Salt
    Pepper
    Selection of dried herbs and spices - definitely oregano or mixed Italian herbs, rosemary, cumin, coriander, chilli flakes and curry powder
    Selection of different stock cubes
    Tinned tomatoes or passata
    Plain and Self-raising flour
    Bread flour
    Lemon juice
    HP tomato and brown sauce
    Light and dark soy sauce
    A couple of different bags of Rice - usually American and Basmati
    A couple of types of pasta - usually spaghetti and penne
    A pack of rice noodles
    A pack of soup noodles
    Dried mushrooms
    Tinned kidney beans
    Dried mixed pulses for stews
    Yeast
    Olive oil
    Mustard
    Worcestershire Sauce
    Gravy mix

    Fridge:
    Butter
    Eggs
    Milk
    Cheddar
    Tomato Puree
    Celery
    Carrots
    Onions
    Potatoes
    Mushrooms
    Garlic

    Freezer:
    Peeled cubes of ginger
    Pack of beef mince
    Pack of salmon steaks
    Bag of frozen prawns
    Frozen Peas
    Open frozen bag of sliced peppers

    This gives me enough scope to make quite a few meals without needing to shop for anything else.
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  • daisy_steiner
    • #8
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:43 AM
    • #8
    • 31st Mar 08, 9:43 AM
    Our must haves are as follow:

    Cupboard
    Flour - plain, sr, wholemeal, pasta, bread
    Sugar - various types
    Icing sugar
    Rasins and other dried fruits
    Lemon juice
    Lime juice
    Vanilla extract
    Stock cubes
    Cous cous
    Pasta - lots of (various)
    Rice - Brown, white and risotto
    8-10 tins of tomatoes
    Passata
    Tinned sweetcorn
    Tinned waterchestnuts - great for bulking out stir frys cheaply
    Noodles
    Large selection of dried herbs and spices
    Cooking chocolate
    Dried yeast
    Mustard
    Mustard powder
    Garlic
    Olive oil
    Tinned beans - baked beans, kidney beans, mixed beans and any that are on offer in the super market
    Pearl Barley
    Tinned pineappled
    Evaporated milk - great for making quick, cheap ice cream
    Condensed milk - great for making cheap fudge when in need of a sugar rush
    Chorizo - Can spice up even the most basic of meals and a good one can last months
    Wasabi paste
    Anchovy sauce - a splash of this can be added to lots of meals and a bottle lasts years
    Soy sauce
    Worcestershire sauce
    Balsamic vinegar
    Cornflour
    Tinned sardines
    Tinned tuna
    Pudding rice
    Bouillion
    Oats
    Green lentils
    Capers
    Chick peas
    Coconut milk





    Frozen
    Mince
    Beef for stews
    Chicken thighs
    Few blocks of butter
    Bacon
    Sausages
    Chopped veg
    Ginger
    Few standby chops
    Stock
    Breadcrumbs
    Fish fingers
    Pizza dough
    Vodka
    Made up versions :
    burgers
    meatballs
    fishcakes


    Fridge
    Cheese - chedder, brie, blue cheese, cream cheese&mozzerella
    Butter
    Marge&stork
    Milk
    Lettuce
    Peppers
    Chillies
    Apple juice
    Lemons
    Limes
    Tomato puree
    Eggs
    Last edited by daisy_steiner; 31-03-2008 at 9:52 AM.
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  • laughing cow
    • #9
    • 31st Mar 08, 2:08 PM
    • #9
    • 31st Mar 08, 2:08 PM
    Cooking chocolate
    Frozen
    Mince
    Beef for stews
    Chicken thighs
    Few blocks of butter
    Bacon
    Sausages
    Chopped veg
    Ginger
    Few standby chops
    Stock
    Breadcrumbs
    Fish fingers
    Pizza dough
    Vodka
    Made up versions :
    burgers
    meatballs
    fishcakes
    Originally posted by daisy_steiner

    I nearly put that one too.

    I also forgot the wine. White for risotto and red for stews and 'helping' me during the cooking process.
    • maypole
    • By maypole 31st Mar 08, 5:42 PM
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    maypole
    for me it is prob just 1 thing and that is mince.

    with a bag of beef mince i feel i can generally make anything along side my stroe cupbaord basic. from chilli , cottage pie , lasagne , spag bol, twice baked potatos.

    but also lamb mince is a good stand by.
    Originally posted by jcr16
    Agree, couldn't do without it, we buy ours in Costco in bulk and split it up, the quality is lovely.

    I also like a lot of bread and rolls in the freezer, saves me nipping to the shops for it and spending loads more money on something I never went for in the first place!
  • competitionscafe
    As long as you have tinned toms, onions, garlic and olive oil you can always make a basic tomato sauce for pasta or to serve with chicken or meat.

    Lemons
    are always useful and keep a while in the fridge, always good to have some cheese - cheddar for cheese sauces, parmesan for pasta and risottos or blue cheese to add to broccolli and pasta for a quick supper. Homemade chicken stock freezes well and can be used for anything from soup to risottos. Peas (frozen) so you always have some veg even when you run out of fresh veg.

    You can freeze milk, cheese and butter so you always have an emergency supply if you run out. You can't freeze eggs but they keep a few weeks in the fridge and are another essential for everything from cakes to omelettes.

    And a tub of good quality ice-cream for when you have a craving for something sweet or want to offer a dessert to guests. Vanilla ice-cream is the most useful as you can make a good hot chocolate sauce in 3 minutes with cocoa powder, sugar and a little bit of milk to go with it or serve with fruit salad, crumble or just with a generous slug of Baileys poured on top. Green & Blacks, Rocombe Farm and Hill Station all do a good vanilla ice-cream.
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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 9th Apr 08, 8:15 AM
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    thriftlady
    This is my basic list which I've posted before. It has a few new additions which aren't really essential but give our meals a bit of extra oomph. I've italicised the non-essentials

    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, prunes
    Coconut, sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds
    Cocoa
    Chocolate
    Cornflour
    Suet

    Staples
    Potatoes
    Rice-basmati or long grain, brown, risotto, pudding
    Pasta – spaghetti, penne, lasagne
    couscous
    bulghar
    Lentils (red and green/brown)
    Soup mix
    Beans – mung (for sprouting), kidney, white beans, chickpeas
    Popcorn
    Crispbreads and oatcakes

    Tins and cartons
    Baked beans
    Corned beef
    Sardines/tuna/mackerel , anchovies
    Peaches/pineapple/mandarins
    Passata, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes
    Coconut milk
    Orange juice, apple juice
    Coffee, tea

    Bottles and jars
    Olive oil, sunflower oil, garlic oil (for very lazy dressings)
    Wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar
    Sherry, vermouth
    Soy sauce
    Worcester sauce
    Marmite
    Tahini (for hm hummus)
    Curry paste
    Mustard
    Honey
    Jams, jellies, chutneys (homemade)
    Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil-the oil is really useful)
    Black olives
    Mayonnaise
    Capers
    Stock powder
    Spices - a variety

    Fridge
    Milk
    Yogurt (homemade)
    Cream
    Butter
    Cheese – cheddar, parmesan, a little blue cheese, feta, mozzarella
    Eggs
    Bacon
    Chorizo
    Ham or salami

    Freezer
    Peas, sweetcorn
    Berries and fruit purees- picked in season
    Pittas
    Loaves and rolls (homemade)
    Stock (homemade)
    Tomato sauce (homemade)
    Vegetable hash (onion, garlic, celery, red pepper, carrot)
    Chickens
    Mince
    Sausages
    Fish fillets – salmon and white fish
    Prawns (small north Atlantic ones)

    Fruit and veg
    Onions, garlic
    Carrots
    Lemons
    Apples, bananas, oranges
    Seasonal, locally grown stuff
    Last edited by thriftlady; 10-04-2008 at 8:28 AM.
    • prettypennies
    • By prettypennies 9th Apr 08, 6:30 PM
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    prettypennies
    This would be my list of stuff I don't like to run out of:

    Store cupboard

    flour - plain, self raising and bread flour
    yeast
    rice - basmati, risotto
    pasta - penne, spaghetti
    caster Sugar
    sea salt
    olive oil
    vinegar - basmati, sherry
    spices - everything!!!
    tinned toms
    beans
    tuna
    sweetcorn
    marmite
    black pepper
    breadcrumbs
    vermouth
    garlic
    chillis
    bouillion powder
    honey - local and manuka (for coughs and colds)
    c vit tabs (for preserving fruit slices)
    cereal

    Fridge

    parsley, thyme
    yogurt
    cream
    milk
    eggs
    butter
    cheddar
    cream cheese
    onions
    carrots
    pancetta
    chicken thighs
    lemons
    oranges
    fresh stock

    I think that's about it
    Last edited by prettypennies; 09-04-2008 at 6:33 PM.
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    • Syl
    • By Syl 10th Apr 08, 8:23 AM
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    Syl
    Store cupboard and freezer must haves
    I must have tinned toms in the cupboard as well as condensed soup (for instant pasta sauces), baked beans, chick peas, butter beans and corned beef.

    In the freezer I always have frozen vegetables notably peas, sweetcorn, broccoli and cauliflower. I buy larger packs of chicken breasts and pack the meat into usable quantities. I also make use of offers on turkey and mince and freeze those. My best standby tip for the freezer is to double up your cooking e.g when cooking bolognese sauce,curries or stews - and freeze the extra portion. It takes virtually no longer to cook and you can either take it out of the freezer early to allow it to defrost naturally or stick it in the microwave to reheat while you are cooking the pasta or whatever. It's a trick we started doing early in our married life when we were both working and it now works just as well with a family.

    Hubby made beouf bourgignon this weekend this way last weekend and we now have another lovely portion to look forward to sometime.

    mmmm.
    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 10th Apr 08, 10:37 AM
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    Uniscots97
    Our must haves are as follow:

    Cupboard
    Flour - plain, sr, wholemeal, pasta, bread
    Sugar - various types
    Icing sugar
    Rasins and other dried fruits
    Lemon juice
    Lime juice
    Vanilla extract
    Stock cubes
    Cous cous
    Pasta - lots of (various)
    Rice - Brown, white and risotto
    8-10 tins of tomatoes
    Passata
    Tinned sweetcorn
    Tinned waterchestnuts - great for bulking out stir frys cheaply
    Noodles
    Large selection of dried herbs and spices
    Cooking chocolate
    Dried yeast
    Mustard
    Mustard powder
    Garlic
    Olive oil
    Tinned beans - baked beans, kidney beans, mixed beans and any that are on offer in the super market
    Pearl Barley
    Tinned pineappled
    Evaporated milk - great for making quick, cheap ice cream
    Condensed milk - great for making cheap fudge when in need of a sugar rush
    Chorizo - Can spice up even the most basic of meals and a good one can last months
    Wasabi paste
    Anchovy sauce - a splash of this can be added to lots of meals and a bottle lasts years
    Soy sauce
    Worcestershire sauce
    Balsamic vinegar
    Cornflour
    Tinned sardines
    Tinned tuna
    Pudding rice
    Bouillion
    Oats
    Green lentils
    Capers
    Chick peas
    Coconut milk





    Frozen
    Mince
    Beef for stews
    Chicken thighs
    Few blocks of butter
    Bacon
    Sausages
    Chopped veg
    Ginger
    Few standby chops
    Stock
    Breadcrumbs
    Fish fingers
    Pizza dough
    Vodka
    Made up versions :
    burgers
    meatballs
    fishcakes


    Fridge
    Cheese - chedder, brie, blue cheese, cream cheese&mozzerella
    Butter
    Marge&stork
    Milk
    Lettuce
    Peppers
    Chillies
    Apple juice
    Lemons
    Limes
    Tomato puree
    Eggs
    Originally posted by daisy_steiner


    Probably a very silly question but how do you make ice cream from evaporated milk? (I know its probably really easy and I'll kick myself for being so stupid as to ask when I see the answer but have 2 tins in the cupboard and no idea what to do with them).
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Apr 08, 10:39 AM
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    Hmmm...


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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 10th Apr 08, 11:23 AM
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    hollydays
    Freezer

    Beef mince
    Smoked Haddock
    Quorn
    Chicken portions
    Breadcrumbs
    Soft fruit (Aldi)
    Individual bacon rashers
    Small cubes of cheese
    Small cubes of butter
    Prawns
    Turkey steaks
    soya beans (when on bogof)
    chicken livers
    belly pork rashers
    Milk
    bread
    stock
    chopped onions
    Last edited by hollydays; 10-04-2008 at 11:36 AM.
  • soupdragon52
    Along with all the usual standbys I have one extra thing in my cupboard - a 10 tesco gift card!!!! think of all the times you have gone to the cupboard/fridge/freezer and the one ingredient that you simply must have is not there, you then go to the purse and out fly the moths (must admit my tesco is only a couple of miles away)
    • BigMummaF
    • By BigMummaF 10th Apr 08, 1:14 PM
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  • stollybolly
    Hubby and I graduated 4 years ago but as we are both artists we still have periods where we are living on the poverty line. With 8 years of frugality under our belts we have learnt how to do it in style and I can always feed us for about three weeks with what is in the cupboards/freezer when we have a lean month. Ed can't eat wheat or dairy, so we have learnt to live without lots of things like bread and cake, although I do bake occassionally with ground almonds and eggs (Nigella lawson clementine cake is great for wheat and dairy free)
    I have substituted condensed milk in coffee instead of fresh and we use soya in things like porridge and custard. Having speical dietary requirements can be a huge expense if you buy into all the available processed rubbish that is produced, but we have just cut down to basic ingredients we know we can cook a lot of meals from scratch with and only eat meat once or twice a week as a treat (mainly lambs liver or one free range chicken fillet between the two of us)
    Things we eat at least once a week include sausage and lentil casserole, rissotto and jacket potato with filling.

    Store cupboard essentials

    gram flour, rice flour and potato flour
    Polenta to use instead of breadcrumbs
    marigold stock powder (buy in bulk 1kg tins)
    Porridge Oats (daily breakfast with water and soya milk)
    Dried green and red lentils (soups and sausage and lentil casserole)
    Pickled onions and gerkins and Popping Corn (for when we need a snack)
    Tinned Toms
    Tinned Chick peas (home made Humous)
    Tinned Butter Beans (Ed's Butter Bean ragout)
    Tinned Cannelini Beans
    Tinned Sweetcorn (for chicken carcass soup)
    Tinned Tuna
    Tinned Salmon
    Wheat Free Pasta
    Brown Rice
    Rice Noodles
    Rissotto Rice (use with mushrooms or chorizo and frozen peas or soya beans)
    herbs and spices
    Wheat free veggie gravy powder
    Olive, veg and sesame oil
    Cider, white wine, rice and malt vinegar
    worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, tom ketchup and HP
    Decaff instant and real coffee
    Peppermint tea
    Local Honey
    Peanut butter
    Home made Damson Jam
    Home made Chutney (with veg from my garden)
    dried procini mushrooms (for rissotto if no fresh mushrooms in)
    pattinsons scottish oatcakes (substitute for bread)

    In the veg department
    potatoes
    leeks
    celery
    onions
    mushrooms
    tomatoes (if they are cheap on the market)
    white cabbage
    carrots

    In the Fridge

    Local Allerdale sheeps milk cheese from the cheese farm
    Pecorino sheeps milk cheese instead of parmesan
    goats milk butter
    various condiments like mint sauce, horseradish and mustard
    soya spread
    fresh ginger and garlic
    condensed milk (for my coffee) and fat free yoghurt for my dairy fix
    chorizo sausage LIDL (tiny bit goes a long way in soups, stews or omelettes)
    fresh pork& apple rusk free sausage from my local butcher (to do with lentils)
    nut and seed box with hazlenuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, brazils, walnuts etc (mainly toasted on top of porridge in the morning)
    Alpro soya milk,
    extra light helmans mayo
    beef dripping

    Freezer

    Don't use the freezer much as it is in an outbuilding not the kitchen, but always has frozen coley fillets from LIDL, a couple of LIDL veggie pizzas for when Ed is working away and frozen game such as partridge from the local butcher when it is in season as its only 2 for two partridge which makes a great sunday roast for two people. Also a stock of staffordshire oatcakes which the family bring when they come up to Cumbria from stoke on trent, local speciality like a savoury oat pancake served with bacon and cheese wrapped in it.
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