Must have on hand ingredients

Lefty

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This is intended to be a living thread. Please add as you think of new stuff.

I always have the following on hand. (Skipping obvious like milk eggs salt black pepper...)

Chicken Stock/Broth
Canned tomato
Fresh Garlic
Olive oil
saltines
Beer
Bourbon
Genoa Salami
Italian Sausage (Hot)

I will add as I think of new stuff or find new stuff I should have on hand all the time. OK, I know Beer and booze are optional but I have to have standards.
 

Mama

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Onions
Bell Peppers
Celery
Carrots
Cream of mushroom Soup
Cream of celery Soup
Onion Soup Mix
Tomato paste
 

Adillo303

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Seriously -

Instant Mashed potatoes.
Basic spices
  • Italian seasonings
    Basil
    Peppercorns
    Garlic powder
 

QSis

Grill Master
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Single serving bags of Cape Cod chips
cans of tuna
pasta
white rice
 

lilbopeep

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butter
lemon juice
stocks/broths and boullion (chicken and beef)
oils (canola, peanut, EVOO, grape seed, flax seed, sesame and hot chili sesame)
tomato paste
crushed tomatoes
tomato sauce
rice (jasmine, assorted gourmet and brown)
hot sauce
soy sauce
maggi sauce
dry herbs and spices
burgundy wine
flour
cornstarch
rolled oats
bread crumbs
kidney beans
cannelini beans
 

Cooksie

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Bacon - I keep it in the freezer and use it mainly for seasoning peas and such or for BLT's.

All kinds of dry pasta, canned tomato products, rice, Knorr's sauce mixes :heart:

I just recently started keeping powdered milk on hand, for cooking only.

Onions, I can't cook without them :).

Ramen noodles, I can't live without them :wink:.
 

QSis

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Hellman's mayo
Kosher dill pickles
green and black olives
 

Sass Muffin

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Onions
Potatoes
Garlic
GOOD quality bread
Soups
Tomato sauce and paste
Ketchup (sweet chili sauce)
mayo
Franks Hot sauce
rice
corn, peanut and olive oil
butter
pasta
 

Lefty

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I also like to have a few mustards on hand. Basic yellow, brown deli style, horseradish mustard and Dijon.
 

Sass Muffin

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peanut butter
cream cheese
Spike,Mrs.Dash.. Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up salt

Hornsby's Hard Cider :whistling: LOL!
 

joec

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In addition to what the others have posted that I didn't see are:
Beef Stock
beef demi-glace
assorted vinegars
peanut oil
olive oil
canola oil
unsalted butter
peanut butter
soy sauce
Sriracha
Hot Bean Paste
Chinese mustard
Cajun Mustard
Assorted dried pasta
Bacon Salts (4 different flavors)
 

High Cheese

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Wow! I guess I'm simple. lol

bones/shells in the freezer to make stock
carrot
celery
onion
garlic
canned whole tomatoes
lettuce
lemons & limes
dried pasta
rice
red potatoes
fresh thyme
herbs d' provence

I can bang out multiple dinners using any protein with that stuff.
 

luvs

'lil Chef
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-steaks
-veal
-lamb lollipops
-chix tenderloins or a game hen
-pork
-burger meats (beef, turkey)
-fresh/frozen veggies
-pastas
-cheeses
-proscuitto or speck
-legumes
-tomatoes & canned tomato items
-oils/vinegars
-potatoes, usually peruvian or yukons
-antipasto bar items
-anchovies/paste
-capers
-garlic/sage!/onion/other herbs, spices, aromatics
 

lifesaver91958

Queen of the Jungle
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Peaunt butter
Butter
Flour
Mrs Dash (origional blend)
Potatoes
Canola corn oil
Olive oil
Onions
Bell Peppers
Crushed Tomatoes
Flour tortillas
Dry beans and peas
White rice
 

JoeV

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Phone numbers for the carryout joints when you just don't feel like cooking. I keep them in my speed dial.:yum::bonk:
 

Mr. Green Jeans

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Canned tomatoes
Flour
Butter
Dried beans (several calibers)
An extra 10# propane cylinder (we live in the country and power outages are the norm)
Onions
Garlic
Potatoes
Cheese always more than 1 kind on hand.
Coffee
Tapatio hot sauce
 
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