Re: New kitchen from scratch? Give me a list!
Oh wow this is hard for me. Our kitchen is far from minimal because we love to cook/bake/experiment, and we also can and brew. I don't mind because we use it all, but if we were rebuilding from scratch we'd have far less than we do now.
If had to rebuild from scratch and leaving out canning/brewing supplies, my list would be:
Enough plates, bowls, cups, mugs and silverware for your family and your average number of guests.
1 large casserole dish (size good for lasagna, bar cookies, and brownies)
1 or 2 small casserole dishes (I like 4x4)
2 cookie sheets
2 bread pans
2 cake pans
Pizza stone (ours never leaves our oven)
Silpats or parchment paper
2 cooling racks
2 egg turners - 1 really thin flexible one for frying eggs, one thicker sturdier one for heavier items
2 silicone spatulas
Carving knife (we also use ours for bread)
3 wood/bamboo spoons
Dry goods measuring cups
Wet goods measuring cups (a 2 cup one)
1 set of the thin plastic cutting boards
Enough flour sack towels to last between your laundry days
Food storage containers for left overs