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Old 12-15-2017, 06:23 AM   #1
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Basic Starter's Pantry Ideas

Don't post much, but thought about how to help a starter, ie. college student, single people, young adults, newlyweds, etc. get the basic foods and equipment for their kitchen shelves and pantry. While the menu choice will be preferential, there are some basics every kitchen should have to help starters get by and be saavy, be frugal, and save money, time, and effort...also good to have if they are sick to have handy.
I thought about just some very basic ones:

Condiments:
Salt/Pepper and 2 favorite condiments, ie. onion, garlic, and/or herbs
Flour
Cornstarch
Sugar
Coffee
Tea
Oatmeal/Cereal
Bread
2 Cans of Broth
2 Cans of Soup/2 Boxes of Dry Soup Mix
Dry Noodle Mixes, ie. Mac & Cheese
Oil
Butter/Margarine
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Eggs
Rice or Flavored Rice Mixew
Tomatoes Canned, Crushed, Paste, Puree, or Whole

Noodles
Potatoes
Milk Fresh, Dry, and/or Canned
2 Paks Frozen Vegetables and Canned Fruit
2-3 Cans Vegetables
2 Meal's of either Fresh or Canned Beef, Chicken, Tuna, etc.
Ketchup, Mustard
Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce

Equipment:
Fry pan
2 double boiler
Cookie Sheet
Can Opener
Cofee Maker or Tea Kettle
Covered pyrex/oven proof dish
Several Dishes/Utensils/Soup Ladle, Spatula, Stir Spoon, Siege/Colander
Aluminum Foil, Paper Wax, Wrap
Dish Detergent, Scrubbers
Handful of basic recipes


Just some veeeery basic ideas here...that are not often taught to young adults. Just amazed at how many of the young kids straight out of college today rely on quick fix drive through. Food is not automatically available in the kitchen, you have to plan a stock. To rely on take-out or drive through cuts into the starter's budget. Ideally, cooking from scratch would help the starter's budget in most cases. However, even they don't keep some of the things listed for cooking from scratch, in general, having a few frozen and canned items helps the new starter control costs and go midway into a better kitchen pantry and budget management system.
If you have more ideas for the starters, please add.....not a rant due to my amazement at how youth live today, just trying to bring awareness that in general should be taught to youth to help them transition to independent living.

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Re: Basic Starter's Pantry Ideas

This is a great post! When we married, my husband asked my MIL and grandmother-in-law to get some breakfast supplies and put them in our new house so we could have breakfast the next morning. (We were driving in from out of town.) They did that and they also got us some extra supplies similar to your list. It was VERY helpful.
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Don't post much, but thought about how to help a starter, ie. college student, single people, young adults, newlyweds, etc. get the basic foods and equipment for their kitchen shelves and pantry. While the menu choice will be preferential, there are some basics every kitchen should have to help starters get by and be saavy, be frugal, and save money, time, and effort...also good to have if they are sick to have handy.
I thought about just some very basic ones:

Condiments:
Salt/Pepper and 2 favorite condiments, ie. onion, garlic, and/or herbs
Flour
Cornstarch
Sugar
Coffee
Tea
Oatmeal/Cereal
Bread
2 Cans of Broth
2 Cans of Soup/2 Boxes of Dry Soup Mix
Dry Noodle Mixes, ie. Mac & Cheese
Oil
Butter/Margarine
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Eggs
Rice or Flavored Rice Mixew
Tomatoes Canned, Crushed, Paste, Puree, or Whole

Noodles
Potatoes
Milk Fresh, Dry, and/or Canned
2 Paks Frozen Vegetables and Canned Fruit
2-3 Cans Vegetables
2 Meal's of either Fresh or Canned Beef, Chicken, Tuna, etc.
Ketchup, Mustard
Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce

Equipment:
Fry pan
2 double boiler
Cookie Sheet
Can Opener
Cofee Maker or Tea Kettle
Covered pyrex/oven proof dish
Several Dishes/Utensils/Soup Ladle, Spatula, Stir Spoon, Siege/Colander
Aluminum Foil, Paper Wax, Wrap
Dish Detergent, Scrubbers
Handful of basic recipes


Just some veeeery basic ideas here...that are not often taught to young adults. Just amazed at how many of the young kids straight out of college today rely on quick fix drive through. Food is not automatically available in the kitchen, you have to plan a stock. To rely on take-out or drive through cuts into the starter's budget. Ideally, cooking from scratch would help the starter's budget in most cases. However, even they don't keep some of the things listed for cooking from scratch, in general, having a few frozen and canned items helps the new starter control costs and go midway into a better kitchen pantry and budget management system.
If you have more ideas for the starters, please add.....not a rant due to my amazement at how youth live today, just trying to bring awareness that in general should be taught to youth to help them transition to independent living.
Someone gifted me a kitchen started set and I used those utensils for years. It was so helpful. I think this is such a practical idea that more people should do for young people.


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This is a great post! When we married, my husband asked my MIL and grandmother-in-law to get some breakfast supplies and put them in our new house so we could have breakfast the next morning. (We were driving in from out of town.) They did that and they also got us some extra supplies similar to your list. It was VERY helpful.
That was such a nice thought.

I remember seeing a young bride after her wedding night having breakfast with her dh and her parents. She was literally a blushing bride and I wondered if she would have preferred eating room service alone with her husband or at home instead of out and about.
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Re: Basic Starter's Pantry Ideas

One of my most-used wedding gifts was a nice cake pan with cover and a Betty Crocker cookbook. The recipes and instructions were so basic and helpful. I still have/use it. Each section has information about food that is very interesting (like cuts of meat, and different types of beans with pictures of them) So very useful especially for someone starting out!
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