Help me fill my cupboards!

(14 Posts)

We moved in with my parents last month, all of our food has either been thrown,eaten or swallowed up by Mum's cupboards.

We are due to move in about 6 weeks and I have no food! Can you tell me what cupboard staples I should buy so I can rebuild my stocks.

Cupboards used to be full of stuff I bought thinking I would use but I didn't. Refuse to get that way again!

Thanks!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 15-May-13 21:00:20

What kind of things do you like to eat smile

BriansBrain Wed 15-May-13 21:03:00

What do you normally cook?

My cupboards have everything I would need to bake, dried spices, baked beans, pasta, pearl barly, stock cubes.

And many many many packets of stuff I never use but buy when I'm hungry.

Spices and herbs
Tinned tomatoes
Oils
Vinegars
Stock cubes
Pasta
Rice

Oh yes baking stuff - flour, yeast, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda.

Taffeta Wed 15-May-13 21:44:43

I was just pondering this very morn how much stuff I have in.
Cereal, porridge, rice, pasta, couscous, lentils, noodles, flour, sugars, baking powder, bicarbonate, corn flour, nuts and dried fruits for cooking I have a whole drawer of these, spices, dried herbs, cake decorating stuff, extracts, essences, stock, salt, pepper, vinegars, oils, alcohol, ice cream cornets, cat food, squash, sauces, soup, tinned toms, tuna, sardines, anchovies, jam, marmalade, Marmite, Bovril, coconut milk, condensed milk, golden syrup, maple syrup, honey.

Taffeta Wed 15-May-13 21:46:03

....baked beans, gelatine, jelly, poppadoms, curry paste

Taffeta Wed 15-May-13 21:46:36

Oh and coffee loads of types of tea, cocoa, hot chocolate

Nagoo Wed 15-May-13 22:16:23

You like this thread. eh Taff?

You need tomato puree. And every flavour oxos grin

Taffeta Thu 16-May-13 14:34:58

Stalker. Tomato purée lives in the fridge. Chuh.

Pantah630 Thu 16-May-13 15:46:35

I put together a basic store cupboard box for DS1 the other day as he's moved into a houseshare grin. It included seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, vinegars, cumin, coriander and cinnamon, oils, tinned beans, toms, mustards, peanut butter, sugar, tea, etc.... Think there is a list in one of the Jamie O books for store cupboard essentials, DS just has to add meat, veg and dairy now. He's a good cook so pretty sure he'll be adding more.

Wow thank you!

Lots of food for thought!

We eat anything really! Cupboards used to be full of spices that I only used once or twice (saffron and 5 spice mainly!).

Might just check out Jamie's book. My plan is to use what I buy so I don't have 5 years out of date stuff!

Anyexcuse Sat 18-May-13 09:32:29

I'm jealous. My cupboards are stuffed full of all sorts some of which I've hardly used. I wish I could just toss it all out and start again. I have a little fantasy of being so organised that I would have a back up cupboard that I'd replenish once something went into kitchen cupboard iykwim. You could do it when you're starting off from scratch and you'd never run out of anything again. Your first big shop would be mighty expensive right enough having to buy two of everything but what a domestic goddess you'd be!

MERLYPUSS Sun 19-May-13 20:12:24

Tinned veg - baked beans, chopped/plum tomates, sweet corn, refried beans, pasata, tom puree, soup
Tinned fish/meat - corned beef, tuna, sardines, anchovies, paste
Tinned fruit - plus evap, jam, honey, syrup & treacle, rice pud, cond milk, powdered milk or long life
Pickles and condiment - ketchup, mayo, capers, gherkins etc, olives, vinegars, soy, worcester, chilli sauce, mustard etc.
Baking dry goods and raising agents.
Sugars for baking and tea, dried fruit, flavourings like cocoa, nuts
Pasta, rice, couscous, soup mix, pearl barley
herbs and spices, gravy mix and stock cubes, cornflour
part bake bread, wraps

can't think of any more

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