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What food do you always make sure you have in?

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McDreamy Sun 07-Jun-09 20:47:45

Off shopping tomorrow, I menu plan (sort of) but I am a bit aware I don't always have enough stuff to rustle up a lunch or an emergency meal. Anyway my question is as the thread title -what have you always got in?

nickytwotimes Sun 07-Jun-09 20:49:30

I've always got pasta and pesto. Instant dinner in an emergency.

I usually have bolognese/chilli in the freezer for quick dinners too. Big potful divided into portions.

smurfgirl Sun 07-Jun-09 21:22:48

Chopped tomatoes, tuna, eggs, mayo, cheese, bread (in freezer), salady bits.

dairymoo Sun 07-Jun-09 21:34:25

Creme fraiche, sealed packets of pancetta, eggs, parmasean & pasta - spaghetti carbonara is a speedy and yummy supper.

Also always have avocados, tomatoes, basil (from plant) good cheese and bread in the freezer for some sort of thrown together light lunch. Oh and borlotti beans and good tinned tuna for salad.

I seem to always have quite a lot of food really blush.

meltedmarsbars Sun 07-Jun-09 21:39:54

everything I need [smug emoticon]

Anifrangapani Sun 07-Jun-09 21:42:18

Gin & Tonic wink

psychomum5 Sun 07-Jun-09 21:42:18

pasta, baked beans, noodles, soup or stock in the freezer to be able to make soup, ready bake rolls, eggs, mince, tuna.

CMOTdibbler Sun 07-Jun-09 21:44:23

I always have pasta, sauce (various types), Moo UHT and frozen veg.

Everything else is variable !

FruitynNutty Sun 07-Jun-09 21:46:00

Ketchup, bread, milk, baked beans, marg

digitalgirl Sun 07-Jun-09 21:51:44

milk, butter, cheese, bread, eggs, pasta, tinned tomatoes, rice, flour, onions and garlic.

Then we have a vegbox delivered once a week so always got something that needs cooking.

snickersnack Sun 07-Jun-09 21:53:00

Tinned tomato, cheese, onions, pasta, eggs, baked beans, rice, peppers

ClaireDeLoon Sun 07-Jun-09 21:54:34

Wine.

Actually I have the same problem as you - am good at cooking but hate to buy too much fresh stuff unless I know what I'm doing with it as I always end up wasting it.

serin Mon 08-Jun-09 00:20:43

Good grief, the contents of my kitchen cupboards could see this family through a nuclear winter blush

thumbwitch Mon 08-Jun-09 00:24:29

chocolate, cheese, fruit, condiments, ice cream, emergency frozen ready meal, jam, onions, potatoes, pasta, rice.

Pretty much in that order.grin

Shitemum Mon 08-Jun-09 00:27:38

pasta
tuna
tomato sauce
cheese

McDreamy Mon 08-Jun-09 09:58:41

Thank you for your tips! I'm off to the shops this morning armed with your list! (Esp the chocolate rec grin)

Greensleeves Mon 08-Jun-09 10:00:17

couscous/quinoa
lentils
split peas
rice
pasta
tinned tomatoes
peanut butter
fruit
onions
potatoes
pesto
veggie stock
cheese

islandofsodor Mon 08-Jun-09 10:09:33

Bread
Milk
Baked Beans
Teabags

knpeppa Tue 09-Jun-09 21:52:57

In freezer: mince, fish fingers, salmon steaks, peas, green beans, oven chips, ice cream, bread
In fridge: mayonnaise, yoghurt, milk, chedddar, parmesan, eggs, buttter, margarine, nice ham, bacon bits, peppers, cucumber, celery, carrots, avocados, cabbage/broccoli,cherry tomatoes, yeast
In cupboard: pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, lasagne sheets, tinned tomatoes, pesto, tinned sweetcorn, tinned tuna, tinned kidney beans, jam, marmalade, chocolate spread, peanut butter, tea, coffee, raisins, plain flour, bread flour, self-raising flour, white sugar, demerara sugar, golden syrup, cocoa, lentils, muesli
In garage: onions, potatoes, oranges, lemons, apples, bananas, butternut squash, fruit juice, plus spares of all non-perishables.
In spice cupboard: usual range of herbs and spices, plus stock cubes, cake decorations

skramble Tue 09-Jun-09 23:32:31

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and Pesto and choclolate mouse (tesco value) and choc mini rolls

skramble Tue 09-Jun-09 23:33:22

oh and some emergency spam, don't know what sort of emergency needs spam though hmm

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