What’s Your Must Have Kitchen Staple Foods?

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What kitchen staples are important to have on hand?  When I think of kitchen staples, there are a few products that come to mind.  There is nothing worse than not having what you need to make an awesome, homemade meal.  Here are a few of my must have kitchen staples:

  • Meat – If you’re someone who eats meat, I’m sure you would agree – it’s hard to make a meal without meal on hand.  That is unless you’re a vegetarian.
  • Produce – I have to have veggies.  I have been putting a lot of focus on my family’s health, and getting our daily dose of fruits and veggies is important.  If I already have meat, veggies will make an awesome side, or edition to a casserole, crockpot recipe, or anything else I decide to come up with.   My kids are only allowed to grab a piece of fruit for their afterschool snack too, so I always try to keep apple, oranges or some type of fruit available for them to grab.  Plus you can make some pretty yummy things with apples, berries, and just about any other fruit.
  • Dairy – I love to bake, and my kids love mac n cheese.  Oh, or broccoli and cheese is another family favorite.  Cheese seems to just make things taste better, lol.  My husband wouldn’t last long without a glass of milk either.  He drinks of every single night with dinner, if we don’t have it one of us runs to the store to get it.  Eggs are another thing we use a lot of, whether we make us an scrambled eggs for breakfast, or bake a cake.  Dairy is important for me and my family.
  • Coffee – I’m sure most of you would agree with the whole coffee must have, lol.  I’m sure I don’t really need to explain why coffee is important at my house.
  • Snacks - I have four children, and a husband who words a whole lot, and when it’s working he does a lot of driving in extremely rural areas.  My kids need snack throughout the day, and my husband like to take specialty crackers, or nuts with him in case he gets the munchies.
  • Tomato Sauce – There are several things I make using tomato sauce.  Pair it with some noodles, or use it for an awesome stew, or soup.
  • Peanut Butter – Yes, I love to bake and having peanut butter is important, but it can also be used as a great snack with celery or apples.  My kids love it, and it’s so much better for them than candy.  Plus, my kids love their PB & J
  • Beans – Another must have for my kitchen is beans.  Make some awesome burritos, chili, stew, soup, or serve them as a side dish.
  • Coco Mix – YUP, it’s winter and there is nothing I love more than spending time with my family, building a fire, and watching a movie when it’s cold outside.

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  1. md kennedy says

    I never thought of Hot Cocoa as a staple, but what a great choice! Another item I would add to your list would be high quality canned tomatoes!

  2. says

    There’s some beautiful photos there. I liked what you said about building a fire on a cold night. I moved 2 years ago, and the only thing I miss is my fireplace. And I’m mad I never lit a fire for my daughter before she left this earth. She would have liked it too, I’m sure.
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