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    Default Pantry/Fridge/Freezer staples.

    So as a bit of a branch off from The Pantry Challenge thread, I thought maybe we could start a thread of something we all stock up on so that those weeks that are a bit lean there isn't as much pressure. So when I do a stock-shop, this is usually what goes into it:

    Freezer:
    2+ kilos of mince, divided into 500g bags.
    20 sausages, divided up into appropriate portions for however many people live here at the time.
    4 roast chickens (the local butcher sells 2 for 10 dollars)
    4kgs chicken drumsticks
    1kg chicken breast
    2kgs chicken maryland
    Roast beef/lamb that I've cut up into meal portions for stir frys/casseroles/stews, etc.
    1kg diced bacon
    3 bags stir fry veggies 500g bags
    3 bags normal frozen veg 1kg bags
    1kg frozen peas
    1kg frozen corn

    Pantry:
    5 tins chic peas
    5 tins brown lentils
    5 tins tomato soup
    5 tins crushed tomatos
    5 tins coconut milk
    12ltrs UHT milk
    Large jars of coffee (costco buy though, otherwise wouldn't be normal)
    2kgs plain flour
    2kgs self raising flour
    2kgs sugar
    2 x 500g pack of spaghetti pasta
    2 x 500g pack of spiral/macaroni pasta
    4kg jasmine rice
    1kg arborio rice
    2 x packets hokkien noodles
    1kg dry chic peas
    1kg cous cous
    Stock cubes of different flavours
    1lt tomato sauce
    1lt bbq sauce
    2 bottles american mustard
    2 bottles soy sauce
    2 bottles wostochere (sp?)
    Bottle of good quality olive oil
    Bottle of peanut oil
    Bottle of sesame oil
    Bottle of fish sauce
    20 tins of tuna
    500g bag brown sugar
    Tub of crushed garlic

    Fridge:
    Jar of tahini
    Container of yeast
    Jar of seeded mustard
    Margerine/butter
    12 eggs

    My fridge one is pretty small cause things in the fridge don't last long. I usually do a stock-shop once every 2 months and during my regular shops I pick up extras that are on special like soap, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, etc. I haven't been able to do a proper shop for a while cause our freezer carked it, so I'm just doing regular shops atm.

    Hope it helps. =) I'm sure it'll be different depending on each person but I figured it would be a good idea.

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    Last edited by Jennaisme; 24-02-2014 at 14:21.

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    My pantry must haves are

    5-10kg stoneground wholemeal flour
    5kg plain white and SR white flour
    2-3kg sugar
    10-20kg rice
    Yeast sachets
    Dessicated coconut
    Rolled oats
    2-4kg dried lentils (moong, toor, chickpeas).
    Pasta 2-3kg
    1-3kg brown sugar
    Hokkien or Singapore noodles - those ready to eat Wokka or kangtong ones.
    Canned tomatoes and passata
    Evaporated milk cans
    Coconut milk cans
    tinned fish ie tuna.
    Oats
    Weetbix
    Icing sugar 2-3kg.

    Fridge staples
    Eggs 2-3 doz
    Marg, jam, minced garlic, minced ginger
    1-2kg butter


    Freezer staples
    Chorizos 1-2kg in ziplock bags of three. Great for pasta sauce,frittata or a salad.
    Mince in 400gm lots. I buy 10kg and freeze. Lasts me about 2-3mths.
    Ham hocks or other soup bones
    Chicken 300gm lots for breast fillet or 6chicken legs.
    2-3 bread loaves
    Puff pastry
    frozen spinach
    Frozen veges


    I do a monster basics shop every month and just a weekly fruit/veg/milk/eggs one. With hubby away the girls and I live on lentil curries, rice, salad and Indian flatbread. I bake/cook for all meals. We get no takeout or fast food ever.



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    For a family of 7 sometimes 8.

    My pantry should contain ( don't really do a big shop other than the cyclone season prep shop but that has things we only use than)

    Pantry
    10 - 20 cans of diced tomatoes
    1 kgs of rice
    3 pkt of shape pasta
    2 pkt of angel hair pasta
    1 fettuccine
    Chicken, beef and veg stock
    Gravy mix and tin of cheese sauce mix because I am lazy
    Flour Sr and plain
    2 kg Sugar
    Brown sugar
    Diabetic sugar for baking
    Pasta sauce
    Bicarb
    Tins
    4 creamed corn
    4 corn kernels
    2 baby carrots
    4 peas
    2 beans
    1 Apples
    2 condensed milk
    Tuna
    2 mins noodles
    Oats
    Weetbix
    Herbs and spice X a billion

    Sauces
    Tomato
    BBC
    Hp
    Soy
    Fish
    Etc..

    Fridge
    Butter, butter and more butter
    Milk at least 6 less
    Grated cheese
    Cheese slices
    Cream cheese
    Vegimite
    Nutella
    Garlic
    Sauces

    Fruit always over following with fruit and veg

    Freezer
    Mince
    Snags
    Chicken breast
    A whole rump cut up into stirfry. Steaks and sometimes a roast.
    Veggies both in single and mixes
    Puff pastry


    So yeah pretty well stocked
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    My pantry usually contains the following

    Wholemeal self raising flour
    Wholemeal flour
    Raw sugar
    Desiccated coconut
    Brown sugar
    Couscous
    Brown/jasmine rice
    Plain rolled Oats
    Vita Brits
    Olive oil
    Dukkah
    Spices
    Nuts
    Himalayan rock salt
    Pepper corns
    Stock powder
    Baking powder
    Corn flour
    Cocao
    Balsamic vinegar

    Honey
    Vegemite
    Peanut butter
    Golden syrup

    Black tea bags
    Green tea bags
    Camomile tea bags
    Coffee

    Crackers (sometimes)
    Tinned baked beans and spaghetti
    Diced tomatoes

    Meat (chicken, lamb, prawns usually)
    Frozen veg
    Bread
    Milk
    Fruit
    Butter
    Parmesan cheese block
    Yoghurt (not always)

    I'm my second week in to a pantry challenge - being a complete tight ar$e and many of my supplies have diminished :/
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    Wow, I think we have heaps of "stocked up things" outside of our normal weekly shop but apparently not!

    On top of our regular shops I always like to have:
    Cans of kidney beans
    Chick peas
    Cans of crushed tomato
    Jar of crushed chilli
    Jar crushed garlic
    2 -3 long life milk
    Breadcrumbs
    Cous coins
    Rice
    Pasta

    Freezer
    Sausages frozen in lots of 4
    Mince bought in bulk and frozen in 500g lots
    Wrap bread
    Chicken breast 2-3 packs
    Kangaroo steaks
    Chorizo
    Frozen veggies
    I always have half a dozen containers of soup I have made and frozen, and generally a container of Bolognese.

    Some great ideas on things that we can stock up on! As far as frozen goods go, I'm thinking of buying a deep freezer so we can buy more meat in bulk and freeze more meals. Do people find having a deep freezer adds much to your electricity bill?

    We have a big stockpile of stuff like toilet paper, paper towel, spray and wipe, dishwasher powder, toothpaste, toilet cleaner etc as well. I love Costco!
    Last edited by #Mama; 24-02-2014 at 14:06.

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    Our deep freezer doesn't add too much extra to elec but it saves us heaps in grocery money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Our deep freezer doesn't add too much extra to elec but it saves us heaps in grocery money.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
    This is my arguement with DH but he's insistent it would make our bill skyrocket! Rah.
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    Wow. I totally forgot the rice and things I also have. Oops. Lol.

    I hated my old deep freezer. I found I spent a great deal of time squiggling around and trying to find things in it. I've found the upright freezers with drawers a lot easier to use and organise.

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    We got one of those Icecream display freezers. Hubby made a proper lid for it instead of the glass one that loses heaps of the cold through.
    I just section it off for chicken, pork, beef and lamb.
    Best freezer ever.

    However we do need a lot of room for meat since we kill our own cows/sheep.


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    I'm not a big freezer person so all I have in the freezer is frozen organic spinach, puff pastry , brioche burger buns and dog food!

    Fridge - I update weekly
    Butter
    Cheese ( parmasean/goat/cream/tasty/mozzarella)
    Eggs
    A2 milk
    Cream
    Sour cream


    Pantry
    Organic plain and self raising flour
    Organic wholemeal flour
    Spelt flour
    Yeast
    Pizza flour
    Corn flour
    Baking powder
    Castor sugar
    Brown sugar
    Almond meal
    Rice
    Pasta
    Quinoa
    Olive oil
    Grape seed oil
    Peanut oil
    Sesame oil
    Soy sauce
    Chinese cooking wine
    Hoi sin sauce
    Sweet chilli sauce
    Tomato paste
    Maple syrup
    Honey
    Peanut butter
    Various salts and peppers
    Tons of herbs and spices
    Mustards
    Balsamic vinegar
    White vinegar
    Red wine vinegar
    White balsamic vinegar
    Worstershire sauce
    Tabasco sauce
    Organic corn chips
    Popcorn kernels
    Rice cakes
    Rice crumbs
    Panko crumbs
    Blackstrap molasses
    Pomegranate molasses
    Coconut milk
    Tin chickpeas
    Italian tin tomatoes ( I buy them buy the case so usually have at least 12)
    Fresh garlic/ ginger/ brown onions/red onions
    Pine nuts
    Walnuts
    Almonds
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