When we built onto our current home, I insisted on a walk-in pantry. I stock up on sale items and store them by purchase date. Coffee, for example, is said to be going to cost more soon, so I bought 6 bags of our favorite brand today. We'll use that much in 3 months. Get it while it's still "cheap". When I didn't have a pantry, I created one out of a large donated pie safe. A neighbor had shelves built in behind her staircase. Stock up now!
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I have a gift for taking leftovers and stuff that I have in the fridge and pantry and creating delicious and easy meals from it. Most people hate to waste food so why do it? If you use a little imagination, you can come up with some great new ideas to use use up what you have on hand.
For example if you have leftover grilled chicken breasts and some peppers and onions in the fridge you can make easy and delicious fajitas with just a few ingredients and spices. Quick, easy amd delicious!
stock your pantry with "go to" foods..the kind of foods you can grab quickly to prepare a meal in a moments notice..
ALWAYS in my pantry: canned: pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, salsa, whole wheat pasta, brown rice & assorted packed in juice fruits..fiber-one cereal is great for a meal, and when crushed, is a GREAT substitute for (regular) bread crumbs.
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