Staples as in "what is in your cupboards or pantries"" that you can cook in 15 minutes or less.."
That is what I am talking about. I never realized the importance till I was away and my pantry was not packed along with me. We are away for a few days and I have realized how wonderful it is to make up meals in 15 minutes or less. My pantry always has these staples...
eggs in the fridge
an assortment of mustards ( condiments)
ground meats, chicken, pork, beef, t in the freezer
pastas an assortment
breads ( variety frozen) pitas, buns, baquettes...
cheeses ( hard and grated)
flours ( whole wheat, all purpose)
and much more....
With some of these ingredients I can master a cooked meal that looks like I spent hours in the kitchen, instead of minutes...
I have had to go out now 3 x because I was missing a spice, fresh greens, breads...I then realized how
we are not at the grocery stores but once or twice a month. We always have plenty of staples
that require only monthly replenishing.
I never thought about it but when I am home, I can make cookies, muffins, soups, 3 course meals
without a thought... everything is there..
I rarely even repeat a meal except once a month...Every day, our plates are full of a variety and well balanced meals..
I am hungry, frustrated and want to go home....I miss my Pantry....
I can't possibly be the only one who thinks this way..
Someone who really loves being in kitchen... really love to make messes
or really loves to clean up those messes.
But I despise eating out..never really am satisfied with just feeding my body..
I want to feed my soul and you just cannot do that without knowing
what goes into your food...
I am a minimalist even in my cooking...the fewer the ingredients
the better it taste..
Off to make lunch for a brew who loves simple foods...
LUNCH is egg salad baquettes and fresh cut watermelon...
I brought along our book, it is filled with recipes
now if only I had more staples....wink...
I may have to go out again...
I have quite a few meals to prepare for the next few days...