I am a meal planner through and through, but there are times when life just gets so busy that I ask myself the age-old question, What’s for dinner? When that question starts circulating around my brain, I will always turn to my pantry for answers. This is true for me in good times and in bad.
There are a few pantry staples that I always have on hand. I’m talking about canned beans (tons of varieties), tomato sauce, tuna, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, coconut milk, peaches, pears, and pasta, etc. I also keep a variety of squash (it keeps forever!), onions, and potatoes stocked up and ready to go.
A well-stocked pantry can save you when you’re pressed for time or when the government recommends staying close to home!
Not sure where to start when it comes to building up your pantry power? Check out: How to Stock Your Pantry for suggestions, tips and more great recipe ideas.