Thursday, November 2, 2017

If You Had $20 to Start a Pantry...What Would You Buy??

Hello friends!  I have been trying lately to get my pantry stocked back up. I have let it go a little due to putting my money in other areas but the pantry is low. I have been inspired lately by a few blogger friends and their pantry building skills.

So, if you were starting from the beginning and you were given $20 to stock your pantry for STOCKING & BUILIDING purposes ONLY what would you buy? 

Those of you with experience of stocking pantries please share what you feel is a good foundation?

Then, next week we will share what the next step would be!!

Please check out my previous post on Egg McMuffins. I usually do not post two times a day. But I am shopping tomorrow and need some ideas!



  1. Hmmm, well I would buy staple items that my family eats, such as rice or pasta. I would buy oatmeal, butter, sugar and other baking items. Spices. Chicken broth.

    Those are the things that come to mind!

    1. Wonderful! Thank you. I like what you said from the beginning buying things you know your family eats. I have been scouring blogs and etc. it seems like a lot of things suggested at times are really weird things or things I would have no idea what to do with. Hehe!

  2. My list would look like Deanna's and might also include Canola oil, canned tuna, dried beans, & flour. Having the ingredients for a simple white sauce stretches into a filling casserole very well with just pasta, a can of tuna, & a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Hard to beat at less than $3 for the whole thing! Toss in a little grated cheese and you've got cheese sauce for baked potatoes or mac/cheese, etc. Dry milk is another handy item in a pinch.

  3. I would look at the sale flyers and see if anything is on sale that you use on a regular basic. My local store puts pasta on sale for 68 cents a pound on a regular basis. I like to keep my pantry stocked with that since I use it often. It's also a good time to find butter, flour, sugar and other baking goods on sale along with canned stock and frozen vegetables. No matter how good the deal I suggest you only buy what you know your family will eat.

  4. Chrissy, I would first look to see what is on sale at the grocery store and then make my list from there. If there isn't anything on sale, I would buy pasta, rice, beans, a few cans of vegetables (including tomatoes). I would also buy a few basic herbs/seasonings.


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