Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brandi Reunion~~

On August, 21, 2010 we traveled to Northville for a Brandi Reunion!  One thing we all can do is cook ~  Had some wonderful eats with wonderful family.  It went by soooo fast.  But I do believe a good time was had by all!  Next reunion will be in Saginaw!  ~MANGIA~!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Handy Pantry List

Well it is almost time for the kids to go back to school and that means it is time for you to get your pantry back in order.  Here is a list of some good pantry stocking items to keep on hand.  Start building up your baked goods ingredients, so when your kids say mom can you make some cookies or brownies you can say sure!

What I would do is cherry pick your sale items until you get your pantry built back up.  Watch the sales at the stores.  A lot of the stores have "in house" specials, which are unadvertised.  Just take 10-20 minutes and walk through a store and look at the things that are on sale, that you didn't know.  Trust me I know we don't all have time.  But once you start doing it.  It will become part of your routine.  It only takes 21 days for something to become a habit!

Have these items in your pantry and you will always have what you will need for almost any recipe I post on here! 

Dry Goods:
Baking supplies:  Different kinds of chocolate chips, chocolate squares.  Baking powder and cocoa.  Baking soda, Biscuit mix, aka, Bisquick.  Canned frosting and Boxed cake mixes.  Brownie mixes.  Coconut Corn syrup, Cornstarch, Cream of tarter, Flour, Food coloring, J-ello, Honey, Pudding, Marshmallows, Rice Krispies, Evaporated Milk, Condensed Milk, Muffing mix, Pam cooking spray, Olive oil, Vegetable oil.,  Oats, Salt, pepper, shortening, Brown sugar and white sugar..

Canned goods:
Applesauce, beans: all kinds, black, northern, kidney, green etc., chicken and beef broth, creamed soups, fruits and fruit cocktail, green chilies, canned jalapenos, mustard and ketchup, mushrooms, olives, peanut butter, salsa, sauces: Alfredo, picante, process cheese, spaghetti and taco, tomatoes: diced, whole, sauce paste and stewed.  Canned tuna and Chicken.

boullion granules, beef and chicken, Tabasco, onion soup mix, taco seasoning, ranch dressing seasoning.  Vinegar: cider, red wine, rice and white.  Worcestershire sauce.

Bread:  pita or sandwich
Crackers:  graham, butter saltines, Garlic Triscuits, croutons, dry bread crumbs, Noodles: variety, small shells, big shells, spaghetti, elbows, rotini etc.  Rice, Stuffing mix.

Refrigerator Items:
Butter, Cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan Cheese, Jelly, Syrup, Mayo, Milk, Juice, Minced Garlic, Fresh Garlic, mustard:  Dijon and yellow, relish, biscuits, crescent rolls, pizza crust, salad dressings, shredded cheeses, mozzarella, shredded cheddar, Mexican blend, sour cream, soy sauce, tortillas and whipped cream!

Frozen Foods:
Bread dough, Chicken breasts, Fruits, ground beef, Meatballs, pasta, pastry shells, Pork chops, frozen veggies, cool whip, vanilla ice cream!