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How important is your pantry? What's in yours right now? What are must haves in there?

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How important is your pantry? What's in yours right now? What are must haves in there?

iL Divo | Oct 26, 2010 09:05 AM

Being fortunate to have a walk in extra large room that is my pantry, it's one reason we bought this house. Fanatical about food, means it's stocked to the brim. Different ways for different seasons for me anyway, but always the same staples in there too. I'll mention the 5 main rows and leave the other room to whatever ends up in there. The shelves get larger the further down they go, meaning the top shelf is the narrowest from side to side and the 5th shelf is the widest so has the most side to side room and holds the most.

Top shelf:
Cereals, boxed crackers, boxed cake mixes.
2nd shelf:
All types of cooking oils, I currently have 7 specialty olive oils + other types of oils, all my syrups, honey's and jams and jellies, molassas's and baking liquid sugars.
3rd shelf:
canned soups, boxed soups, canned meats and canned seafoods, canned veggies/potatoes/tomatoes/chilies and beans.
4th shelf:
all baking needs, corn starch, flour[s], sugar[s], baking powder, chips, coconut, nuts, dried fruits, flour, masa harina, corn meal, panko, bread crumbs flavored and plain
5th shelf:
Juices, soda's, waters, broths/stocks, pickles, olives, tapanads, jarred mushrooms, jarred artichokes, jarred roasted onions, jarred roasted peppers, enchilada sauces, dried beans, dried legumes, dried lentils/peas, popcorn kernels, hot cocoa mixes and apple cider mixes, boxed wines for cooking, vinegars, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressings.

Do you have a pantry that is stocked? What do you have in there, always or sometimes?

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