So do you keep a fully stocked pantry?
Why do I say this, well maybe because I haven't gone to the grocery store in at least a week and a half and so we have nothing in our house to eat except some random things like cans of veggies & beans, cans of cream of something or another, some noodles, random stuff like that...but not a full meal. Which is fine for me, but my husband likes a complete meal...not a hodge podge of random things.
I am tired of going to the grocery store because I usually go a couple times a week since we don't plan things out and I just feel like I am always there (and I will not send Terry as I know he will easily spend $100 with at least half of that on junk food). Then what happens is like this week, we had some left overs from this weekend one day and ate out/ordered in the other three days this week. I would like to wake up in the morning and know that we have chicken in the freezer for dinner, or pasta and sauce in the pantry, or the basics for a full meal ready to go in the house at any given time. We just don't. (I know this should be an easy concept, it just isn't for me)
And where do you begin, what items are good to have? How much stuff do you have in your house at any given time? How frequently do you try keeping your kitchen stocked...twice a month, once a month, longer? Any tips? Do any of you do this, or do you just go shopping when you need things? I would imagine it is more cost effective to keep things stocked, rather than shopping as needed and most definitely cheaper then eating out all the time.
Click here for a list of things you are suppose to have in your kitchen. It is too long for me.