This post about grocery lists got me thinking about what I consider 'staples' in my kitchen. A some what complete list is this:
We always have:
sugar (granulated, light and dark brown and confectioners')
canned black beans
onions (I swear we go through like 3-6 lbs a week!)
extra sharp cheddar
some sort of meat (generally what ever is on sale)
We almost always have:
canned kidney beans
salad ingredients (i.e. lettuce, tomato, radish, cucumber)
club soda (cans)
We very rarely have:
any sort of frozen prepared "meal"
any sort of prepared food item or mix
We never, ever have:
Not to mention the dozens of mustards, sauces and spices we always have and the constant influx of new/fresh/perishable ingredients.
How about you? What are your staples?