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Jul 31, 2012 11:06 AM

What is ALWAYS in your fridge, freezer and "pantry"?

My "pantry" consists of 2 metal shelf units in my attached garage. Only stuff in cans/jars so not attractive to any critters. Out there, I ALWAYS have plenty of tomato products... sauce, crushed, whole, home-canned. ALWAYS have good tuna... imported, solid, in olive oil. Canned soup... only Progresso. Either have MANY cans of kidney beans or NONE... when I want them??

In fridge... ALWAYS carrots & celery. Don't care what "they" say... these 2 things can last a LONG time in fridge. In freezer, ALWAYS chicken, ground beef, sausages... all vac sealed so they don't get freezer burn. When bacon is on sale, I stock up.

In kitchen, ALWAYS have sugar (white & brown), flour, onions, bread crumbs. Almost NEVER buy bread crumbs... my grandmother always had a big bowl sitting somewhere with the old bread. Once DRY, she'd run it thru one of those grinders that clamped on to edge of table/counter.

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  1. Fridge: Beer.
    Freezer: Beer mugs.
    Pantry: Whisky

    Honestly, I can't think of anything else that is always in one of the three. Not even ice for the freezer.

    1. fridge - milk, chilli sauce(s)
      freezer - ice, cut up lemons and limes
      pantry - canned sardines, coffee beans, spices

      2 Replies
      1. re: Peg

        pls tell me about frozen lemons/limes--can they be juiced, zested after freezing? How else do you use them? Will have beaucoup Meyers lemons and Bearrs limes this fall.

        1. re: pine time

          I use frozen sliced citrus in drinks, and halved fruit for juice and zest - though the skins do soften a bit. I often use semi-defrosted lemon flesh instead of juice, as it is easy to scoop out with a teaspoon.

      2. Fridge: eggs
        Freezer: bacon
        Pantry: canned tuna

        1. Fridge - milk
          Freezer - peas
          Pantry - don't have one, but do have a cupboard which always has tinned tomatoes and sugar.

          1. fridge; cottage cheese

            freezer; ice cream

            pantry; flour