Getting Stocked Up: The Quarantine Kitchen Pantry

Hello There, Loyal Readers!

I hope all is well, where ever you all may be in the World as we are all dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Real quick and to the point of this post.

I have received a number of inquiries from the loyal fans from my various social media platforms this week. The most asked question is: “What do I have in my pantry?”

Well, I love to cook. It is my passion, and since I have been teleworking for my 9 to 5 job it has been my saving grace is that I don’t have to commute and that I can stay home and have the time to prepare meals during the week as oppose to meal planning, prepping and cooking food during the weekend to be ready for the following week.

For most home cooks, it is fairly simple, we like to keep a pantry filled mostly with canned goods and pasta and jarred vegetables. sauces and oils.

But for some of you, who may have never had to rely on a stocked pantry or just getting reacquainted with your kitchen, and you may find yourself in need a little help…..please remain calm and relax—-most food bloggers, home cooks and chefs are providing you with very sound information and advice through their social media platforms to help you get through the days of the quarantine and providing you with healthy food choices and menus as you plan for your next meals in the coming days, weeks and perhaps months.

So today, I am providing a very basic pantry list.

 Please feel free to pick and choose from this that suits your tastes and meets your dietary needs. Take a minute to take inventory of what you already have in your spice racks, cabinets, refrigerator and freezer….and if any thing is past it’s expiration date, it is time to toss it our.

The Basic Pantry Essentials: