What should every frugal gourmet cook have in his or her kitchen? All of us simple frugal gourmets have a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, sink, cupboards and sometimes a pantry.
Look in your pantry. What you have there likely tells a lot about you and your family. Basically those cupboards and refrigerators will tell about your likes and dislikes and how healthy you eat.
It’s time to be creative to choose some fine, simple, frugal meals.
We need to start with the basics, however. In every cupboard or fridge we need to have some staples. A staple is something that is in constant demand - something that we always need so we can make a meal in a pinch.
Below is a list of staples that every kitchen should have. You, however, are the frugal gourmet and should be your own expert in choosing staples for your family.
Noodles and Pasta
Jelly or Jam
Macaroni and Cheese
Butter or Margarine
Onion Soup Mix
My frugal friend, If you think that anything should be added or taken away from this list due to geographic area or your families tastes, please do not hesitate to share your ideas. Who knows, you might just add a little spice in someone's life on the other side of the planet.