5 essential ingredients in my kitchen

I’m a look-in-the-fridge-and-throw-it-all-together kind of cook. Partly because I don’t plan well and partly because I don’t care to use recipes much. I do have favorite dishes that I make, some of them learned from other people or books, but for the most part, I can often be found sautéing chopped onion in a skillet without the slightest clue what I’m going to do next! Cue our friend Chad to walk in the door, say it smells delicious and ask what we are having for dinner. :)

So, the 5 essential ingredients in my kitchen, in no particular order:
Oh look that’s only four! Alright, eggs. I’d be lost if I had none of these.

So what’s on your top 5? I’ll give you salt and one flour/grain as freebies.


  1. Cindy’s avatar

    Stef: I use garlic salt, so I cheated. And garlic is in the onion family . . .

  2. Stef’s avatar

    hmmm…. bacon, eggs, cheese…. does Dr. Pepper count? :-) I’d probably have to go with pasta and… and… garlic powder. Put it on almost everything. (Whew, that was tough!)

  3. Snippety Gibbet’s avatar

    Hmm….Good questions. I always have pasta in my pantry. If all else fails, I can always throw together a meal with some pasta. Cheese, yes. Nothing exciting. There’s always mozarella string cheese in the fridge. Tomato sauce. Onion. String beans. That’s almost a meal for you right there. jan

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