What is a Well Stocked Pantry?
Gone are the days of stocking a pantry for meals for several months. Back then, food was harvested and preserved in the summer, for enjoyment in the winter. Now with the readily availability of diverse food products in most grocery stores, the pantry serves a different function. Having a well stocked pantry gives you the freedom of more spontaneous, quick, easy, healthy and creative cooking. In fact the pantry isn’t really a place as much as an attitude. It’s a way of thinking and planning ahead when you shop so you always have essential pantry items on hand. The physical pantry in your home is any cool, dry area that you can store consumable food items for a length of time, including kitchen cupboards, shelves — even a little floor space in a closet will work. Your refrigerator and freezer are part of the pantry, too! There are basic essential items that are needed for any type of cooking. Yet other pantry items completely depend upon the type of cooking you do and the amount of spac