What 3 items must you absolutely have in your kitchen, not counting salt, pepper, etc. ?
When cooking we all have our favorite ingredients and touches that we add to the recipe. We also tend toward preparing 'family' dishes. Can you tell us 3 must have items, besides salt, pepper, bread, butter, oil, milk, eggs and major staples that you would run out to the store because they were necessities?
hmmm. I guess I would have to say celery seed ( I use this alot!) worchestershire sauce and garlic.
Like you have pictured bread. Then bologna and mustard that are a must for any quick sandwich.
Hi Goody. That's funny. An old fashioned mustard and bologna sandwich on white bread. Guess we don't need something exotic. However, you may choose one more item, because 'bread' is considered a staple in the food basket.
Okay then, throw in some American cheese to top the sandwich off
That would have to be ham, cheese, and cereal. I could live on cereal. Plus ham and cheese sandwiches. I'm a bachelor, can you tell? LOL
Hi Jeff ~ Your answers surprise me! I did not know really what to expect. Next, someone will put "pop tarts" as their must have kitchen item for a recipe. I was surely thinking of a certain spice, fruit, vegetable or grain, etc. Turned tables on me.
Sorry Debby. I might have misunderstood the question.
Garlic, bananas and oatmeal. We don't eat them all together, of course.
Just a funny story--three years ago we had a "state of emergency" here in Peru, a political upheaval. It wasn't safe to leave the house and our staples were running out. But the one item my husband was stressing about? The butter! He really can't live without it. : )
Many thanks for sharing that story, Vespa. Three super items. True, I wouldn't put the garlic in with the bananas and oatmeal; but, I used to mash the bananas with oatmeal to feed the children when they were little. Blessings, Debby
These are 3 of my favorite to have available at all times.
Over the summer I was eating kimchee noodles soup and there was a banana on the table. For some reason I craved the two together and so broke the banana into bite-sized pieces and put it in my soup. It was delicious! Somehow I knew it would be.
Whole Garlic cloves, Buffalo Chipolte Hot Sauce, Jalapeno or Anaheim Peppers. In that order of importance.
I use whole garlic, smashed and chopped, as a spice for food, but also as a part of my wellness agenda. The Buffalo Chipolte Hot Sauce is perfect for so many of the dishes I make, and the peppers are more of that spice / health routine.
No black pepper for me, very little sea salt ( I have had one container over 3 years). This is an excellent question, and it is interesting to see the other answers.
Thanks for spicing up this cold Christmas day.
Tomatoes, Garlic, and any hot pepper. When it comes down to it you can make soups, sauces, salsa, and so much more with these 3. Add the basics and you can make countless meals.
My three items would have to be sazon (a latin spice mixture of garlic, paprika, parsley, onion, saffron, and pepper) which I use for all my cooking, raisin bread, and chocolate soy milk.
Ground turkey, brown beans, and Cajun seasoning salt. We eat a lot of spicy beans!
Hi Duffsmom - Hahahah. You've chosen 3 items I might call "staple" in the market basket, but that's okay. The question and answer has been so much fun. A few others also posted bread and bananas, but you're the first mentioning peanut butter.
This is a fun question. I would have to choose garlice of course, use it on almost everything. Then jalapeno or serrano salsa (that I make) and beans.
Interesting question and equally interesting answers!
I was going to write 'garlic', but since so many have already written...it's a must have, i think for everyone.
My 3 items would be--
2. Paneer or cottage cheese;
3. Fresh and dry fruits.
Great question... I'd say canned diced tomatoes, carrots and celery or onions (it's a tie).
I have to jump on the garlic band wagon too... we love it in our family. I guess the other two would be..
Cinnamon (we love to cook with it and it's good for you)
Spices are not optional. I desperately need my soup, tea and spices. Always.
I would have to say parmesan cheese, real lemon juice, and garlic. The combination of these 3 ingredients give most dishes of vegetables, salads, and meats a nice pop.
Besides the major staples? Garlic powder, low sodium seasonings, and olive oil.
Tomato paste for my homeade spaghetti
Emeril's meat seasoning
Cereal - captain crunch or rice krispies
These sound good to me, I've already answered this question...it's hard to limit yourself to only 3.
Hi Renee - A varied selection that will go far. Everyone has been having so much fun reviewing their personal kitchen necessities.
Cumin, turmeric and garlic. Yum! I love cooking with raw spices and have forsaken the many commercially bottled sauces that were once dear to my heart for the fresh garlic and ginger paste, coriander chutney and the plethora of spices in Indian cooking which are also beneficial to health.
Fresh tomatoes, garlic powder or fresh garlic, olive oil.
Bread,peanutButter,and Ramen Noodles inchase the food went low you can make a couple of meals
I'm definitely with lburmaster with the tea and spices. I'd also say porridge (oatmeal). I have to have that in the morning. I add spices and eat with a cup of tea.
Hi Moon - The tea and porridge can help get you through the day. Do you mean spices to put in your tea or for cooking?
I add spices to my porridge. I use cinnamon and ginger powder, sometimes pepper too. It's lovely, and makes it extra warming, (especially good on winter mornings). I also sometimes like adding spices to my tea. Chai tea is my favourite.
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