Monday, 17 December 2018

My Christmas Lists Part 4 - Store cupboard stock take

Before you start your Christmas shopping order, you need to consider what you need to stock in your cupboards. Everyone knows that an event can be make or break dependent upon what you may or may not have in your cupboard to make the meal in question, or to salvage one that has gone a bit wrong.

Think of soups that are a bit bland - the saviour can be as simple as black pepper. Think meat that has not cooked quite as crisp on the skin as you prefer - a little fat can make all the difference. For the perfect mash you need butter, for the perfect roasties you need goose fat - but its all too easy to forget the details.

So with this in mind, here is my list of what you need in your cupboard this year to prepare, cook and rescue:

  • Black pepper
  • Spray oil
  • Goose fat
  • Garlic powder
  • Soy sauce
  • Stock cubes
  • Mayonaisse
  • Tomato sauce
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Cornflour
  • Salt
  • Ginger
  • Chilli
  • Fresh cream
  • Red wine
  • Sugar
  • Bread crumbs
  • Marzipan
  • Stuffing mix
  • Sauce mix
  • Salad cream
  • Passatta
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Nuts 
  • Pickles
  • Worcestershire sauce

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