Struggling with how to prepare for being at home, what should you actually buy at the grocery to be prepared for the unknown. These 10 fabulous pantry recipes will give you some ideas.
I’ve gathered together 10 pantry recipes that you can make mostly from food that can keep indefinitely in your pantry. All you’ll need to add is meat and cheese. I’m assuming that you have butter, eggs and milk on hand. Around here we’re normally preparing for ice storms or hurricanes where we might loose power. At least with the coronavirus we will not loose electricity, so you have lots more options on great recipes to make to keep you from going stir crazy as we keep our distance.
My graduate student is home for the rest of the semester and my guess is the schools will all go to on-line classes soon so if you have a houseful of people, of course you want to make some delicious meals.
With these pantry recipes in mind, all you have to do is stock up on the non-perishable items that you might not already have and pick up the meat and cheese from the grocery, or have it delivered.
Which groceries deliver
If you haven’t used grocery delivery before, there are several grocery chains that will deliver, however, you’ll need to check their website in your area to find out which ones will deliver to you. In my area, you can get delivery from Whole Foods, Aldi, Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Lowes, Foodlion and Walmart. Most require a minimum order and cost under $10 for the delivery. Of course there is Amazon for the non-perishable items.
What will you need for pantry recipes
Since we don’t know how long this will last, having the pantry stocked and some fabulous recipes will give you the peace of mind that you can eat fabulous meals regardless of the situation. I chose these 10 recipes because the only non-perishable items you’ll need other than milk, butter and eggs will be meat and cheese.
If you don’t normally have room for milk in your fridge, you can buy boxes of milk that don’t have to be refrigerated until open. Butter can be easily stored in the freezer, I currently have 4 lbs of Trader Joe’s butter in the freezer, which is nothing unusual for me! For eggs, I would recommend having a dozen on hand, you can always scramble them up when you’re not feeling inspired.
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- Taco spaghetti – An easy one pot meal you can make with beef or ground turkey.
2. Penne with artichokes and Italian sausage – you’ll need Italian sausage and cheese.
3. Southwest chicken and rice – A simple but delicious meal using rotisserie chicken.
4. Chicken marsala meatballs – this will become a family favorite made with ground chicken and served over egg noodles.
5. Chicken Tamale Pie Casserole – an easy Tex-Mex dinner.
6. Parmesan crusted chicken fingers – a favorite for kids and adults.
7. Sloppy Joes topped with cornbread – we all need some comfort food.
8. Baked apple pancake – great for breakfast or dinner.
I had to sneak in a couple of desserts, we all need a little chocolate and these can be made in a snap.
9. Fudgy brownies – we can’t live without chocolate.
10. Chocolate cobbler – the ultimate pantry dessert.
If you make any of these Pantry Recipes, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creation.