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    Default Must have ingreadients

    What are the ingredients in your fridge or cupboards that you couldn't do without?

    Mine would have to be:



    mixed frozen veg
    mince
    onions
    eggs
    chicken noodle soup
    tomato soup

    I can always make some sort of meal with those ingredients in my house!

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    eggs
    french onion soup mix
    tinned tomatoes
    truffle oil
    rice
    pasta
    Polenta
    Potatoes
    Frozen Peas & Corn
    Tinned Asparagus
    Frozen Chicken Thighs
    Tinned Tuna

    These are probably staples we always have...

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    tinned tomatoes
    passata
    stock
    pasta
    parmesan
    beef/veal/lamb mince
    potatoes
    bacon/prosciutto/pancetta
    frozen peas/corn

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    Turffle oil Cailin??? I have never seen this in a shop, then again I have never looked for it, hehe.

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    Mmmm, I got some from my deli once, but I tend to forget about it.......

    It's very delish though, especially drizzled into potato and leek soup!

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    Definitely bacon/procuitto/pancetta!!!! & Passata! I also always have a frozen jar of my pizza sauce which is basically aldi stir through sauce with a heaped tablespoon of minced garlic stirred through.
    Leftover frozen wine!!!
    And some cheese of some description.
    You'll also always find sour cream, normal cream and blocks of unsalted & salted butter LOL!
    Oh and I always have a few tins of condensed milk in the cupboard.

    Truffle oil is delectable! The one I have is truffle infused olive oil. I used to purchase the good quality truffle oil concentrate but it can be a bit exxy and I kept putting in more than I should, whereas with the olive oil you can be more liberal and not panic. It has a really nice mushroom flavour (truffles are from the mushroom family) and adds another depth to a dish without the need for "additives" iykwim? Great in soup, pasta sauce (red or white), mashed potato, scrambled eggs and of course risotto (which isn't complete without it IMO).

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    I always have;

    condensed milk
    nestle caramel top'n'fill
    nestle choc'n'top (same as the top'n'fill only chocolate)
    cartons of longlife cream
    packets of scotch finger biscuits (the biscuits, cream and top'n'fill/choc'n'top make a dead easy dessert if you get caught out)
    cream of mushroom soup (great beef strog base)
    dry soup mixes (french onion/spring vegetable/chicken noodle - not much you can't make with those)
    tin tomatoes
    curry powder
    potatoes
    pasta
    rice
    assortment of stocks (beef/chicken/vegetable)
    ketcap mannis (sweet soy sauce)
    oyster sauce

    The freezer is always stocked with beef/lamb/chicken too.

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    OMG girls, can I come and live at your houses??? At the moment I have NOTHING in my fridge/freezer/cupboards...I just made my own version of savoury mince and mash. I didn't have onions, only green onions and substituted pasta sauce with chopped tinned tomatoes and some herbs. I have no more potatoes and have used the last of the tinned tomatoes and tomato paste, no bread, only 1 litre of milk... we're getting desperate, but I won't go shopping till after chrissy though. We will have to go and stay at mums just so I have food to eat, LOL! Lucky it's chrissy and we have an excuse, hehe!
    Last edited by MrsFabuloso; December 23rd, 2007 at 04:34 PM. Reason: baby brain affecting spelling...

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    Can I ask Cailin - what do truffles actually taste like? I was thinking of this last night watching Iron Chef.

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    I think (and I have heard others say different things) they have a texture of a walnut, but taste kind of like a parmesan infused mushroom. They can be quite strong but the flavour is amazing. Some people don't like actual truffles, but I love them! I just wish they weren't so expensive!

    Kellieem you should see my pantry & freezer, its all stocked to the brim, and we desperately need to go shopping LOL!

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    Cai, my pantry, fridge and freezer are all chockers too, yet I feel the need to go to the supermarket! Always happens here.

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    mine would be

    chicken breast or thighs
    red kidney beans
    mince
    fresh tomatoes
    onion red and brown
    tuna
    potatoes
    frozen puff pastry(DP is english and goes weak at the knees for the pes I make him)

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    I always have:

    Tin tomatoes
    mince
    chicken
    tomato paste
    about a million jars of herbs and spices
    rice
    pasta - specifically elbows, they're good in everything
    onion - i seem to use in everything so i always buy quite a few
    eggs
    cheese - DH piles it on top of everything
    potatoes - only recently have i really got into cooking lots of potatoey things.

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    Let's see... our house always has stocked:

    2 x tins tomatoes
    potatos
    sweet potatos
    mince of some description
    cous cous
    polenta
    rice
    chicken stock
    tapanade
    filo pastry
    garlic
    cold pressed olive oil
    eggs
    and fresh herbs (we grow our own)
    cilantro

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    Tinned tomatoes
    Garlic
    Rice
    Ginger
    Lime and/or Lemon
    Pasta
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Frozen Puff Pastry
    Chicken
    Mince
    Ground coffee
    Dried Rice Noodles

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