Living a slower, more simple life ...
This is a very good winter store cupboard, they are the kinds of things I have in the larder all year round as they are basics that can be used to make meals with the addition of some meat or chicken or eggs or salad/veggies. Strangely, if you remove things like pasta, I'll bet a store cupboard from the 1950s was much the same as yours/ours, maybe with the addition of Bisto or gravy browning and rennet for junket (something I've never had, my mother didn't make it so I never tasted it.)Margaret P
Hadn't thought about it in that context. We try to put things in it for soups, bases of casseroles, curries etc, plus other meals with additions like you mentioned.
When we shop we add cans of salmon, tuna, Spam (love Spam!), Oxo cubes (beef and veggie), canned haricot, cannellini and other kinds of beans, and yet if I look in the trollies of younger women/men, I have yet to see cans of salmon and Spam! Or tinned fruit come to that. Tinned fruit is excellent value. I've find that the tinned pears and peaches are from Lidl's! Truly!Margaret P
May I ask what the numbers to the left of each column mean? Is it what you have vs. what you think you need for the winter, and how long does this last?
The column to the left is a date, so the first tin of baked beans was put in 3rd Decrmber last year etc. I have no idea how long it will last.
That list looks a lot like my cupboard during the winter month's especially. I have lived in rural Norfolk most of my life and understand the need for it and not just for economy purposes. In the early 1980's my hubby then understood too after being snowed in for three days and the village shop stripped bare of any consumable items. Thankfully winters are not quite so harsh these days. Rae x
Similar story here but late 80's and with a newborn son.
Do the same here every approaching winter. It somehow just makes sense and good to know there would be no mad dash to the shop if weather did turn bad or even if you had a bad back, foot or whatever and found going out difficult.
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