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(Mother Nature Network)   One more reason to hate adults younger than you: They have no idea how to properly stock a kitchen pantry   (mnn.com) divider line 147
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2013-08-10 08:14:44 AM  
I don't think age has anything to do with it, I'm almost 50 and I keep very few canned and boxed goods in my house. I like my fruits and vegetables to be either fresh or frozen. I like things to have texture when I eat them, not only do canned foods have less nutrition but they all taste like the same mushy crap to me.

I'll keep a few canned items, like chili, ravioli or soup on hand for the rare occasion I wan't something and don't feel like cooking or leaving the house, but that's about it.
 
2013-08-10 08:29:02 AM  
WTF is a pantry?
 
2013-08-10 10:07:23 AM  
Pretty much since I moved out on my own, I've bought what I wanted that day. I go to the store almost every day.  I keep some things on hand, like rice and pasta and beans, some frozen stuff, but usually, I just buy what I want that day. I thought most people did that and shopping weekly and eating gross canned stuff was a thing of my childhood.
 
2013-08-10 10:20:14 AM  
My parent's pantry was a farking mess. It motivated me to keep my pantry in a minimalist setting.
 
2013-08-10 10:46:56 AM  
My pantry is for things that can keep a long time and I might not want right now. I've got rice, pasta, oils and sauces, sundried tomatoes, dried mushrooms, canned tomatoes (for making sauce), etc...

And then for the ingredients to go  with those staples, I do shopping every day.
 
2013-08-10 11:08:17 AM  
Why would I hate someone for that? How is it hurting me or my family?

I was a box of rocks put the gate and learned a bit as time went on.
 
2013-08-10 11:08:53 AM  
'out' not put
 
2013-08-10 11:20:09 AM  
I'll never not read that word as "panty".
 
2013-08-10 11:34:43 AM  
It's not about age. I'm 30 and I have a better stocked kitchen than both of my 50+ dogsitting clients. I regularly have to bring pots from home if I want to cook anything more complicated than scrambled eggs. It's quite clear they have bought things either because they should or because they wanted to make something gimmicky for a party.

I also just threw some homemade bread into the oven, so I'm getting a kick.

/truth is we are too broke to go buy a loaf. LOL!
//although, now that I think of it, none of my clients are under 40, and none of them have a well-stocked kitchen.
 
2013-08-10 12:03:16 PM  
Why bother when you can so easily outsource this to the grocery store.  I bet you label your shelves in Cursive too.
 
2013-08-10 12:05:45 PM  

ReapTheChaos: canned foods have less nutrition but they all taste like the same mushy crap to me.


1) That's not true
2) You're almost 50. Everything is starting to taste the same to you.
 
2013-08-10 12:07:54 PM  
I go to Costco every other month. I have a set list of things to buy; mostly canned veggie, pasta and frozen meats (chicken patties and corn dogs) and other minor things. I usually walk out spending around a hundred dollars. I'm 28 and single living e with my dog. If I need something fresh I usually go to the local super market
 
2013-08-10 12:08:15 PM  

Mugato: WTF is a pantry?


olddeegee: I'll never not read that word as "panty".


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You two were meant to be together
 
2013-08-10 12:09:36 PM  
If you are single or a couple and you have a convenient smaller grocery (ie, not a mega store that for 8-9 fresh items you have to spend 20 minutes in line) that is close to home or work, then, going daily or almost daily to get mostly "fresh" items is probably better.  There is also the affordability factor.... once you have 2-3 kids and if you don't have some super high paying job, you are probably trying to stretch the food budget.... and it is more difficult to do "daily" fresh shopping like that when you have to feed that many people... it is just easier to get a lot more items that last longer once a week.
 
2013-08-10 12:09:58 PM  

scottydoesntknow: My parent's pantry was a farking mess. It motivated me to keep my pantry in a minimalist setting.


Yeah, my parents have shiat in their pantry that predates the Constitution.  I once helped my mother clean out her massive freezer only to learn that she took everything I got rid of (that was expired years ago or just morphed into bricks of ice) and put it back in the damn freezer.  Won't use it, won't get rid of it.  But she hoards pretty much everything else, too.
 
2013-08-10 12:10:43 PM  

One Bad Apple: Mugato: WTF is a pantry?

olddeegee: I'll never not read that word as "panty".

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You two were meant to be together


Is it wrong that the pic you posted reminded me of  The Blair Witch Project?
 
2013-08-10 12:12:29 PM  
It's not age at all. It's cost effectiveness and distance to the store.
Yea, of course the person living in New York can go to the store every day for fresh ingredients. I live in a place that is a 10 minutes to the nearest store. That's WAY too much gas to expend to just buy a couple things for one meal. (Most meals only cost me around $10 max. I'd spend half that in gas)
 
2013-08-10 12:12:52 PM  

Mugato: WTF is a pantry?


www.plaidpantry.com

Duh.
 
2013-08-10 12:13:19 PM  
What a coincidence, I'm presently avoiding the monthly organization/checking 'stock' of our pantry by reading Fark. We're no preppers, but we could get by for a while on what canned, dry, and frozen foods we keep on hand. Our pantry and freezer are supplemented at least weekly with fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats. We're fortunate to have a selection of farmer and butcher markets nearby.

I have a friend of my same age who shops every day for meals. She's done it for 20+ years. I can't imagine how many hours of her life she's spent inside a grocery store.
 
2013-08-10 12:13:28 PM  
I generally just get what I need or for two or three days. I don't do the $300 once a week grocery shopping trip
 
2013-08-10 12:13:51 PM  
I used to make month-long menus/shop once a month, but when you have only two people in the house, a lot of shiat goes to waste.

I've now started making bi-weekly menus/lists/shopping twice a month and it's help reduce the shiat we throw out/saves a lot of $$$

and like the author mentioned in the article, I tend to keep baking staples and condiments on hand (Sriracha serves the dual purpose of "ketchup" and "keep-kitteh-from-sneaking-bites-of-daddy's-food") and buy only the shiat I made a menu for.
 
2013-08-10 12:14:22 PM  
I'm guessing this is more about the difference between suburban and urban, and probably also kids vs no kids.

So, the real reason to hate adults younger than you is that they prefer to live in the city and not have children.
 
2013-08-10 12:14:48 PM  
I keep a months supply of Spam, canned ham, beans, veggies and stuff that I rarely eat, just in case of a disaster situation, so I'll still be able to eat. With a water cooler, there is always on month's worth of water in five gallon jugs. Every couple of years, when it's got a year or so left on the shelf life a local food pantry gets it, and I restock. I tend to shop for meals on a daily basis, and have some freezer items for when I don't have the time or motivation to shop.
 
2013-08-10 12:15:21 PM  

Mugato: WTF is a pantry?


an article of clothing that women wear
 
2013-08-10 12:17:06 PM  
"WHAT KEEPS A FAMILY TOGETHER BUTTERS?!"

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"A well organized pantry."
 
2013-08-10 12:17:22 PM  
I used to be of the stocking philosophy but more and more I buy fresh.  Reason being: no matter how stocked I am, there's inevitably an ingredient I'm missing so I have to run to the store anyway.
 
2013-08-10 12:18:15 PM  
This may be the most boring thread ever.
 
2013-08-10 12:18:41 PM  
If you live in an area where you get hit with bad weather, having a well stocked pantry is a must. I do not know how many times I have been stuck inside because of a snow storm but still had everything I needed to make a big pot of vegetable soup.
 
2013-08-10 12:19:55 PM  
And you all are the reason that I have stuff stocked in mine.

One Earthquake or disaster and you are the ones climbing into trashcans to eat.

or running to the store before the big storm to find nothing there.

Not me have fun.

Ant/grasshopper Obscure?
 
2013-08-10 12:21:50 PM  
get off my lawn! you little bast*rds!!


Mugato: WTF is a pantry?


an article of clothing that women wear .

your thinking of a pastry.
 
2013-08-10 12:22:11 PM  
Every household should keep enough shelf-stable ready-to-eat food on hand to sustain them for a couple weeks, in case of a disaster or other emergency.

Beyond that it depends on how easy it is to go buy food as needed. If you have a 5-minute walk to a supermarket, it's smarter to let them carry the costs of stocking and refrigerating your food for you until just before you need it.
 
2013-08-10 12:22:35 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: This may be the most boring thread ever.


And yet...
 
2013-08-10 12:22:36 PM  
So when the poop hits the fan and society starts to fall I should not expect to find much in hipsters houses too eat. I'll just have to kill and eat hipsters then.
 
2013-08-10 12:22:44 PM  

Anthracite: And you all are the reason that I have stuff stocked in mine.

One Earthquake or disaster and you are the ones climbing into trashcans to eat.

or running to the store before the big storm to find nothing there.

Not me have fun.

Ant/grasshopper Obscure?


I am in the process of canning/freezing all of the vegetables that are finally coming in from the garden I planted this year (I started late). I am a 30 yr old guy and my buddies are like, what are you up to this weekend? Um, I picked a bushel of cucumbers and I have to pickle them up or they are going to go to waste. They laugh but it is cool. I got quarts and quarts of pickles in the pantry.
 
2013-08-10 12:22:52 PM  

Matthew Keene: I keep a months supply of Spam, canned ham, beans, veggies and stuff that I rarely eat, just in case of a disaster situation, so I'll still be able to eat. With a water cooler, there is always on month's worth of water in five gallon jugs. Every couple of years, when it's got a year or so left on the shelf life a local food pantry gets it, and I restock. I tend to shop for meals on a daily basis, and have some freezer items for when I don't have the time or motivation to shop.


Something tells me you've lived through a Hurricane. Either way, props to you for doing this :)
 
2013-08-10 12:22:57 PM  

TheSwizz: Mugato: WTF is a pantry?

[www.plaidpantry.com image 406x314]

Duh.


Looks like

ic.pics.livejournal.com

OPEN 'TIL MIDNIGHT!
 
2013-08-10 12:24:41 PM  
wait until you get to clean the home of a food hoarder. products that are no longer on the market, cans turned black because contents leached out, boxes emptied my vermin. i threw away thousands of dollars of outdated foods from my Moms house. farking disgusting.
 
2013-08-10 12:24:43 PM  

wild9: If you live in an area where you get hit with bad weather, having a well stocked pantry is a must. I do not know how many times I have been stuck inside because of a snow storm but still had everything I needed to make a big pot of vegetable soup.


The thing I remember the most about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was how well prepared the citizenry were to be self sufficient for a week while order was reestablished.

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oblig
 
2013-08-10 12:24:49 PM  
My parents fridge and chest freezer are somehow worse than their pantry.

Both are always completely full but I can never figure out of what since they do weekly grocery shopping to replace food that's been eaten during the week.

Every time I visit the first time I go in the fridge for something, I'll end up spending 20 minutes tossing old, expired food.

I'll never forgive them for the unopened month past it's date chocolate milk I drank last year
Tasted like death.

Horrible, chocolatey death.
 
2013-08-10 12:24:49 PM  
How was this article even remotely worth reading?  Why did this get posted here?

Does anyone feel like that helped them in any way?  Reading that some woman, at several times in her life, has shopped for groceries and cooked meals?
 
2013-08-10 12:24:57 PM  
What about a well-stocked fridge?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBRL7D0wcXM
 
kth
2013-08-10 12:25:55 PM  
We live in the country, so a decent grocery store is 45 minutes away (although theoretically on my way home from work). We keep food grade canisters of flours and sugars bought from a local family's store. We get vegetables from a neighboring farm, our own garden or the local grocery store (15 minutes away). we bought a 50 lb meat bundle from the butcher last year, and likely will again. We've also bought a lamb to be processed at the butcher.  Eggs come from another professor in the husband's department, next spring we will probably build a coop and have our own chickens.  Once hubby makes tenure, we'll get some goats.

I try to go to Costco as little as possible, mainly because it makes me stabby, but we buy our paper goods, dairy and coffee there.

There's a weird overlap of hippies and survivalists buying food grade canisters and bulk foods. We are firmly in the hippie camp.

I'm going to a friend's house to can vegetables this afternoon while my husband builds a compost bin (ours died).
 
2013-08-10 12:26:15 PM  
I keep a very well stocked pantry just because i like being able to make almost anything at a moments notice. Oh shiat, need cookies for work tomorrow? No problem. Need a pasta salad? Just pick up a pepper and some extra cheese. The fiancee passes 2 grocery stores on her way from work, so things like fresh produce are purchased the day of.

Of course shes indecisive as hell, so by having so many options "what do you want for dinner?" is like pulling teeth.

We also shop at 3-5 different grocery stores (if you count sams club and target) depending on the items and whats on sale and what weve got coupons for where. Thats something my parents absolutely dont do.
 
2013-08-10 12:26:31 PM  

Matthew Keene: I keep a months supply of Spam,


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2013-08-10 12:27:34 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Why would I hate someone for that? How is it hurting me or my family?

I was a box of rocks put the gate and learned a bit as time went on.


Nadie_AZ . Caught sayof pantry that has stoped Stocksing " See, told ya so" Is This Ham expired or not. CNN Says yes. St. Pete Times Looking for box of rocks -OR- "hello, I am living single to salute and wait for gate again"
 
2013-08-10 12:27:37 PM  

mafiageek1980: Something tells me you've lived through a Hurricane. Either way, props to you for doing this :)


Lived through a flood in Williamson, West Virginia in 1977, and vowed after that to be prepared. It was real ugly there for a few days.

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2013-08-10 12:28:23 PM  

mafiageek1980: I used to make month-long menus/shop once a month, but when you have only two people in the house, a lot of shiat goes to waste.

I've now started making bi-weekly menus/lists/shopping twice a month and it's help reduce the shiat we throw out/saves a lot of $$$

and like the author mentioned in the article, I tend to keep baking staples and condiments on hand (Sriracha serves the dual purpose of "ketchup" and "keep-kitteh-from-sneaking-bites-of-daddy's-food") and buy only the shiat I made a menu for.


You bring up another good point, which is that the "well-stocked pantry" is generally for people who don't plan their meals and just whip up whatever they feel like when they get home.  My parents used to be that way, so there was always tons of meat and veggies in the freezer and canned beans and tomatoes in the cupboards and she'd make whatever we felt like for dinner.  My wife and I still shop once a week, but we know what we're going to make most nights and so we only buy the stuff we need for those meals.  All that's in our pantry is spices, vinegars and oils, and rice and pasta (which we usually buy in bulk because we make it so often.  Otherwise, we're usually out of food by Sunday, when we go to restock.
 
2013-08-10 12:29:58 PM  
Subby, apparently you're on the short end of this stick.

/rightly so
//this is like hating gays: why? How do their lifestyle choices in any meaningful way affect you?
 
2013-08-10 12:31:53 PM  

bigbobowski: Mugato: WTF is a pantry?


an article of clothing that women wear .

your thinking of a pastry.


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2013-08-10 12:32:24 PM  

Matthew Keene: mafiageek1980: Something tells me you've lived through a Hurricane. Either way, props to you for doing this :)

Lived through a flood in Williamson, West Virginia in 1977, and vowed after that to be prepared. It was real ugly there for a few days.

[matchbin-assets.s3.amazonaws.com image 400x320]


Holy shiat! I don't blame you then!
 
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