Run out of a regular ingredient? Try one of these pantry staples you can make yourself.
Once in awhile you may find yourself running out of ingredients that you normally keep on hand. You could run to the store, but what if you really want to stick to your grocery budget this month or just don’t have the time or inclination to go shopping?
You’ll be happy to know that there are a number of traditional pantry staples that you can make yourself.
Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself
Spaghetti sauce? Enchilada sauce? Chicken stock? Yep. All those and more.
What I’ve found in making these ingredients is that I can typically make them cheaper, tastier, and healthier when I prepare them myself.
Why make pantry staples from scratch?
When you prep food yourself, you are in control of so many things:
- the ingredients
- the cost
- the portion size
- the flavors
Not only that, but when we make things ourselves, we gain a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for the process. Plus, we get a little independence from Big Food.
Whether you make it from scratch for economical reasons or just for fun, it doesn’t matter. Prepping pantry staples can be a delicious way to enjoy great food.
Consider these delicious pantry staples you can make yourself: