Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Stockpiling For Winter

As Winter fast approaches, our minds start to think about those hearty meals  we love to eat.   Have you thought about stockpiling your cooking and baking ingredients ?  Being ready for the change of season eating will make menu planning easy.  Having everything on hand for stews,  casseroles,  roasts and baked desserts saves money ( avoiding takeaway ),  time ( no unnecessary trips to the supermarket )  and your sanity.

Here's a list of the ingredients I stockpile as the weather cools down -

*  Corn Flour
*  Sugar - white and brown
*  Cocoa Powder - unsweetened
*  Rolled oats and quick oats
*  Tinned fruit for cobbler and crumble desserts
*  Flour - Self Raising and Plain
*  Tinned Soups -tomato,  cream of chicken and cream of celery for casseroles and slow cooking
*  Tinned Tomatoes
*  Tinned Corn
*  Creamed Corn
*  French Onion Soup Mix
*  Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
*  Curry Powder
*  Coconut Cream
*  Gravy Powder
*  Stock Powder - vegetable,  chicken and beef
*  Custard Powder

What do you stockpile for Winter cooking and baking ?


  1. Debby in Kansas, USA24 April 2019 at 07:31

    I stock up on many of the same things you do. I also do green chilis, tomato paste, canned beans, & canned milk. Mostly stuff for soups. I make up mixes for several things. Cream of chicken soup, onion soup, chili spices, enchilada spices, & sometimes things like muffins.

    I don't use the oven much in summertime, but when the weather cools, I enjoy baking so I also like extra flour, sugar, brown sugar, etc. in case I get the urge!

  2. Great list. I haven't bought brown sugar in years, I stock extra white sugar and molasses and make my own. 1-2 teaspoons of molasses per cup of sugar to start then add more to get the taste I want. Mixing it with a stand mixer or hand held mixer until most of the molasses clumps are very small or gone. I make 4 cups at a time and store it in an air tight container, I've had it last 6 months before it starts to dry out.

  3. I always stock canned tomatoes as I feel like I can cook multiple things with those on hand. Your about to come into my favorite time of year, fall and winter while here in the U.S. we are starting spring/summer.

  4. Hi Wendy, just wondering what custard powder you buy
    Please Julie

    1. I usually buy Foster Clarkes but have been known to buy the generic brand.

  5. Thank you, I usually buy white wings (corn flour base) but was thinking of mixing it with the generic to make a cheaper version😀


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