Keeping track of what you've got is what you have to do to stay ready in the kitchen. For example, this week, I really wanted to make lamb Rogan Josh (an Indian lamb curry). I found a great deal on some lamb stew meat earlier this week, so I browsed a few recipes and found that I had everything to build a homemade curry seasoning for it. So I made some yesterday and it was bomb!
Had I not invested the time into collecting my ingredients, I would have had to go to the store!
So here's the deal: I've created a Working Pantry Chart that anybody can use. This is what is in my pantry currently. Make a copy of it, or feel free to add to it! I like to discover new things.
I'm not going to preach the church of my pantry anymore, though! In fact, I hope that y'all got a little something out of the Pantry Makeover and I hope it was helpful! In the next post we're going to get to the actual cooking!