Thursday, May 10, 2007

Staples - TT#3

I have to admit that I love making lists. In fact, I should have included that on my “list” yesterday. That why I’m drawn to things like Thursday Thirteen and Top Ten Tuesday and any others like that.

For some reason I was thinking about staple goods today and decided to make a list of them. There are certain things that we consider to be staple items in this house. I’m sure you have necessary items in your house that are different than what you see here. Let us know what yours are.

It’s rather late in the day for a Thursday Thirteen post, but so what. Maybe next time I’ll be a rebel and make my TT post on Friday. So there. Thirteen staple goods in Nanna’s household:

STAPLE: a basic or principal item, thing, feature, element, or part of something.

1. staples – Yes, staples are a staple item here.

2. bread – like everybody else.

3. milk – this includes the canned skim.

4. peanut butter – certain family members use it on almost everything for breakfast, even waffles and pancakes. A sign above our kitchen windows says, “Try Our Famous Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.” It’s so appropriate for our household.

5. garlic – I’m about to post on this commodity on my next Sneaky Nutrition post.

6. toilet paper – nothing more needs to be said.

7. unsweetened applesauce – it accompanies many meals and I cook with it all the time. (A good replacement for fat in many recipes.)

8. Coffee – I’m not thrilled about that.

9. ground turkey – I can’t tell you how dreadful it is when there is none in the freezer.

10. Cheerios - I just ran out!

11. cinnamon – we cook with it; sprinkle it on applesauce, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and other things.

12. graham crackers – we all love them.

13. flour – both kinds

So that's it for now. I also was thinking about the fact that when I run out of any of these items, as I have Cheerios, all I have to do is hop in my car and go to the supermarket (or Staples for the staples?) and get replacements. I am on my way there now, as a matter of fact. This is a blessing that most of us enjoy. This is a kind provision from our God, which we don't deserve any more than those who are suffering from hunger in many places. I don't want to ever take these things for granted and I'm sure you don't either. So I hope this list of staple items will make each of us more thankful today.


Beverly said...

Guess what? Bread is actually NOT a staple in our household! A loaf of bread always seems to go wasted around here.

Staples for us? 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, from your list. Added to that would be diapers, rice, broccoli, eggs, and cheddar cheese!!


I am very thankful for all that God has given me. I have had less and I have had more but it has all come from God and I am so thankful. connie from Texas

Good post.

Maxine said...

Bev, I can't believe that I forgot eggs. That should have been at the top of the list. Broccoli, too. So the list could go on and on.
I love what you said, Connie. I, too, have had less and have had more, but it all has come from God's hand. I am often so thankful that He has given me neither poverty nor riches.

Beka said...

Great list!
Like Bev, for some reason bread just isn't a staple around here. The funny part is that I love to bake bread, but we never seem to go through it before it gets stale!
Anyway, some of our staples are milk (for Mark), apples (for me), garlic, onions, Cheddar cheese, frozen vegetables, Trader Joe's whole wheat bagels, eggs, sand alad fixings (we eat a LOT of salad around here).

Beka said...

Oops... at the end there I meant
"and salad fixings"-- sorry!

Barbara said...

Most of those are staples in our home. But, I can add tea bags, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, pickle relish, among many more. :) Staples used to mean flour, sugar, meal, salt and pepper..and maybe milk. How life has changed!

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Carol said...

I tell you I am really interested in Ground Turkey,and Graham Crackers. I am an Aussie and I often hear mentioned Ground Turkey and graham crackers..I have a friend who is always cooking ground turkey.We only can get fresh turkey around Christmas time,from the supermaket shelves we can buy frozen thighs and frozen rolled Turkey,(i.e. not turkey rolled about). I'd love to be able to experiment with Ground Turkey, instead of beef or chicken..and the Graham crackers I hear about them on a lot of blogs, are they salty or sweet or both?

Everything else is always on my list, except maybe not cheerios, instead I would have Tim Tams..