The hardest part of cooking is shopping. No chore is more unpleasant to me than taking a long list to a big grocery store on a weekend. I don’t mind little mom-and-pop shops or semi-well-curated downtown grocery stores–I’m happy to pick up a few items every few days–but it’s still a chore.
All the more reason to keep the pantry, fridge and freezer stocked in such a way that you can rustle up supper without having to shop. Here are my suggestions. Combine these with some pantry and freezer essentials and you can easily avoid shopping for a week.
Cheese (Parmesan, cheddar, feta)
Lemons or limes
Onions (they last longer in the fridge)