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Party Pantry 
 
A well stocked pantry makes entertaining just that much more fun and easy.  Keep these items on hand and you'll even impress yourself as to what you can whip up, even on a moments notice.
 
 
Toppings
 
  • Bruchetta topping
  • Tapenade; olive, artichoke
  • Fig jam
  • Jalapeño Pepper jelly
  • Chutney
  • Honey
  • Pesto
  • Salsa

Freezer 

  • Sausage links; Italian, English bangers, bratwurst
  • Bacon
  • Skinless chicken breasts/ thighs
  • Parmesan cheese; grated or shredded
  • Nuts; pecans, pine nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, peanuts
  • Ground beef
  • Phyllo dough
  • Puff pastry
  • Phyllo cups
  • Baguette- sliced in 3 -4 portions and wrapped well
  • Gyozas/pot stickers
  • Mini crab cakes (Nancy’s)
  • Mini quiches
  • Spanakopita (Trader Joes)
  • Pizza dough
  • Guacamole
  • Egg substitute
  • Caramelized onions- divided into portions
  • Smoked salmon- divided into portions
  • Pita bread

Fridge 

  • Cheese; brie, blue/gorgonzola, Swiss, mozzarella, cheddar, gueryer, goat
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter/margarine
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemons/ limes
  • Roll up pie crusts
  • Refrigerated ravioli/tortellini

 

Dried Goods 

  • Pasta
  • Rice; Aborio, Jasmine, long grain, brown
  • Polenta

 

Mixes 

  • Cake mixes
  • Cornbread
  • Biscuit

 

Herbs/ Spices 

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt; kosher, table
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Dry mustard

Condiments 

  • Whole grain mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Horseradish sauce
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Terikiyi sauce
  • Tahini  

 

Baking 

  • Flour
  • Sugar; granulated/brown
  • Chocolate; chips, baking, cocoa
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda

 

Canned/ bottled goods 

  • Olives; kalmata, green, black, stuffed
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Canned crab
  • Mixed nuts
  • Marinated veggies- asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, artichoke hearts
  • Broth; chicken/beef/veggie
  • Capers
  • Pizza sauce
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Cannellini beans

 

Misc 

  • Olive oil
  • Truffle oil
  • Spray oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Vanilla
  • Vinegar; white wine, balsamic, apple cider, rice wine
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Wine for cooking; Marsala, Port, Sherry, Madeira
  • Brandy for cooking

 

Beverages 

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Champagne
  • Liquors; Amaretto, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Whidbey’s
  • Water
  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Tea selection

 

Snacks/ Crackers/

  • Chips; potato, tortilla
  • Pretzels
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Water crackers
  • Akmak