So, as I arrived to my folks' house, I immediately checked the pantry. I blurted out, "I will heal you with food!" My Dad chuckled. And you know what? As goofy as that sounds, I really meant it. I believed if I fed Mom good food, whole food, she'd feel better. Well, if nothing else, the house would smell nice.
For the last three days I've been cooking from Mom's pantry. I've not gone to the store once and I've made three yummy dinners:
- Tomato soup with grilled-cheese on whole-grain bread
- Spicy garlic pasta with spinach, tomatoes, and cannellini beans
- Udon noodles with Asian greens and tofu
How do you keep your pantry well-stocked? Sometimes when I grocery shop, I take my favorite cookbook to the store. In the front section of the book you will often find that the author will give you tips for creating a well-stocked pantry. My go-to is always a Moosewood cookbook. Make a list, it will help you stayed focused. Now, I am off to make Casey/Ned's popovers!
Thank you to my sister, Vanessa Rees, for the photograph!!