There’s nothing worse than preparing a last minute holiday dish and realizing that you are missing an ingredient.
With the supply chain issues that are still being faced, it’s going to be trickier than ever to find holiday pantry staples during the 2021 holiday rush. We’re encouraging you to hit the markets and stock up NOW rather than wait till crunch time!
We curated a list of eight essential holiday pantry staples for you to snag before the holiday rush -- you can thank us later. ;)
Prepare yourself for the rush of holiday baking by stocking up on your go-to flours. The last thing you need to happen is to realize that you don’t have enough flour to bake those cookies for your neighborhood cookie exchange!
A dash of the right spices can make all the difference in your cooking and baking recipes. Stock up that spice rack with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, turmeric and more!
Keep your favorite nuts on hand (we recommend pecans and walnuts) for everything from pecan pies, walnut brownies, pecan pie bars, walnut-topped sweet potato casseroles and more. The options are endless!
4. Canned Milks
Canned milks like coconut milk and evaporated milks are holiday baking must-haves for treats like fudge, brownies and more.
5. Jams, Jellies & Preserves
Pair a red pepper jelly with your charcuterie board, add cranberry chutney as a side to your potluck dish, or dress up your holiday french toast with some strawberry preserves.
6. Canned Pumpkin
We like to keep a few spare cans of pumpkin on hand during the holiday season. From pumpkin pies to pumpkin casseroles, pumpkin bars and soups, we believe that there is no such thing as too much pumpkin!
7. Cinnamon Chai & Golden Spice gr8nola
8. Hot Drinks
When the weather cools down, heat things up with warm and cozy drinks. Make sure to snag some coffee, tea, hot cocoa and hot apple cider for both yourself and any guests you may have over during the holiday season!