Young adults find difficult to move from their parents’ house, because they are accustomed to have everything at hand. When you will move into your new house, you will have to buy everything by yourself, and you may find this process intimidating, especially if we are talking about the kitchen. You will have to spend some money to buy the essentials for the kitchen, but if you have a list with the things you need to focus on, you will avoid getting overwhelmed. If you have a list, you can make efforts to fit the budget you have available for buying things for the kitchen. It is advisable to make wise investments, because if you buy quality equipment you will not have to replace it for years. It is advisable to check the yard sales, because they are great sources when it comes to kitchen equipment sold at affordable prices.
Buy pantry ingredients
If you are not an expert chef, then you will learn to cook different dishes made from the basic pantry ingredients. The pantry ingredients are the base of multiple dishes, no matter if we are talking about a breakfast or dinner meal. You should put on your list, the followings: mustard, sesame oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, tomato sauce, tomato paste, vegetable and chicken broth, coconut milk, canned tomatoes and hot sauce. If you find any offers on the above ingredients, you should buy in bulk, and place the ones you do not use at the moment in one of the storage units. A storage unit is the perfect space to store your pantry ingredients, because their properties will not get damaged.
Buy shelf-stable proteins
You should also make sure that you have in your kitchen, dried beans and canned ones, because they will help you easily put a dinner together at the end of the day, when you came back from work. You should put on your list canned tuna in oil, raw nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, cashews, dries lentils, and multiple canned and dried beans.
Do not forget about spices
You can easily forget about the spices, because they are the last ones to be added to the dishes you prepare. However, they are quite important, because a few dashes of spices will change the flavour of the dishes you prepare. You should make sure that you have the basics, and as you learn how to make multiple types of complex dishes, you can expand the list and buy your favourite spices when you visit the store the following time. You should buy cinnamon, salt, pepper, onions, oregano, paprika, chili powder, lemons, garlic and vanilla extract.
If you have a sweet tooth then you will definitely want to bake some cookies. In order for the cookies to have the same form and taste as the ones your mother did, you will need some basic baking supplies. You should buy baking powder, baking soda, sugar, all-purpose flour and fast-rise yeast.