Cooking For Two:
Start Off Your Married Life With The Essentials
For A Lifetime Of Happy Cooking Memories
Article by Hannah Holbrook
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I’m happy to hear that you and your fiancé are doing some research on what is needed for a well-equipped kitchen. You no doubt already have some cooking supplies. Below you’ll find some essential kitchen basics. If you don’t have these items, be sure to add them to your registry or grocery list before the big day. With these kitchen basics, you and your spouse will begin married life well equipped for a lifetime of happy cooking memories!
Fridge and Pantry Essentials
- A variety of spices: salt and pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, basil, cinnamon, vanilla, oregano
- Olive Oil
- Vegetable or Canola Oil
- Fresh produce: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, apples, bananas, lemons, oranges, blueberries, etc.
- Rice and a variety of noodles
- Canned goods
- Pots and lids: For your basic cooking needs, you will want a stock pot, a strainer, a two quart pot, and a small pot.
- Pans and lids: Non-stick pans are great options for easy clean-up. You will need a 12 inch, 9 inch, and 6 inch pan to ensure that you can easily make everything from omelettes and pancakes to stir-fry!
- Mixing bowls, cutting boards, baking sheets, a can-opener, measuring cups, oven mits, pot holders, and towels are essential for a functional kitchen.
- Cooking spoons: Regular and slotted spoons, a ladle, and a pasta spoon will prove helpful in navigating a new kitchen.
- Other cooking utensils: Spatulas and at least one cooking whisk will come in handy for everyday cooking.
- Knives: These usually come in sets, but there are really four knives you’ll need: a Chef’s knife, a fillet knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife for cutting bread.
- Toaster and Slow-Cooker: These appliances will set you and your spouse up for plenty quick breakfasts and easy-to-prep meals.
Check back for Part 2: delicious and easy recipes for two!