This has been the biggest challenge for me. Coming from a single mom of three children and grandchildren, I was feeding a rather large family. And at times stray children who happened to find their way to my table. So stocking a kitchen and cooking was a snap!! I always cooked meals and made cookies for lunches every sunday, so we could just heat the meals when we needed them I could always find something to make from my pantry no matter if I needed to buy groceries or not! Now no kids at home just Tim and I, well I have had to make alot of adjustments to my pantry and the cooking of my meals. We have sinced moved to a farm, and can't just run to the store when I need something. So now I have rethought and bought for my pantry and have learned how to cook for two!!! It was an adjustment but I made it through to the other side!! Even if we have company I am ready! Now the only thing I make ahead of time is cookies for the week. Oh and occasionally freeze chilli!! LOL!