- powdered milk
- ground flax seed or apple sauce (both are a good egg replacers for things like pancakes, baked goods, etc.)
- dried or canned beans
- canned tomatoes
- slow-cook oatmeal
- dried fruit (to put in the oatmeal)
- coffee (though not a "necessity," it is one that we try to keep around - barring a cup of joe, we do keep tea around too)
- noodles (usually angel hair pasta in our house, but perhaps shells or macaroni)
- mixed nuts
- bread flour
- peanut butter
In the freezer we might keep frozen fruit or vegetables, frozen veggie-sausage, a block of cheese, corn tortillas and yeast.
If I keep enough of these items on hand, I can easily make three meals a day for three or four days without worrying about the store. There may not be a lot of variety or snack-foods in there, but we will still eat until any storm blows over!
I'm curious though on what others keep around for unforeseen events? What is my list missing?