My Pantry/Refrigerator Essentials

I have been thinking of some items that I consider essentials in my pantry/refrigerator.  
Here are my Top Ten:
1.  Olive Oil
2.  Chicken Broth
3. Canned Whole Tomatoes 
4. Dijon Mustard
5. Fresh Parsley (I chop it up, then freeze it and just scrape out a     tablespoon as I need it.)
6. Garlic
7. Balsamic Vinegar
8. Soy Sauce
9. Sherry
10. Parmesan Cheese
If you always have these 10 items you will never be at a loss for what to do with that chicken or roast.  What are your top items that you always have on hand?


Percolating Petals said...

Definitely Liquid Smoke. It adds great flavor to anything-- meat, onions, fish. Also, Rosemary is my go-to spice.