Here is my shopping list of what I try to keep on hand
OIL'S - veg oil, olive oil, pam spray
STAPLES-sugar,flour,spices,packets different gravy mix, pasta's, creme soups(for cooking)stove top dressing, instant potato's,diff rices, noodle side dishes,syrup,beans,can green beans,baked beans,ketchup,mayo,salad dressing's, cereals,jiffy cornbread mix,italian bread crumbs,tuna,can raviolis,can spaghetti,barbq sauce,spaghetti sauce,Bisquick,peanut butter & jellies,cake mixes,frostings,cookie mix,pudding mixes,graham cracker pie shells,cookies,lipton onion soup mix(cooking)can fruit,velveeta cheese,fried onions,minced garlic,chili sauce(cooking),A1 sauce,teri sauce,soy sauce,beef & chicken base,honey,green chili,salsa,can chili,salsa verde, tortia's,taco shells,bottle water & juices, sodas, tea, paper towels,napkins,toilet paper,coffee filters,foil,saran wrap,baggies,garbage bags,crackers,chips,pickles,refried beans,
DAIRY,FROZEN MEATS,FROZEN LUNCH MEATS,FROZEN VEG,FRESH FRUIT & VEGGIES,CHEESE,
I can always make a meal at my house and this is the basic's. I shop every two to three weeks. Hope this helps you two!