Some good links for stocking your pantry.
I know i'm supposed to throw out spices that are over a year old, but i never have! Dried basil is NOT worthless, but arguably does give very little (it can be had in a tube, which seems to work a bit... a good substitute would likely be refridgerated pesto).
I've never even TRIED cooking dried beans, i should!
Tomato paste in a tube, check.
1/4lb of Prosciutto at all times - now THATS some stocking i look forward too!!