"Efficient buying of packaged goods and other staples implies keeping up your pantry supplies in a business-like fashion, just as the grocer keeps up his stocks. With your pantry shelves neatly lined with well-known foods . . . you are prepared to meet meal emergencies that no housewife, howsoever clever, can always avoid. And to meet them without those last-minute dashes to the grocer and the butcher which are so time-consuming and so demoralizing."
--General Foods Cook Book, 1932