There are recipes that might be considered staples. They are often quick and simple to prepare and the ingredients are usually on hand if you keep your pantry and spice cupboard well stocked. These recipes are also easy to memorize. Yet they are also quite versatile either to your personal taste or to the ingredients you have on hand. If you're in a pinch and need a good idea but don't have a lot of time to look for it, I hope you can find it here.
Mirepoix (a base for soups, stews and sauces)
Basic Beef Stew