I've got a shit ton of beans and rice, because it's cheap and stable and full of what keeps you from starving. They make up the backbone of my emergency pantry and I like them just fine as plain old beans and rice.
I've also got an extended family of 12 to feed in The Big Plan. Many of them are young children and will quickly get tired of plain food. Other households are expected to contribute to a family pantry, but I don't count on much coming from that direction.
I've been going through my stocks and making lunches out of the FIFO stack to keep it fresh, practicing my cooking and trying to find ways of turning beans and rice into something less like slop and more like an actual family meal.
So far my best success has been either a shit ton of dry spices and bouillon, or adding chopped SPAM to give it some meat. It's cheating, but frozen pork sausage and fresh green peppers make it pretty good too.
What do you fuckers like to cook with your emergency pantry? How would you keep it exciting if you didn't want to hear a 6 year old bitching about the menu?