I would love to hear ways to organize food buying. I've been called a "messie" as long as I can remember (aww :). I think it's simply that organization hasn't always been important to me. Lately, buying groceries has been much more of a challenge because I'm wanting things to go more smoothly, especially since we live rurally and getting to the store is quite a drive and lots more time than it was where we used to live 7 years ago (pre-Karl days).
So I'm trying out buying groceries from recipes (except for snicks & snacks & extras like that). I forget some essential items, although I'm getting better about not buying things I have *plenty* of.
I'd love to hear the strategies of others whether they're making their shopping list from recipes or not. Is that just too unbelievably complicated or am I onto something (those who have tried it or have an opinion/much better ideas)?