After you've decided what you will be cooking, you also need to consider how and when you will shop for food.
I encourage you to get into a routine.
Have an idea of what belongs (and doesn't belong) in your cupboards.
I keep a wipe-board in the kitchen where I write down things that I need as I run out of them. If you have a smart phone, there are apps like OurGroceries that can help too. I haven't moved that far into the future yet!
Ideally, I prefer to do the grocery shopping once every couple of weeks. I do make special trips for things like fresh produce and milk in between though.
*Decide what you want to keep on hand.
*Decide how often you will go out for groceries.
*Make a place to keep a list of things to pick up next time you go shopping.
*Make a list, stick to it, and shop regularly. Pick a day, pick a store, and use your time wisely.
What are your grocery shopping tips? Do you make a list and stick to it? Do you coupon?