In my attempts to be a little more organised I have streamlined the process of feeding the family.
I picked up these lovely storage containers over summer. I much prefer storing food in glass, rather than plastic. These are for keeping Adelaide's mashed vegies in the fridge.
Flylady mentions the importance of menu planning. This is something I've always been terrible at. I'm trying it (and doing quite badly at the moment).
The above two things have helped. A shopping list of all the things I usually buy, by category. This works as a reminder too. I can do a quick pantry 'stocktake'. All I have to do is read over my list and tick the boxes.
I store a supply of these lists in the front pocket of my recipe folder. If a recipe is good enough to be made more than a couple of times it makes it into my folder. That saves me dribbling food spills over good cook books too. It's one of those folders where you can pull out the plastic sleeves. So if need be I can grab the page as I'm flying out the door to the market (if I haven't done my pantry stocktake and shopping list preparation, that is).
So I'm not there yet, but with a few pretty props I'm on the way. (Happy to share my shopping list with anyone who wants it. It's in Microsoft Exel so you can easily edit it for your own ingredients.)
What keeps you organised in the kitchen? I'd love to know your secrets.