One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming week is to plan your meals, then head to the grocery store with a list of all the ingredients you will need.
I have added a very important step to the process: cleaning out the fridge first. This is helpful in so many ways. The first and most obvious is that it's nice to have a clean fridge and get rid of food that's no longer edible. Secondly, taking inventory of your perishables helps prevent you from buying duplicates at the store. Lastly, seeing what you have in stock in your own fridge can inspire you to make something new. Tell me, how often do you clear your fridge of food past its prime?