The first thing I did was decide what I wanted to make over the course of the week. I ended up with these:
Sandi's Chicken Salad
Beefy Cream Cheese Roll-Up
Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
Afterwards, I combined all of the ingredients so I would know exactly how much of something I would need. (As it turns out, 4 of the 7 recipes required Green Bell Peppers!) I then went through our kitchen with my mom and crossed off anything we already had.
(Sorry, you probably can't see what any of that says...)
Then, I put the remaining ingredients into a much neater list, and put the name of the meal(s) that required that ingredient next to it.