As I mentioned in this post, I recently read the Real Food Planning Challenge, which inspired me to clean out my pantry, fridge, and freezer to make room for a new batch of seasonal ingredients. One of my goals in the coming months (thanks to this book) is to keep better track of all the food in my home.
Doing this will help prevent food waste and allow me to plan ahead for times when I don't feel like cooking. Yes, it happens quite frequently to us food bloggers!
My idea of planning ahead often involves cooking large batches of specific dishes, then freezing any leftovers so I can use them to build an impromptu meal. For example, having quart-sized bags of cooked beans and homemade stock in the freezer allows me to throw together a quick chili or soup on the fly.