It's a new year and a new chance to make some changes. My first book for the year is Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family by Steve & Annette Economides. It's a good book with a lot of common sense ideas including making meal plans and shopping lists, using price books and buying products at their cheapest prices, couponing, cooking in bulk, storage, and even saving at restaurants. At the end of each section there are three levels of challenges for beginner to advanced levels. There are more than enough ideas to pick and choose for all levels and lots of encouragement to take the ideas and make them work for you.
I'm probably somewhere in the intermediate level, but I did manage to squeeze in a couple of challenges already. I did a complete inventory of our chest freezer last week before even reading the book (to rotate stock and put the newer meats on the bottom), so I patted myself on the back for getting a head start. I also made a menu for this week and set a weekly grocery budget (and stayed within budget for the week). Now I just have to follow through and do the cooking.