I'm sooooo ready. I was thinking it would kind of defeats the purpose if I stocked up beforehand, but oh well, we went to Costco tonight with my mom, and I spent $155 (yikes! the most ever there). For the most part it was "staples" that will round out our meals (or so I keep telling myself
Feta, olive oil, canned salmon, and balsamic vinegar (my DH makes slamming salads with this stuff, and if he has it available, he will ALWAYS take lunch to work with him)
Ketchup, mayo, etc.
A bag of trail mix (to keep DH away from the vending machines) and cranberries and raisins for the girls' snacks (and for cookies and muffins)
Giganto bag of chocolate chips (for pancakes, cookies, and desserts, the girls will be satisfied with 5-6 chips as a dessert, plus a piece of fruit).
Lots and lots of eggs!
Whole wheat pasta
A flat of granny smith apples (for baked apples, apple oatcakes, and my favorite apple muffins, which we bake in triple batches and freeze)
Red peppers (just because I love them so, in everything)
Chicken sausage (which DH took apart and wrapped in packs of two, so none goes to waste)
I'm planning to only buy dairy and produce this month, and I actually have a lot of frozen veggies and frozen milk put away, so maybe I won't even need to go to the store at all! I got my Frontier co-op order in today, so I'm stocked up on toiletries and cleaning stuff. I'm starting to make the switch to cloth TP (mainly for me, and maybe DD if I can get her on board), and we pretty much use cloth everything else. I think I'm set.
As for the no-spend, I don't think that will be too much of a problem. I may have to buy more bG 2.0s, since they're the only thing that seems to working for the toddler these days, but I'll see if I can't sell other dipes first in order to buy new ones.
I'm ready to roll!
Happy new year, everyone!