This was another big week, money wise, as lovely Hubby and son went away for a fishing long weekend to Moreton Island. My husbands' best mate lives on Moreton and lovely Hubby goes over to stay about twice a year. It's a typical all boys weekend, lots of meat on the BBQ and lots of fishing done over the four days. In all, they caught 208 Whiting over the 4 days between the 3 of them, not bad, at all. Whiting has to be the best eating fish in the sea!
The meat for their BBQ's was bought from Nothling Brothers Quality Meats, as we like to support the small, independent butcher, they have very good quality meat, but it is on the more expensive side. On a normal week, this isn't a problem as we don't eat a lot of meat, but this week, with the boys going away and wanting good steak for the BBQ, it pushed the cost up, like, way up. I am not losing any sleep over it though as it doesn't happen very often and I always think it is still a cheap weekend away as they don't need to pay for accomodation!
I also cooked dinner on Saturday and Sunday night for more people than usual, as I had my little Grand Nieces and my Sister for dinner on Saturday night (along with my Mother in law, as usual) and my Niece, her hubby plus the little girls and my Sister + MIL for Sunday night. Both meals were "slow cooker" meals and both were super easy to pop on in the morning. I made a "Drunken Chicken" and a "Spice Beef". I really love my slow cooker especially when I am feeding more people than usual and have my hands full with little ones or just a busy day at home.
What we bought
What we spent
|The bread rolls, raisin bread, mushrooms, two of the avocados and the bag of washed small potatoes were for lovely hubby and son to take to Moreton Island|
|Most of the meat (except for the chicken and 1 kg of shin beef) went with lovely hubby to Moreton Island. The pre made salads also went with him.|
Nothing Bros Prime Meats-$121.23 (holy cow)
Total-$312.68 (Oh my goodness! that is outrageous) Thank goodness lovely Hubby doesn't go away that often
What we ate
|Wednesday-Spicy Fish Cakes with Steamed Basmati Rice and English Spinach|
|Thursday-Pizza Night, we had a voucher to use and ordered 3 pizzas as our son had dinner with us. This is the vegorama pizza and it was delicious|
|Friday-Smoked Salmon Pasta with steamed Broccolini|
|Saturday-Drunken Chicken with steamed Basmati Rice, Snow Peas and English Spinach|
Sunday night, we had a dish called "Spice Beef" it is a lovely, easy, slow cooker meal flavoured with onions, mushroom soy sauce and five spice. It's another one of Grans recipes, and is truly delicious. You also add potatoes to this dish, the potato soak up all the delicious sauce/gravy and we served it with steamed rice and broccolini. It was quite a hectic day, afternoon and night, so no photo of dinner, sorry.