As we have changed the way we shop and what day we do the shopping, I am now going to post "What we bought, spent and ate" on a Saturday morning. We now shop at the weekend markets and pick the odd item up from the supermarket on the way home. I still menu plan, but I am a bit more relaxed, buying meat from the market that is a good price, that particular week. I always ask, "What is your best buy this week" and they are more that happy to tell us. I am loving this new way of shopping as I feel the money is going directly to the grower/producer, I find it better value for money and we shop in a more relaxed atmosphere, what's not to love?
This is what we have been up to on the "What we bought, ate and spent" front-
What we bought
On the left-shopping from Coles and ALDI shopping on the right
Shopping from the Northside Fruit Barn
Shopping from the Jetty Sunday Markets
What we spent
Coles-$30.40 plus $9.44 for chicken breast (Not pictured-this is for dog training which I am starting with our newly inherited dogs) and a dozen free range eggs
Northside Fruit Barn-$39.20
Sunday Jetty Markets-$63.20
Woolworths-$17.00 (Not pictured) another dozen free range eggs and dry dog food
What we ate
Saturday-Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta
Sunday and Monday-Marinated Pork Porterhouse with Potato, watercress and avocado salad
Tuesday-Pumpkin Soup with grilled Bacon and Croutons, I was so disappointed when I cut the pumpkin to find it a bit pale and sappy, the soup was okay, but not as sweet as it normally is. I don't normally buy whole pumpkins for this very reason, at least when it is cut you can see the colour
Wednesday-Steamed Cod with ginger and spring onions, steamed basmati rice and choy sum. Lovely hubby and son had caught the fish just the day before, so fresh
Thursday-Pineapple and Ginger Chicken, steamed basmati rice and bok choy
these bread rolls for the croutons, so yummy
recipe I use for the dressing but I also add 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard to it and I don't use that much oil, using only 1/4 cup of rice bran oil instead, I feel 1/2 a cup of oil, that the recipe calls for, is way too much!
So, tell me, what has been on your family dinner table this week?