What we bought, spent and ate this week

Hello Dear Reader,

I thought I would start to photograph our weekly shopping, I think it is interesting looking at what people buy in different parts of the world. This is a fairly normal shop for us, with lots of fruit and veg and very little meat. Plus the essentials of coffee (for hubby) and chocolate (for me)

This weeks groceries were all bought from ALDI, with the exception of - the hair gel, real cream, stock cubes and french shallots, which were from Woolworths and the chicken thighs fillets and beef mince were from our Butcher 

What we spent

ALDI- $55.20

Woolworths-$16.97 + some extra's later in the week $16.98

Nothing Bros Prime Meats-$21.20

Coles Marked down fresh produce-$4.56

A day out in Maleny included picking up some items at the IGA, Maleny Dairy, A Haberdashery and The Maleny CO-OP, Total- in round figures $100.00

Total-$214.91-thats a big week! way more than normal

What we ate 

Wednesday-Prawn stir fry with ginger and shallot, steamed Basmati rice and Broccolini

Thursday-Pizza night. We had to order Pizza from Dominos as our favourite Pizza shop, 8 slices, has closed down. It is more than a shame, we thought it was a really good little business. Hubby also noticed that the Bakery in the same shopping centre has closed as well, maybe the rent went up? I think we will have a go at making our own Pizza this coming week.

Friday-Pan fried Reef fish (Snapper) with warm Potato, Rocket and Avocado salad

Saturday-Spiced Chicken in Coconut Sauce (Slow cooker)


Monday-Mince and egg with steamed Basmati rice and Broccolini

Tuesday-Steamed fish with ginger and shallot, steamed Basmati rice and Choy Sum. And we had a Coconut Sponge with Pineapple Syrup and Vanilla Ice-cream for dessert (my Birthday dinner) It was totally delicious!

So, tell me, anything new on your menu this week? Are the seasons starting to change in your part of the world?


  1. Its interesting what we buy and est and make isn't it? The other day , my 10 year old son had his first go at making homemade pizza, and did a fantastic job. Yum! We used a recipe from "best recipes".com , and gave the yeast plenty of time to do its thing. I love that my son has the confidence to have a go, and build up his skills in the kitchen. Last week he made a tasty salad using fresh lettuce and coriander from a friend's garden. He added layers of cucumber, cheese, egg and crispy bacon. A winner! Liz in central Qld

    1. Hi Liz, I love that your son is already in the kitchen, the skills he is learning will stay with him for life. Have a wonderful week.


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