What we bought, spent and ate this week

Hello Dear Reader,

I have been a bit unwell this week with a cold that is still lingering. I had last Wednesday off as a sick day to rest, which done me the world of good but, in hindsight I should have stayed away from work for maybe one more day to recuperate further. I probably would have been much better by now.

I made a couple of magnificent soups this week, really warming and full of goodness, kind of soups, that you just crave in winter or when you have been unwell. And next week I think I will make another really warming dish called Feguada. It's a Portuguese dish, handed down from lovely hubby's Gran. It is the perfect winter dish, it makes a huge quantity so I will invite all the family around to enjoy it.
What we bought

What we spent
Nothing Bros Prime Meats-$21.71
Coles - Tuesday afternoon marked down specials-$8.84


Marked down specials- a 3 kg bag of spuds, 1 kg bag of apples and 6 avocados. Sweet! 

What we ate

Wednesday-Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake with Steamed Broccoli 

Thursday-Curried Coconut Pumpkin Soup 

Friday-Tempura Snapper with Steamed Basmati Rice and Home Grown Bok Choy 

Saturday and Sunday-Pea and Ham Soup (I forgot to take a photo, sorry)
Photo Credit-http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17804/pea+ham+soup 

Monday-Pan Fried Pearl Perch with Creamy Potato Bake with Spring Onions and Garlic and Steamed Broccoli 

Tuesday-Chicken Pesto Pasta with Snow Peas
I used my homemade pesto for this and it was delish

So, tell me, what were the eats at your place this week? And what is your families favourite soup recipe?


  1. I do enjoy soup for lunch but usually just in winter, my all time favorites are Leek and potato or Ham and potato, i like my soups nice and thick i cant be doing with wishy washy ones :-)

  2. I have been picking quite a few tomatoes at this late stage of the year. With the excess I made yummy tomato soup using a recipe from my mum. Delish!


  3. What stunning plates of lovely food ! My favourite soup is "velouté d'asperges", a kind of asparagus soup. Never made one myself though ...

  4. Our favorite soup is probably Minestrone, or a spicy version called Gypsy soup. The easiest one is Broccoli soup (a whole head of broccoli, an onion and a couple of potatoes, all roughly chopped and cooked in a litre of stock, then blitzed until smooth and a couple of spoons of creme fraiche (or sour cream) stirred through just before serving.

    Looking forward to reading about the Portugese dish.


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