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What we bought, spent and ate this week

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Hello Dear Reader,

I have another shorter working week this week as Recliffe had Monday as the public holiday for the EKKA, woot! And I have today off, as yesterday was Lovely Hubby's 50th Birthday and our daughter and her partner have come down to help him celebrate this significant birthday. It was also quite the late night with lots of food and fun at our local Chinese Restaurant, so I requested today as an ADO in advance and it was granted. Yeh!

On the food front we have been having lots of warming, stick to your ribs, kind of meals as it has been quite cold still, however the end is in sight with just over 2 weeks of Winter left. I am looking forward to Spring and all it holds for our little garden.

What we bought

Shopping from ALDI, Coles, Woolworths and Nothlings Prime Meats 

What we spent

Nothing Bros Prime Meats-$23.59


What we ate 

Wednesday-Easy Lasagna and steamed Broccolini 

Thursday-Pizza Night. As usual, we used a voucher, and we got 2 pizzas. This is the Deli Veggie and Camembert, we also got the Chicken and Feta. Both were delicious 

Friday-Thai Green Fish Curry with steamed Basmati Rice, Greek Yoghurt, Chutney and of course, Papadums 

Salmon and Brie Pot Pies with English Spinach 

Sunday-Beef and Prune Tagine with steamed Potatoes and Snow Peas 

Monday-Curried Coconut Pumpkin Soup with natural Yoghurt and Coriander

Tuesday-was Lovely Hubbys' 50th Birthday and he decided he wanted to go to our favourite little Chinese Restaurant for dinner. He invited some of our close friends and of course our little family. There were 16 of us in all, squeezed into the tiny restaurant. We go to this little, blink and you'll miss it, restaurant/takeaway, as the Owner/Chef was very good friends with Hubby's Dad and they traced their ancestry to the same province in China. Hubby was born on the same day as his Dad and he would have been 70 years old. It was a special night with lots of great food and fun.

It is tradition to have 8 courses, including one with noodles for long life, here's what we enjoyed-

Hot Sour Soup Peking Duck

Sweet and Sour Fish Mongolian Lamb

Peking Pork Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

Salt and Pepper Squid, Duck with Ginger, Bean shoots and Noodles

And Crispy Sweet Coconut Custard Spring Rolls for Dessert

Michael and Lovely Hubby

Our little Family

I could quite easily just have the Hot Sour Soup and the Peking Duck, so totally delicious, they would be on my last meal request, for sure! 

So, tell me, what was on the dinner front, this week, at your house? 


  1. Many happy returns for your husband, the Chinese meal looks wonderful and your family are all lovely. Thanks for sharing. Guida

    1. Hi Guida, thanks for the birthday wishes. It was lovely to have our little family together.