What we bought, spent and ate this week

Hello Dear Reader,

We have finally got some cooler whether, Thank heavens for that! Sunday was the first day, in a long time that we didn't have the air conditioning on. I am dreading our electricity bill this quarter, but I just couldn't cope living in a hot box.

I am also glad I can now spend some time out side, in my garden. I spent the grand total of $16.40 on some seeds and planted them out, I have bought Rocket, Thyme, Italian Parsley, Chinese Broccoli and Apple Cucumber. I bought the seeds from the little garden centre, at Rothwell, as I feel they need the business more than the larger (still privately owned) garden centre or Bunnings. I am all about shopping local and supporting the little guys. I have been going out every morning and late afternoon to give them a good water, hopefully they will grow well where I have planted them.

Now on with what we bought, spent and ate.

What we bought

Shopping from ALDI, Woolworths and Coles

What we spent



Nothling Quality Meats-$23.55

Extra's from Coles on Sunday-3 x lemons, Quinoa and Washing Soda-$11.95

TOTAL-$223.23 Yikes! it's getting up there again!

What we ate
Wednesday-Coconut and Lime Fish Taco's (recipe coming soon) So Delicious and fresh!

Thursday-Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Friday-Home made BBQ Chicken with Watermelon and Feta salad

Saturday and Tuesday-Chicken and Ginger Congee (you guessed it, my Mother in law came home from hospital)

Sunday-Spinach and Ricotta Pie with a big tossed salad

Monday-Tempura Whiting with steamed basmati rice and snow peas

Thats as wrap! Over to you, what's been on your table this week?


  1. As funny as it sounds I'd love the recipe/method for your home BBQ chicken, it looks really good!

  2. No problem Cheryl, I will share the whole recipe soon, it's done in the BBQ and you rub it with a mixture of smoked paprika, brown sugar, onion, garlic and honey. You then bake it on a bed a rock salt, believe it or not it makes the chicken super tender and moist. I promise to post the whole recipe soon. Have a lovely day

  3. Your meals always look delicious, Fiona. Spinach and ricotta pie ... YUM! We are still eating lots of salads here due to the heat ... I made a big roast veg and quinoa salad the other day and it's been great for serves at dinner and lunch. Meg:)


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