What we bought, spent and ate this week

Hello Dear Reader,

This past week has been a bit different on the food front, we actually had quite a few veggies left over from a planned meal that didn't happen. So my Thursday morning fridge looked like this.

The planned dinner was to be lovely hubbies Prawn Stir Fry that uses, a red capsicum, a bag of bean sprouts, a bag of snow peas and about 4 spring onions and it didn't occur as I went out for a lovely friends birthday at Tempest Teppanyaki and as our son wasn't home much this week so there were lots of left overs to use up, so Hubby just had leftovers while I went out.

I hardly ever go out, especially on a work night, but it was so worth it, the food was wonderful as was the company and we all had a hoot. Teppanyaki is a stage show with amazing food thrown in (or at you, to be more accurate)

What we bought

Shopping from Northside Discount Fruit Barn

Shopping from Aldi

Shopping from Coles

What we spent
Northside Discount Fruit Barn-$45.84
Marjax Meats-$22.10 (not pictured-2kg of chicken thigh fillets)

TOTAL-$157.58, just a fraction over my weekly target of $150

What we ate

Friday-Leftovers-Thai Inspired Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Spinach

Saturday-Salmon, Potato and Green Pea Frittata, this time I used poached salmon instead of hot smoked salmon and it was still divine 

Monday-Tempura Whiting with steamed Basmati rice and Pak Choy

Tuesday-Thai Pesto Chicken with Sweet Potato, steamed Basmati rice and Choy Sum (recipe coming soon)

Wednesday-Birthday celebrations at Tempest Teppanyaki-I choose the Sakura Menu with Barramundi, I have to say it was the most delicious Barra I have ever tasted 

Thursday-Honey Mustard Chicken, mashed potato and steamed broccoli

So, that was the week that was at my place, I would love to know what's been on your table this week.

Have a wonderful weekend

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  1. Hi, Fi. What lovely meals you have, it always looks mouth-watering! I made omelettes (my husband calls this breakfast for dinner:) and stif-fries this week as I needed to use up what was in crispers before we go away this weekend. I also had a big bunch of ripe bananas so I froze those except for two which I used to make choc-chip/banana muffins. Have a really happy weekend. Meg:)

    1. Goodmorning Meg,
      Hope you are having a lovely time away, a chance to refresh and recharge. I am facing the menu, shopping list and shopping by myself sometime today as hubby is away on a fishing trip, I too will be sussing out what needs using up in the crisper draw, there was a lot left over this week so I should be able to do a smaller shop. Have a fun weekend away.

  2. Here is my menu plan for this week...

    Wednesday - Cornbeef, mashed potato, saute cabbage and beans
    Thursday - Your Thai inspired Sweet Potato and spinach soup (I left out the spinach) It was yum, and will definitely be making an appearance again this Winter
    Friday - Butter Chicken with Rice, I threw some Spinach in this :)
    Saturday (tonight) - Leftovers and maybe a pear crumble with ice cream, we have an "Eat the Street" event on in town today, so I suspect no one will be very hungry, and I'm going to a Birthday party in the afternoon
    Sunday - Stir fry Chicken and cashews with rice
    Monday - Lasagne and salad
    Tuesday - Nacho's

    1. Goodmorning Cheryl,
      Your weeks menu sounds delicious, the “eat street”event sounds wonderful, I hope you had fun. Have a lovely day,

  3. That all looks sooooo good. Right now I’m eating cabbage, bacon and potato hash. With a few extra veg thrown in. It’s so good.

    1. Goodmorning F & D,
      Your hash would have been divine, what a perfect combo. Heart and toe warming❤️ Have a lovely day,

  4. I tried a new recipe Portuguese Potatoes - a real keeper! Also had roasted butternut squash with lentils & goats cheese on a couple of days.


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