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What we bought, spent and ate this week

Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Hello Dear Reader,


Our grocery budget is having lots of fun on the swings and roundabouts at the moment, last weeks grocery total was very small, only $74, however this weeks total is very high, due to buying a lot of meat for this Feijoada. We decided a while ago to only buy free range meat, it is more expensive, and it should be, and we are happy to pay it. We have reduced our meat consumption greatly over the years ( I did try to go without it but LH wasn't having a bar of it) but I think this is our best compromise.

The other thing that made this week expensive is that there was some confusion over what chicken I needed for the Feijoada, LH reckons I asked for chicken legs but I am sure I told him chicken thigh fillets so in the end we had to go and buy 1.5 kg's of free range chicken thigh fillets from Coles for the Feijoada and the 12 chicken legs that he bought home from Jason's Quality Meats have been frozen down for future use.

Here is what else we bought this week, how much we spent and what we ate-

What we bought

The Coles shop

The Aldi shop

F & V from the Northside Discount Fruit Barn 

What we spent 

Coles-$43.35 + $24.00 for the extra chicken
Aldi-$59.89
Northside Discount Fruit Barn-$24.46
Jason's Quality Meats-$45.00

TOTAL-$196.70
What we Ate

Wednesday-We had our son over for dinner and we served Calamari, sweet potato chips and this Greek Salad 

Thursday-This was supposed to be Bacon, Pumpkin and Pea Risotto but we couldn't find any arborio rice so I used Basmati...bad idea, but at least we had something to eat!

Friday-we had a container of this Chicken dish in the freezer from a while ago so I dug it out and served it with fried potato and a perfect egg. 

Saturday and Sunday-Feijoada, we had all of our family over on Saturday night, it was so lovely to have everyone together. We are planning another one this coming Saturday as we are making Borsch

Monday-Prawn stir fry

Tuesday-Pumpkin, Tomato and Coconut Curry

How was your grocery budget this week? Did it get stuck on the swings or the roundabouts?

Have a lovely day,
💚Fi

1 comment

  1. Hi Fiona
    I love the comment about the grocery budget being on the swings and roundabouts. That often happens to me, I congratulate myself on a small expenditure one week and then get hit by a whopper bill the next week. The whopper weeks are usually because I've run out of staples all in one go, so coffee, tea, Marmite etc increase the bill. So long as it averages out over the month it's not too bad. We are certainly spending less on veg at the moment because the gardens producing loads.
    Your prawn stir fry looks fab, just my sort of thing!
    Great that you're able to have family get togethers. I know some parts of Australia are going through the lockdown no contact that we had for many weeks.Its tough on everyone.

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