The fruit will be made into 2 lots of fruit salad (added to oranges and passionfruit) and consumed over 3-4 days. The carrots will last us a week. The corn and mushrooms will be eaten tonight and the lettuce and cucumber will last us all week for salad. I have plenty of potatoes which will last the rest of the week too. Tomorrow I will go back if I need stir fry ingredients for dinner tomorrow. That's me - I prefer to grocery shop than shop for clothes! I'm a weirdo! Lol!~
1 kg carrots $1.45
3 Granny Smith Apples (delicious and juicy from the Adelaide Hills) $2.41 or .80c each
Iceberg lettuce (expensive but one will last the week) $3.28
Strawberries 250gm punnet $2.48
6 mushrooms (134gms) $1.40
Continental cucumber $1.98
4 brown onions $1.84
2 bananas @ $11.98/kg... wait for it.... $4.41 or $2.20 EACH!
2 sweetcorn cobs (will feed 3 of us tonight) $1.96
tiny knob of fresh ginger for tonight's recipe .82c
2 Kiwi Fruit (from NZ obviously!) $1.31 (cheap!)
1 red spanish onion .57c
What do you pay for an apple, an orange, a kiwi fruit, a banana, etc? We have 3 supermarkets in our small town and I shop for produce at each of them at different times. We don't have a farmers market and as I have said, I don't buy in bulk because I find I end up throwing things out - and I am fussy as far as freshness goes. If a potato or carrot looks a bit old, out it goes! I guess I am a convenience shopper - I choose what we will eat tonight, consult the pantry then shop for it and cook it.
Tonight it is Annette Sym's Hot and Saucy Steaks - and believe me, you don't want to know what I paid for the 3 steaks!
This mushroom sauce, with just a touch of heat was absolutely delicious! I made the sauce in a separate pan then pan fried the steaks to our liking then tipped the sauce over the steaks and gave them 2-3 minutes in the oven to get the sauce sizzling.