Video grocery haul and a recipe!

Hey guys,

Today I’m going to try something different! You’re going to have the pleasure (or not) of seeing my foolish, makeupless face in a video. We went grocery shopping and I decided to do a grocery haul. I love seeing what other people buy, so hopefully you’re nosy like me and will enjoy this post. This is a one week grocery haul for two people. Some things we already had at home, like some meat and some apples, for example. Then, I’m going to show you how to make a Portuguese dish – Bacalhau à Brás and Oreo mousse for dessert. Are you hungry yet? Does it sound good?

Hot Mess Alert: It’s my first video ever, so I’m clumsy as…! Also, It’s not edited, I have no makeup on, my hair is dirty, my house is messy, the dog is a pain in the bass and you now I haven’t been sleeping well so I look like… that.

I thought it would be fun to see our groceries for a week, how much we spend and how is food cost in Portugal. We have some meat sent by my mother-in-law (they raise pigs and chickens and she is a sweetheart and always sends something), a few frozen and fresh vegetables, some apples, still some yogurt and cheese. I would like to stretch this into two weeks, that would be a nice challenge and would reduce our monthly grocery money. It would also be fun to see how far I can go with these items. We will probably need some milk and bread but that should be it. I’m going to give you a list of what we’ve bought with prices. Our total was 47,05 €, at Aldi.

  • Pack of frozen codfish x 2=4,98€
  • Bread (1 medium loaf) = 0,89€ (it’s whole wheat)
  • Oranges (2 kg) = 1,59€
  • Bread (4 rolls) = 0,48€
  • Pretzel snacks = 1,39€
  • Can of black olives = 0,79€
  • Makeup powder foundation = 2,10€
  • Assorted seeds = 9 x 0,19€ = 1,71€ (had to use a calculator, oh my)
  • Baby face cream = 1,99€
  • Red potatoes (3 kg) = 2,49€ (forgotten in the video)
  • Facial night cream = 2,99€
  • Sliced ham (200 g) = 0,99€
  • Toilet paper ( 12 rolls) = 1,79€ (also forgot to show in the video, I was afraid you guys might think I poop)
  • Cookies (1 pack – 250 g) = 0,99€
  • Cookies (1 pack – 176 g ) = 0,79€
  • Baloney with olives  (200 g) = 1,19 €
  • Cookies (1 pack – 150 g) =0,79€
  • Yogurt (1 pack of 6) = 0,99€
  • Lactose – free milk = (3 x 0,79 a carton) = 2,37€
  • Vegetable oil (1 l) = 1,15€
  • Peach and grape juice (1,5 l ) = 0,99€
  • Apple juice (1 l) = 0,69€
  • Cream (2 x 200 g) = 0,90€
  • Orange juice (1,5 l) = 1,09€
  • Cookies (1 pack – 125 g ) = 0,79€
  • Cookies (1 pack – 150 g ) =0,64€
  • Condensed milk (1 can – 397 g ) = 0,99€
  • Assorted seeds ( 2 x 0,49€) = 0,98€
  • Sweet corn (3 cans x 140 g) = 1,19€
  • Bananas (1,226 kg ) = 1,29€

End of list. What did you think about the total? We thought it was cheap for the amount of things we bought. How much would you pay for this in your country? What do you think about the price of each item? Is there some that’s a lot cheaper or a lot more expensive than where you live? I would love to know about this and to compare prices.

Now, I’ve got a recipe for you. It’s a Portuguese dish – Bacalhau à Brás. It’s very famous here and almost everyone loves it. It’s simple and rather cheap to make too.


For the amount we made, which will is enough for eight good portions, you’ll need:

  • 2 packs of frozen dried codfish
  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 can of olives
  • 6 eggs
  • Some parsley


1 – Defrost the codfish. Then wash it in cold running water because it tends to be salty;

2 – Put the codfish in a pan of water to boil, until it becomes soft;

3 – While it boils, wash and pill the potatoes. Then, cut them in thin sticks;

4 – Heat up some vegetable oil, you’ll use it to fry the potatoes (just slightly, you don’t want them crunchy);

5 – While you fry the potatoes, see if the codfish is ready to be shredded. If it is, shred the codfish, taking out the fish bones and skins. Set aside;

6 – Chop the onion and garlic. Add some olive oil to a pan and add the onion and garlic. When they’re brownish and soft, add the shredded codfish and mix. Leave and keep mixing every two minutes or so, so it doesn’t burn. In about ten minutes it should be cooked.

7 – Add the fried potatoes and mix.

8 – Scramble the eggs with some freshly chopped parsley and add to the pan;

9 – Mix everything up, until the egg is cooked.

10 – Add the olives and mix again, salt and pepper to taste (be careful about salt because the codfish is usually salty) and you’re all done;

Note: If you can’t find codfish you can do the exact same recipe with shredded chicken or canned tuna;



Bonus dessert recipe: Oreo mousse


  • 8 Oreos
  • 2 packs of cream (200 g each)
  • half a can of condensed milk


  1. Crush the Oreos until you get a chunky powder;
  2. Pour the cream in the mixer for 5 minutes;
  3. Add the condensed milk and leave for two minutes;
  4. Add the crushed Oreos and let it mix;
  5. Pour into a glass bowl and let it cool in the fridge for a few hour.
  6. Tah-dah!

Credits: Stolen from google search

That’s it for today. I can’t wait for your feedback! Please tell me if you enjoyed this post or if it was totally boring. What about the video? Would you like to see more of this content? All opinions are welcome, dear readers. Happy Sunday!


27 thoughts on “Video grocery haul and a recipe!

  1. Hey Chelia, I loved getting to watch your video!! Believe me, everyone’s awkward their first time in front of (or behind, haha) the camera. You did a great job! I’d love to see more 😄 No matter how many videos I’ve been in over the years, I still get awkward and feel my face get red every. time. It’s very awkward! By the way, that’s so cool that you have a vegetable garden! How long have you been growing it? And which vegetable has been your greatest success? 😊


    • Well to be honest my boyfriend is the real farmer lol I just help sometimes and fall there (there are pictures) but I love it. We’ve had since we moved to this house, last April. I think the most abundant were tomatoes. We got a TON! We ate, gave to friends, coworkers and in the end had to do preserves (there’s a guest post coming about that) because we had so many. Also lots of green peppers. We froze a bunch of stuff. I think we still have two bags of frozen zucchini from last summer. My boyfriend runs a blog about (in Portuguese, sorry) but you can check the pictures. –

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      • That’s really cool! I hope all the new plants you (and Rui, haha) are going to try this year turn out well. 🙂 I’ll have to check out his blog, thanks!
        My mom is going to be growing tomatoes and cucumbers this year. She planted them a couple days ago, and while they sprout, they’re supposed to be kept indoors for a week … and the chosen place for them is my bedroom. lol! I’m excited to watch them grow from seed 🙂


        • It’s so beautiful you finally get to see the plant and then the veggie. It’s special because you were the one planting it so you kind of “made it” Hahaha so your room is also currently a nursery

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          • Yeah! She’s more into gardening than I am, but it’s still cool to watch a tiny little seed grow to the point where it gives you multiple things you can eat! Haha yup; I keep having my little heater on in my room so that it’s a nice temperature for them. lol probably unnecessary, but my room gets chilly in the winter

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