What I Ate This Week – April School Holidays, part 1

Since it’s school holidays, it was way too hectic on Wednesday to do a What I Ate Wednesday post, so instead I thought I’d share a few local finds that I’ve enjoyed this week with a special Saturday post. =)

First, I tried this Patissez doughie a few weeks ago and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. So we did an obligatory trip to Patissez for doughnuts and/or Freak Shakes for the family. It’s peanut butter and jam – the peanut butter is a peanut butter creme patisserie that is soooo glorious and the jam – well, it’s housemade blackberry jam and it is to die for. I’m now on a mad hunt for blackberry jam to try making these PB&J cupcakes that have been on my hit list for years!

And then there’s this awesome dinner we had last night – Florey takeaway burgers and sweet potato chips with a couple local pale ales from Capital Brewing Co and BentSpoke Brewing Co that Aaron and I shared. I thought the flavor was more developed in the BentSpoke beer so it’s the one I preferred. Aaron thought the Capital Brewing Co version was better.

I love the burgers from Florey takeaway – they are definitely beef, not mystery meat with a bunch of flavorings to disguise it. And the fact that they sell sweet potato chips and it’s all so reasonably priced, it has been a game changer for us. We had been years between eating takeaway burgers, but now we might go get this meal once every couple months when it’s a Friday night and we don’t feel like cooking. I usually only eat half the burger if we get sweet potato chips, but it never goes to waste with my 2 older boys and Aaron around to happily finish it off.

So there you have it – a few shout outs to some local treasures. If you find yourself in Canberra, be sure to try ’em!