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Christmas food on a budget



  • Why not set a budget for nibbles and stick to it, everyone in the family could choose their favourite and work round that so you don't go too crazy, which I know is all to easy to do:) good luck
  • TowserTowser Forumite
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    Only meal plan buy for for the days the shops are shut. They will open again so you can buying missing items then.

    I will be buying most things from Iceland including Turkey crown. Anything not used will still be frozen into the New Year.

    Aldi Super six veg or Tescos 39p veg is on.

    Shop the last two hours you can, in a place where the are a few supermarkets that way you can pick up all the reduced stuff go over the road and do the same. I will be doing Aldi and Tesco and M&S. Then meal plan around this when the shops are open again.

    Only buy nibbles for particular people as snacks (I will buy one for each family member) then you know it will get eaten and not wasted. Why buy everything because it is traditional if nobody likes it. My Christmas pudding has been freecycled two years running! Not buying it anymore.
  • There was a programme on this on BBC 1 last night "Eat Well for Less ... at Christmas" - still available on the iPlayer if you want to watch it. Loads of tips for saving money on Christmas food - including ideas for making your own party food and nibbles, and taste tests for Champagne and Cava. Hope this helps.
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