Christmas Cooking On A Budget

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Create a festive feast without splashing a load of cash

So, you’re hosting Christmas lunch or dinner for family and friends? Or wanting to whip up some festive treats but don’t want it to cost a small fortune in fancy ingredients? With a little planning, imagination and creativity, you can amaze your family and guests and create some yummy Christmas food that won’t blow your budget. So get planning, and get ready to hit the kitchen – then eat and enjoy!

Planning is the key!

There’s so many wonderful dishes and delights on offer at this time of year, it can be hard to know where to start.

  • We’ll provide you with lots of ideas and inspiration here, and remember to check out our handy Christmas on a budget guide for some hot tips to save you cash and stress.
  • It’s also a good idea to take a look at what key ingredients are on special at your supermarket, and save a load of cash by planning your Christmas cooking around these.
  • It’s all about taking advantage of what’s cheap, easy – and of course delicious!
  • Don’t forget to make room in the fridge for all of that festive fare! In the weeks leading up to Christmas, eat up everything already in your fridge and freezer. This saves time and money on grocery shopping, avoids waste and frees up precious space for all of your Christmas food without needing to throw anything away!

Don’t make Christmas harder than it needs to be

Remember to save room for dessert!

Kids in the kitchen

Get into the Christmas spirit and keep the kids entertained these holidays by creating some Christmas treats together. It’s a great way for the kids to practice skills like following a recipe, measuring and weighing, as well as exercising their creativity.

Thrifty ways with Christmas leftovers

Christmas food is the gift that usually keeps on giving for a few days afterwards! Here’s some ideas for those Christmas leftovers.

You’ll find lots more Christmas leftovers recipes here, here and here!