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Christmas Dinner on a Budget

Dec 15, 2017

Hi there, future King’s students!

It’s coming around to that time of year where all things are festive and everyone is starting to bust out the Christmas sweaters and super soft onesies. This year for Christmas, you may have been the chosen one to make some good food for some good people and have no idea where to start. You want to wow them with your amazing cooking skills but also want to make food with ingredients at a reasonable price, am I correct? If that's the case, don’t stress out, because I have given you FIVE tips on ways you can be strategic with your grocery shopping and easy recipes to help get you started!

Tip #1:

  • Scrap up how much you can afford to spend. Plan the event around your budget, not the other way around!

Tip #2:

  • Evaluate how many people will be coming for dinner.

Tip #3:

  • Find out what materials you need to make, what you want to make, and if you don’t have those materials, find people you can borrow from! (This can go for ingredients too).

Tip #4:

  • Find cheaper alternatives to old favorites, and if you can replace something for something else at a cheaper price and it will still work, do it and don’t think too hard about it!

Tip #5:

  • This is super important! Keep yourself in check every time, especially when shopping for groceries. Get what you need and only what you need.

Dinner recipes

  1. One pot lasagna soup!
  2. Ring around a rolls.

Dessert recipes 

  1. Red velvet Christmas fudge (filled with fudge goodness!!!)
  2. Peppermint bark popcorn (Takes 10 minutes to prepare and tastes minty fresh!) 
  3. Ice cube tray chocolates (Can be a good gift item as well!)

 

Yours truly,

Bianca

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