A budget student christmas dinner! #blogmasday15

Hey guys!
As a student I know once you get nearer to Christmas time you realise that most of your loan has disappeared and that you are left with limited money especially if there are bills due! Yet everybody wants to have a Christmas meal with their housemates to celebrate before heading off your separate ways for a month! Well although my housemates didn't do this this year I've worked out a way for a house of 5 to get everything (+all the trimmings) for under £5 each! (This includes a cheeky bucks fizz).

So here is my shopping list I have used Tesco to do this because this is just where I always shop!

1. TURKEYYYY (The most important factor) £5

I just chose the "Tesco Butter Basted Turkey Joint (640g)" now I know this says feeds 4-6 but if you wanted to splurged an extra pound each you could get a lot of turkey as these are 2 for £10 at the moment! This is also very handy and I used these last year you literally heat the oven stick it in and take if out when it says too, everything is done for you!

2. Bacon £2.55

Okay so I love the crispy bacon that is always put over the turkey at christmas so I added to my cart "Smoked Thick Cut Back Bacon (300g)" this also keeps all the moisture in to make the turkey just that little bit more tasty!

3. Yorkshire Puddings 49p

I just got "Everyday Value 15 Yorkshire Puddings (230g)" being a student but they are still edible, obviously you could make your own like I normally do but I find when you are cooking for a lot of people it is just easier to buy them already made. 

4. Cocktail Sausages £1

Can't go without some little cocktail sausages! I just added "Tesco Frozen 26 Pork cocktail sausages (390g)" but you can get the pre cooked/ready made ones so you don't have to cook these.

5. Parsnips 67p

I just got 3 loose as I don't like them but they are great to roast and make the roast!

6. Sprouts £1

These are pre peeled so you just have to boil! I hate them but people that like them do exist so most people still make them!

7. Broccoli £1

I love broccoli when it's cooked properly and especially with Mint sauce, this was just a normal cheap broccoli. 

8. Carrots 45p

Honey roasted carrots are the best thing in the world and they taste so good. This is for 5 carrots.

9. Potatoes £2.25

The best bit of any roast! Roast Spuds, now I love Maris Pipers so I've chosen a bag of these to get because it is well known they are the best roasting potato! 

10. Cranberry sauce 50p

This goes really well with Turkey and I have never actually tried it so I think there might be a first this christmas!

11. Gravy £1.25

I've just chosen standard gravy granules but I normally add the juices of the meat after it's roasted to give the gravy a lot more flavour! 

12. Stuffing 40p

I could eat sage and onion stuffing until the cows come home! I love the stuff! This is just the basic tesco one but I could still eat it all day! 

13. Mince Pies £1

I don't like Mince Pies but I like making them, this is just a nice after dinner sweet thing to eat while sitting down watching a christmas movie!

14. Bucks Fizz £1.99

Lastly that bottle of Bucks Fizz just to make it seem slightly posh :P

ALL OF THIS IS ONLY £3.91 EACH FOR A HOUSE OF 5!! NOW THAT'S A BARGIN!

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TheMadOrange: A budget student christmas dinner! #blogmasday15

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A budget student christmas dinner! #blogmasday15

Hey guys!
As a student I know once you get nearer to Christmas time you realise that most of your loan has disappeared and that you are left with limited money especially if there are bills due! Yet everybody wants to have a Christmas meal with their housemates to celebrate before heading off your separate ways for a month! Well although my housemates didn't do this this year I've worked out a way for a house of 5 to get everything (+all the trimmings) for under £5 each! (This includes a cheeky bucks fizz).

So here is my shopping list I have used Tesco to do this because this is just where I always shop!

1. TURKEYYYY (The most important factor) £5

I just chose the "Tesco Butter Basted Turkey Joint (640g)" now I know this says feeds 4-6 but if you wanted to splurged an extra pound each you could get a lot of turkey as these are 2 for £10 at the moment! This is also very handy and I used these last year you literally heat the oven stick it in and take if out when it says too, everything is done for you!

2. Bacon £2.55

Okay so I love the crispy bacon that is always put over the turkey at christmas so I added to my cart "Smoked Thick Cut Back Bacon (300g)" this also keeps all the moisture in to make the turkey just that little bit more tasty!

3. Yorkshire Puddings 49p

I just got "Everyday Value 15 Yorkshire Puddings (230g)" being a student but they are still edible, obviously you could make your own like I normally do but I find when you are cooking for a lot of people it is just easier to buy them already made. 

4. Cocktail Sausages £1

Can't go without some little cocktail sausages! I just added "Tesco Frozen 26 Pork cocktail sausages (390g)" but you can get the pre cooked/ready made ones so you don't have to cook these.

5. Parsnips 67p

I just got 3 loose as I don't like them but they are great to roast and make the roast!

6. Sprouts £1

These are pre peeled so you just have to boil! I hate them but people that like them do exist so most people still make them!

7. Broccoli £1

I love broccoli when it's cooked properly and especially with Mint sauce, this was just a normal cheap broccoli. 

8. Carrots 45p

Honey roasted carrots are the best thing in the world and they taste so good. This is for 5 carrots.

9. Potatoes £2.25

The best bit of any roast! Roast Spuds, now I love Maris Pipers so I've chosen a bag of these to get because it is well known they are the best roasting potato! 

10. Cranberry sauce 50p

This goes really well with Turkey and I have never actually tried it so I think there might be a first this christmas!

11. Gravy £1.25

I've just chosen standard gravy granules but I normally add the juices of the meat after it's roasted to give the gravy a lot more flavour! 

12. Stuffing 40p

I could eat sage and onion stuffing until the cows come home! I love the stuff! This is just the basic tesco one but I could still eat it all day! 

13. Mince Pies £1

I don't like Mince Pies but I like making them, this is just a nice after dinner sweet thing to eat while sitting down watching a christmas movie!

14. Bucks Fizz £1.99

Lastly that bottle of Bucks Fizz just to make it seem slightly posh :P

ALL OF THIS IS ONLY £3.91 EACH FOR A HOUSE OF 5!! NOW THAT'S A BARGIN!

Keep Smiling!



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