My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Dinner Ideas ...

... Get the Best for the Best Price!

Choosing to cook a Christmas dinner for you and your family can be a very stressful choice and one that you’ll surely regret straight after agreeing to it. You’ll think back to all the past Christmas dinners you've made and wonder why you've decided to put yourself through that again and why you didn't just suggest that you all went out for Christmas dinner instead. But, this year, it doesn't have to be that way - you can make your Christmas dinner stress free – and without breaking the bank too.


Opting to buy your Christmas turkey from somewhere such as Sainsbury's will often see the festive bird sold with suggestions and directions on how to cook it – perfect for those worried about ruining this crucial component. Sainsbury's offer recipe cards to help guide you through the process and there may even be some new taste suggestions for those wanting to try something new. This means you have guidance with this tricky and daunting task and, because it’s from the supermarket, you know it will be good quality meat sold at a good price.


When buying vegetables, go early to ensure you get the pick of the crop. This means getting to the supermarket first thing in the morning when you will be able to select the best vegetables as soon as they’re put out on display.


With regards to things such as stuffing, sausages and anything else that can be frozen, you may be better off getting it early to avoid disappointment. This means you are guaranteed to get whatever you want, meaning you don’t have to compromise and won’t have to worry about prices going up either.


When you’re planning your Christmas dinner, remember to look around before you buy. Find out where deals are being offered to ensure you get the best ingredients you can for a price that you can afford to pay.

Remember that the whole experience doesn't have to be stressful and that preparation is key. If you’re prepared, your dinner is bound to go perfectly and you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities without the usual stress associated with cooking the roast. Make a plan of when you need to start cooking everything on the day and, if you really want to get a head start, then prepare some of the accompaniments such as the gravy the day before. These can be stored in the fridge or freezer and then re-heated on the day – giving you one less thing to worry about.

We hope, above all else, that you all have a happy, safe and stress free Christmas and enjoy your time with those closest to you ...

... And TUCK IN!!!!!

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