Last Friday marked the end of first term, and that meant that it was also Christmas Day in our household. We hosted for 11 people (I say we, I was only in charge of desserts), spent hardly any money and still had a really great evening.
How, you ask? Well…
|Head Chef Hannah|
We did our entire food shop in Aldi, which meant that we fed 11 people (and could probably have done a couple more) for just £33 – we put in £3 each and enjoyed the cheapest Christmas ever!
Our food included turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, parsnips, cauliflower cheese (there was a long and vicious debate about whether this could be included in a Christmas meal, but it managed to worm it’s way in eventually), carrots, runner beans, broccoli and, of course, brussel sprouts. So, as you can tell, no-one was ever going to go hungry!
Using my trusted chocolate brownie recipe, I provided dessert, which we enjoyed halfway through a game of Articulate (which was then abandoned as everyone fell into all-cosuming food comas). These taste AMAZING when heated up in the microwave and are also perfect if you have more than just a few people to cook for.
We managed an inexpensive, festive, delicious and fun Christmas night in with friends and, if you’re a student like me, I hope this helps you to do the same!