Saturday, 19 December 2015
Eat well for less
I must confess I love watching Greg and Chris on this BBC programme. I think I'm doing as much as I can to save money on food but I do pick up the odd useful tip here and there. The recurring theme seems to be that people think they don't have the time or skills to cook from scratch and that they'll actually spend more on ingredients if they do. Enter Greg and Chris to prove otherwise.
This week's Christmas special of Eat well for less has caused a bit of a ripple in frugal blogland! The family featured spent £1400 on food for the festive period. So here's my confession. In my previous life I used to spend that amount of money. Over Christmas we hosted the Christmas day meal for the whole family, many of them staying overnight and spending Boxing Day with us too. We would have friends for dinner between Christmas and New Year. We would have drinks and nibbles parties. So we'd easily spend around that amount BUT we could afford it. We chose to splash the cash and share with friends and family.
But as you know from my previous post about unplugging Christmas I wasn't happy with it.
Once again this year I'm using my Nectar points to fund Christmas. I have over £90 worth! That's more than enough to buy the Christmas meal and lots of foodie treats (GF stuff is expensive!!) and buy plenty of things to donate to my local food bank. Win win!!