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Christmas on a budget

Christmas on a budget

Oh Come All Ye Hungry

Pudding amazing Christmas food on your fork shouldn’t mean forking out a small fortune. Here are five of our favourite tips for how a Thermomix can help you save money this Christmas, without sacrificing on great taste and good festive fun.

 

Make a budget and stick to it

You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful Christmas feast. Make your meal (and your dollar) go further by sticking to just one cut of meat and bulk up your feast with tasty and less expensive sides like rice salad, roast potatoes and homemade bread rolls.

 

Click here to download our festive feast for under $50 – it’s so impressive even Ebezener Scrooge wouldn’t turn his nose up.

 

Make a list and check it twice

Whether you’re naughty or nice, Christmas is a time of excess – be it food, alcohol, carols, gravy or glitter.  If you’re a chronic over-caterer, it can be easy to overestimate how much food you'll need at Christmas, only to end up throwing some away or eating leftovers for days. Use our online recipe platform Cookidoo to plan a moreish menu and create your shopping list all in one go!

Tip: Shop online to help avoid those extra in-store impulse buys.

 

Make it from scratch

Shortbread, fruit mince pies, puddings and pavlovas – these are the things that make Christmas fell oh-so-Christmassy, but they all add up! Luckily it’s easy to whip up these items from scratch with a little help from your smart, connected Thermomix (your very own Christmas elf). Can you see how your Thermomix is already starting to pay for itself?

Red and green Christmas shortbread

Fruit mince pies

Steamed chocolate and prune puddings

  

Get thrifty with stocking stuffers even the Grinch would love

Ho-ho-hold spending money on throwaway items that are bad for your wallet and the environment and fill your stockings with homemade gifts jam-packed with sentimental value.

Salted caramels (so easy, your Thermomix will do all the work for you)

Gingerbread biscuits

$250 chocolate chunk cookies

 

Homemade with love

The best gifts are made with love.

From teachers, to neighbours, to your secret Santa and host thankyou gifts, sometimes it can seem like your Christmas gift list is as big as Santa’s!

Australians are expected to each spend an estimated $464 on presents this year! That’s enough to make Rudolph’s nose glow red. But you can cut your gift expenses down by switching from store-bought to homemade presents. After all, we all know the best gifts are homemade with love.

Search ‘gift’ on Cookidoo for over 300 recipe ideas!