A couple of weeks ago, I attended a session through work called 'Christmas Cooking On A Budget'.
It did not go accordingly, as the Tutor who usually runs the Cooking On A Budget session had not purchased the ingredients and there seemed to have been an overspend by the organiser. I did not want to embarrass the organiser, so did not get round to asking the Tutor in private what the cost of Christmas Cooking On A Budget should have been for up to 12 people. Regardless, it made for an interesting day. It got me to reflect on how lucky I presently am to have a home, able to buy things I want and food I want to indulge in. However, I share with you a Link to a website called Family Lives and their article on Christmas On A Budget with some tips that may be helpful in the future if you have to Cook On A Budget.
This was my vegan Christmas On A Budget plate, yet to be smothered in gravy.
Roasted potatoes and parsnips. A tip that was shared was to soak the potatoes in water in advance of roasting to remove the starch.
Steamed carrots and peas. There were also Brussels sprouts which were frozen, so there was no need to prepare them.
For the meat-eaters there was chicken (not shown) in place of Turkey as the more affordable alternative; and for the non-meat eaters there was supermarket brand Nut Roast. Also some stuffing balls.
Here are all the plates with roasted vegetables minus the roasted chicken.
For afters there was traditional Christmas Pudding, but no one had any as every one was well stuffed. I hope you all had a good Christmas.