Whether it’s crisp and white where you are, or just grey and damp, we’ve all the inspiration you need to make your festive shop stretch that little bit longer, and save you money into the bargain.
The cost of Christmas quickly racks up, doesn’t it? According to the Centre for Retail Research, the average UK household spent £775 at Christmas 2014, and a whopping £216 of that was spent on food and drink. It’s also a time when many of us think we waste more than usual. So with your help, we’re here to change all that.
We’ve chosen just a few of our seasonal recipe favourites, sweet as well as savoury, to help what’s left in your fridge go even further. Don’t forget you can also find a huge range of other Christmas recipes using the search tool on our recipes page – meanwhile our Christmas blog is bursting with inspiration.
White Stilton and Apricot Toasts
Blended cheeses like White Stilton with Apricots are always popular at Christmas, so combine them with your leftover festive panetonne to make this tasty toasty treat.
Heat Preserving Brussels Sprouts
Suffering from a deluge of seasonal sprouts? Fear not. With this simple guide you can preserve any extras and keep them for up to a year.
Creamy Vegetable Crumble
Gather up all your leftover veg and get ready to crumble. This cheese-infused, crunchy-topped treat is a perfect warmer-upper for long winter nights.
This fabulous mini version of the classic British bubble and squeak is perfect for all those Christmas lunch leftovers – including winter veg like cabbage and mash.
Last Minute Christmas Cake
Think you’ve left it too late to make your cake? Think again. This simple but classy recipe will even help you use up any old tea bags you might have at home...
What’s not to like about the Great British bread sauce – staple of the Christmas dinner table since Medieval times? It’s quick, easy and even uses stale bread...
Turkey Tomato Gratin
Make leftover turkey the star with this Boxing Day treat designed for serving with green veg and crusty bread – perfect for dipping in the sauce!