17 December 2015

Three Budget Christmas Dinner Menus.


Over the years we've celebrated Christmas on a budget because we live on a budget. Sometimes that budget has been tighter than others but we've always had a lovely Christmas Dinner, with lots of yummy food and treats. And since we've been back in Melbourne we've always shared our Christmas dinner with family and friends.

I've shared three of my meal plans with Cheapskaters over the years:

Cheapskates $25 Christmas Dinner

Golden roast chicken with bread stuffing
Rosemary and onion baked potatoes
Green beans with almonds
Honey sesame carrots
Cauliflower au gratin

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Christmas pudding with stirred custard
Christmas cake

Cheapskates $50 Christmas Dinner

Onion Dip
Taco Dip
Carrot and Celery Sticks
Shapes- Barbecue, Cheese, Savoury

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Golden Roast Chicken with gravy
Potato Bake 
Honey carrots
Peas and corn. 

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Ice Cream Christmas Pudding with custard and cream 

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Christmas Cake
Royal Puddings

Cheapskates $80 Christmas Dinner

Cranberry glazed roast rolled turkey breast 
Apricot mustard glazed ham
Rosemary and onion baked potatoes 
Green beans with almonds 
Honey sesame carrots 
Cauliflower au gratin 

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Christmas pudding with stirred custard & brandy cream
Raspberry Ice-Cream Mousse with frozen raspberries 

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Christmas cake 
Assorted cheeses & crackers

If you don't believe you can have a yummy and special Christmas dinner for $25, trust me - you can!

You can have a truly wonderful Christmas dinner (with planned leftovers) for $50, and this has been my budget for years. I feed six on this meal plan, and it's always a winner.

And a few times we've really splurged and spent $80 on the food and trimmings for Christmas dinner, adding a little luxury with a stunning glazed ham for those who like it.

So if you are stuck for ideas for Christmas dinner, and are on a budget, have a look at these meal plans. I've included shopping lists and recipes so getting Christmas dinner on the table will be a breeze.

You can get your Cheapskates Christmas Dinner Meal Plans here



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