Reviewed by Lucy Gwilliam
Christmas for me is one of the most expensive times of years. I get paid my November wage and blow it knowing that it’s only 3 weeks until the next payday. Then when my December wages comes, that is blown on sale shopping. That is why I feel it is really important to save money wherever possible and at Aldi it is extremely easy to eat healthily and save the pennies.
Christmas is about spending time with family. My mum pays for and cooks our Christmas dinner every year. Therefore, this year I decided to use my Aldi £70 voucher to see if I could pay for Christmas dinner, as well as catering for a little Christmas Eve party for all of the children in our street and feeding my own family for the week.
I saved my vouchers until the Tuesday before Christmas, spending it at the Aldi local to my mum and dad in Swinton, Manchester. There was an amazing selection of fresh fruit and veg along with a great variety of meat. We made sure we stocked up on the Aldi super 6, which was fantastic for the Christmas season. It consisted of Maris piper potatoes, carrots, sprouts plus many more all for 39p each. We filled our trolley with all of the goodies we needed for Christmas dinner and the rest of the week and were off home.
For Christmas Eve I was hosting a party in my garden with a giant inflatable grotto. I had invited 7 children in addition to my own two monkeys around for crafts, buffet and a Santa visit (lucky me got to dress up as Santa). I found it every easy to find delicious buffet food from Aldi. I gave the children jam sandwiches, bakewell and angel cake slices, mini yogurts, string cheese, crisps and party ring biscuits. This went down a treat and all servings were polished off.
My Christmas dinner was amazing. We had bought a whole chicken and a beef joint for the meats, an abundant of veg including green beans, broccoli, carrots and sweet corn and the 39p Maris Piper spuds. My mum had also added sausage meat and bacon to the shopping trolley so she could make her famous pigs in blankets (my favourite Christmas treat). We had also bought a delicious raspberry roulade for dessert; this was gone in a few seconds!
Throughout the week we ate many healthy meals such as chicken pasta dishes, spaghetti Bolognese and chicken curry. I love to cook and enjoy eating fresh meals from scratch. I am absolutely loving being a part of this review and being able to eat so healthily from such a wide range of fresh produce which is sold at Aldi. I would definitely recommend shopping at Aldi and have converted most of my friends and family. They are amazed at how much I can buy from my £70 vouchers and are keen to be a part of the amazing savings that can be had at Aldi.
Why not visit your local Aldi this week and see if you can feed your family for £70 without compromising on quality. To find your nearest Aldi store visit www.aldi.co.uk.