For most of us, Christmas is about family tradition. Granny’s pudding, mum’s cakes, and your aunt’s amazing ham. Recipes passed down through families take on legendary reputation. They are what you look forward to eating when the family gets together because they are full of nostalgia and childhood. These days there are so many amazing Christmas recipes available, but some people just want the traditional, simple dishes from their childhood. So, I have five recipes passed down through my family, or my friends’, to share with you. What’s better is that a lot of the ingredients I use for these dishes are basics you can buy for an affordable price at Woolworths, which will be sure to keep your Christmas budget in check! You can reminisce over the old favourites and start your own family traditions. I hope you love them as much as I do.
As a family of five, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the cost of our weekly shop, without resorting to living off beans and rice. Over 20 years of parenting I’ve picked up some tips and tricks, so I thought I’d share them with you! Our weekly shopping bill for two adults, two teenagers, a kid, and a cat is usually around $200 a week.
Here are my 12 ways to reduce your grocery bill and how I get my Woolies worth…
This post is in collaboration with Crock-Pot
So, I have a confession to make. I am a slow cooker virgin. Yep, that’s right! I know there are whole Facebook groups dedicated to slow cooking and the devotees of the slow cooker, but I’ve never, ever tried them. I don’t even cook quick, let alone slowly. So, when Crock-Pot invited me to try their brand-new Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker, I was hesitantly interested. I mean, what do these things actually do?
After the Easter weekend, you can guarantee that you’ll have a whole lot of food left over. There will be hot cross buns, chocolate, probably some cheese and crackers, some lunch leftovers and so on. So, what do you do with all these Easter leftovers? I’ve taken some inspiration from Woolworths Savers to come up with some ways to use them!
This post is in collaboration with Woolworths
Hot cross buns are one of the highlights of Easter (along with all the chocolate of course!) but there’s more than one way to eat a hot cross bun! These days there are so many yummy varieties available but my favourite is the brioche style ones from Woolworths.
Rainbow cupcakes are a favourite in our house (in fact Tully wants to colour everything we bake rainbow- from the pancakes to the Yorkshire puddings!). They are great for parties or even just for fun!
Are you struggling to think of crunch and sip ideas every day? Are your kids getting bored of the same old cut up apple or mandarin? The morning rush can be bad enough without trying to think of new things to make every day. Here are ten fresh, new ideas for you to help mix things up!
We have partnered with Woolworths to help you use up your Christmas leftovers
There is so much food at Christmas! Despite every year swearing that next year will be different we always end up with so many leftovers. This year we hosted 22 people for Christmas lunch- and we still have SO.MUCH.FOOD!
Did you know that, in Australia, we throw out $8-10 billion worth of food every year? Christmas is when we all eat (and throw out) the most food, so, what do we do with all these leftovers? Woolworths Food Savers is all about helping us reduce waste and make the most out of the food we buy. Here are 5 ways you can use your Christmas leftovers and make it the meal that keeps on giving!
We have collaborated with Woolworths to create these desserts
Who else is feeling tired and stressed about Christmas and it’s not even here yet? My to-do list is a mile long- I need to finish kindy class and teacher presents, buy the last Christmas presents, prepare the house for hosting Christmas Day for 22 people, plan the shopping lists and so, so much more.
My job at Christmas is the desserts, and with everything going on this year, plus working up until the end of the week, I’m going to fake it instead of making it with a little help from some Woolworths Christmas desserts and some extra ingredients. I’ve pulled together some Christmas favourites that will only take you a few minutes to prepare, but no one will know you didn’t make them yourself!