What’s the secret to making a perfect Christmas roast?
Alright you Scrooges, you blew your loan on cab fares and cheesy chips and it’s the last time you’ll see your flatmates again before Santa comes a’knocking with some Lynx deodorant and a satsuma in your stocking.
If you jive turkeys are keen on whipping up something that you don’t have to close your eyes to eat but is kind to your pocket, I’ve asked some of the few people on campus that use their ovens for something more than for pizza for some tips on making a cheap Christmas meal.
“You don’t need to spend a lot of money on vegetables: roasted with some olive oil it all tastes good, Sainsbury’s value or not.”
“Last year I bought a turkey joint from Iceland. Arguably one of the best expenses I ever bought… they also deliver which is a bonus.”
“Recipe for cheap gravy: hot water, an oxo cube, leftover meat juices. Boom.”
“Add butter to anything. Vegetables taste like s***? Add some butter on top after you’ve cooked them. Mash tastes s***? Add some butter.”
“Do your vegetables in the microwave for more room on the hob to cook other stuff.”
“If you’re vegetarian, nut roasts can be grim so go for a red onion and goat’s cheese tart, they can be £3 or cheaper if you want to make yourself.”
“Buy a BISTO roast microwave meal, couple of quid and you got yourself a full roast, not the best but at least it’s quick and easy.”
“If you’re going to splash out on something, do it on a good pudding because that’s usually the most memorable part of the meal where everyone actually bonds with each other.”