A SAVVY single mum has revealed how to cook a three-course Christmas dinner for just £4.05-a-head – and she's even budgeted for bubbly.
Lynn Beattie, 44, from Knebworth, Hertfordshire, is mum to three boys aged 14, 12 and nine.
She's cooking for six people on Christmas Day and has worked out how to do it for just £24.32 – without sacrificing on turkey or all the trimmings.
Lynn knows all too well that Christmas dinner is laced with pressure and expense.
"She says: "Yes, in the past I have spent a small fortune on a huge turkey (from the butchers) with ready prepared vegetables in oven ready trays.
"But not this year. I am determined to do Christmas dinner on a budget, and I have set that budget at £25.
"I've even squeezed in a bottle of Prosecco and orange juice for that – so the kids can have OJ and the adults Mimosa.
A 2020 survey by Moneysupermarket found half of Brits planned to spend between £5 and £20 a head on Christmas lunch, while a third would fork out between £30 and £60.
Here's how Lynn kept costs staggeringly low with Aldi bargains…
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