I made Christmas dinner for less than £4 with items from Aldi and Asda – trolls call it a crime but it'll save you loads | The Sun

IF the thought of splashing the cash on an epic Christmas Day feast is sending shivers down your spine, fear not, we’ve got just what you need.

With our purses feeling tighter than ever and a huge list of presents and decorations still to buy, there’s no doubt about it that Christmas can often feel quite overwhelming when it comes to our bank balance.

But it doesn’t have to be – as thankfully, savvy shopper Elliot William has figured out a simple way to make a cheap Christmas dinner, for less than £4 for two – yes, you heard that correctly. 

Elliot regularly shares tips and tricks online to help those battle the cost-of-living crisis and in one of his most recent videos, he has revealed the cheap buys you’ll need to nab to make an affordable festive feast.

Posting on social media, Elliot shared how he makes his version of a Christmas dinner, for just £3.91, thanks to cheap buys from Aldi and Asda.

He said: “If you don't want to pay £22 for a turkey and you can't really be bothered with Christmas dinner, I've got just the solution. 

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“First off, buy a bag of frozen potatoes [75p from Asda] and some sliced carrots [45p].

“Then you wanna get some cheap Yorkshire puddings – 46p bargain!

“Then you wanna get a bag of turkey drummers – Bernard Matthews, of course.

“And you may have to lend some gravy, because I'm not paying these prices [£3 for Bisto].”

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Once Elliot got his ingredients, he returned home to make his feast, as he explained: “Stick the roast potatoes in the air fryer for about 25 minutes.

“Preheat your oven and then put the turkey drummers into the oven for 25 minutes.

“Empty your tin of carrots into a pan and warm up for five minutes.

“And then when the turkey drummers are done, stick your Yorkshire puddings in after you've turned the oven off.

“It only takes five minutes and they’ll be cooked – saving you money.

“Put a nice bit of salt on your meal and then get a nice bit of thick gravy and pour it all over your tea."

Elliot then dished up his ‘cost of living crisis Christmas dinner’ – a large plate of Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, turkey drummers and tinned carrots. 

Beaming at this affordable meal, he added: “Add a tin and peas if you want a bit more greenage and there you have it, a nice Christmas dinner for less than £4 for two people.

“It'll save you a fortune not buying a full turkey. 

“And think of all the time you'll save too!

“And remember, turkey is turkey. Bon Appétit and a Merry Christmas!” 

The TikTok clip, which was posted under the username @costoflivingcrisistips, has clearly left many open-mouthed, as at the time of writing, it had quickly amassed a whopping 181,400 views in just three days.

But social media users were left divided at Elliot’s meal  – while some rated it highly, others weren’t keen. 

One person said: “I'm vegetarian however I say 10 out of 10 for this.”

Another added: “I love turkey drummers.”

A third commented: “Love it.”

However, not everyone was impressed with the cheap dinner.

One user penned: “I’m all for saving money but Christmas is 1 day a year. You can’t be tight on Christmas dinner!”

A second chimed in: “I'm not Mr Christmas but this is a crime.” 

Whilst someone else shared: “Rather have beans on toast.”

However, at the same time, someone else wrote: “Supermarkets tend to drop all the fresh veg to 15-20p so it’s not that bad.” 

Meanwhile, another savvy shopper claimed: “Asda a few weeks back had the big jars of beef Bisto for £1.50. Not sure if that offer is still going now though.”

In response, Elliot replied: “Gravy prices are a joke.

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