DOESN’T time fly? The festive party season is almost upon us.
Whenever you host a gathering with friends, party snacks are essential.
Cater for more and spend less with these quick and cheap canape suggestions.
ROLL-UP, ROLL-UP: Ham and cream cheese roll-ups are quick, cheap and easy.
Pick up a £1.49 pack of Lidl ham and £1.19 pack of cream cheese, spread the cheese onto the ham, cut the roll into slices and serve.
BAGEL BITES: Get a five-pack of Tesco own-brand bagels for 95p, toast and then cut each one into smaller segments.
Spread a little Tesco Creamfields cream cheese, 85p, on to the segments and top with Asda smoked salmon trimmings £1.90. Any leftover bagels are ideal for breakfast.
EGGS-CELLENT & EASY: Devilled eggs are the retro snack having a revival. Get 15 eggs for £1.49 at Aldi, hard boil, slice in half lengthways and scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
Add a spoon of Aldi Bramwells mayo, 79p, a teaspoon of English mustard, 45p, and a sprinkle of paprika, 59p, before piping (use a sandwich bag with the corner cut off for this) into the well where the yoke was.
SPUDS AWAY: Roast 1kg of Morrisons baby potatoes (reduced from £1.29 to 99p) and remove from the oven.
Score a cross into the skin and squash slightly, top with grated cheese and add a little chopped cooked bacon, before returning to the oven for a few minutes. This also works with larger potato skins.
CHEAT WITH PRIDE: If time is tight, get a great deal on party food at Tesco.
Buy three packs of treats such as halloumi fries, tempura prawns or mini eclairs for £6 with a Clubcard, usually around £3 each.
Meanwhile Iceland has also pulled out the stops. Pick up duck samosas, mini eclairs, breaded French Camembert rounds and apple pie bites as part of their three-for-a-fiver party pack deals.
Deal of the day
WARM up around the Landmann stars and moons fire pit, was £179.99, now £90. See landmann.co.uk
COSY up in clothes that smell of Winter Warmth, the new limited-edition fabric conditioner from Comfort, on sale at B&M for £1.99 for 1.16L.
PRE-ORDER these stunning Aldi.co.uk champagne coupes from today. A four-pack is £12.99 and they are likely to sell out.
COOL down with the Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Repair dry shampoo, £18 at loveamika.co.uk or try new Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver revitalising dry shampoo, £3.99 at Amazon.co.uk.
Leah’s little helper
SWIPE your My Morrisons card this week as members get two chocolate confectionery tubs for £6 instead of £4 each. Stock up now.
The Christmas Collector scheme has launched too, see mymorrisons.com.
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