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Feeding the family at Christmas is extra savey when you shop at PAK’nSAVE – just ask Kathrine Lynch from Busy Happy Kids. With Kathrine’s tips and some smart shopping for New Zealand’s lowest prices at PAK’nSAVE, you can serve up a traditional Christmas dinner for eight people, for just $160.

“If you’re smart about how you spend your Christmas food budget; get organised early; plan your menu and do as much preparation as you can in advance, you can entertain on Christmas Day and still have time to relax with friends and family” says Kathrine.

Dinner tips
  1. The lamb can be cooked on a hooded BBQ or replaced with lamb steaks.
  2. The lamb can be stuffed and rolled if preferred – this looks impressive when sliced.
  3. Slice the lamb thinly and turn into a salad - place on a bed of rocket, add cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cucumber and serve with a yogurt dressing or avocado and garlic dressing.
  4. Replace the frozen beans for fresh beans when they are in season.

See the shopping list below.

Christmas Dinner Shopping List
  • Pams Frozen Green Beans (750g) $2.79
  • Pams Pine Nuts (70g) $3.79
  • Pams Sliced Almonds (70g) $2.49
  • Pams Salad Baby Lettuce (100g) $3.49
  • Cranberries Loose (0.117kg) $1.98
  • Eta Italian Dressing $2.69
  • Avocado x2 $1.98
  • Lemons x1 $0.82
  • Herbs Italian Parsley Pot $2.75
  • Value French Vanilla Ice Cream $3.79
  • Anchor Cream Cheese (250g) $3.39
  • Pams Cream 300ml $2.37
  • Anchor Butter (500g) $5.99
  • Pams Boysenberries (425g can) $3.19
  • Fresh 'n Fruity Berry Yoghurt (1kg) $3.99
  • Value Choc Chip Fudge Cookie (325g) $1.98
  • McKenzies Gelatine (100g) $3.49
  • Vine Tomatoes x8 $4.87
  • Greggs Rosemary (20g) $1.99
  • Herbs Chive Pot $2.75
  • Lamb Forequarter Rolled Roast $22.49
  • Eta Avocado/Garlic Dressing $2.69
  • Greggs Moroccan Seasoning (38g) $3.49
  • Wilcox Perlas Potatoes (1.5kg) $8.99
  • Garlic (0.025kg) $0.70
  • Herbs Mint Pot $2.75
  • Champagne Leg Ham $46.76
  • Maple Syrup $3.50
  • Pams Wholegrain Mustard (200g) $2.45
  • Keri Orange Juice 1L $2.49

Total $156.89*

*Prices are reflective of shopping on 14/11/2017 at Mill Street PAK'nSAVE. Pricing may differ depending on store and date of shop.