A few weeks ago, I got a letter from a customer who wanted to get me to make a Christmas meal for him.
It was a simple idea: he’d get me a batch of food for Christmas, which I’d then cook for him at home.
It’s something we’ve done before, with the occasional mishap: we’ve even baked a Christmas cake at home, only to find that the ingredients were far too expensive.
So, how did we do it?
A little bit of luck.
We were lucky to find a recipe for making a simple meal at home for £10 a day.
A quick search on the internet showed that we had a few ingredients in stock at the time, so we knew we’d be good to go.
This was a huge step forward for us, but there was one thing we didn’t take into account: I wanted to make the meal as simple as possible.
What I ended up doing is cooking a basic breakfast for myself, which was good, but wasn’t the best way to get the nutrients and health benefits of the vegetables, and also the spices needed for a festive meal.
Luckily, the ingredients I needed were in my kitchen.
A few weeks later, I received another letter from the same customer, who wanted me to do the same thing.
What a great Christmas present!
So that’s how I cooked up a simple Thanksgiving dinner for a family of three for £12 a day, which we did.
That was only the start.
As we were cooking our meal, I had a lot of fun with cooking up an assortment of ingredients and spices, including some I had never tried before.
This time, the meal was made for a party of 3 and a half, so I made a few changes.
Firstly, I made it for dinner, which is a bit more work than a typical Thanksgiving dinner, but it was fun.
I didn’t have to wait until dinner to eat the meal.
Next, I added some of the spices from the other recipes to the recipe.
I’ve never used turmeric before, so this recipe had a bit of a kick to it.
I made some brownies to go with the meal, which are so easy to make, I’m surprised they’re not on the menu at my local supermarket!
Finally, I used a few of the ingredients that were included in the recipe as part of a starter meal.
I added a couple of cloves of garlic and some of those garlic cloves that I had in my garden, which gave it a nice kick.
It was a good dinner for two, and I’m sure my customers will agree with me.
So, there you have it.
The ingredients you need to make your own Thanksgiving meal for a small family of four, or two or three.
You could even make it for a larger family with one person, if you like.
I made mine for $11.25 a day and left it to cook for two days.
I’m pretty sure it’s worth the effort.