Christmas Tip #2 - Cut the gift list

Christmas time can be a daunting and sometimes stressful time when you copious amounts of gifts to buy for family and friends. It's hard to think of what to get people, it's tough on the wallet and the shops can be a real nightmare!

For friends why not get together for a nice meal before Christmas - go somewhere a bit special to mark the occasion.

For families try limiting gifts to children only or do an adult secret santa. Put each name into a bucket and each person draws out one person and they get a gift with a limit of $100 (or whatever limit you like). This is what we do in our family and it works well as we each get a nice gift to open without the huge expense of buying for everybody. 

I hope this helps you to save time and money over the Christmas Season!

This weeks recipe is a nice light summery meal

Parmesan Chicken

  •  1 egg white
  • 5 tbsp finely grated parmesan
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 400g new potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 140g frozen peas
  • good handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, adding the peas for the final 3 mins, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken. Enjoy!