A Christmas Banquet Menu for 8 People Under $100!

A Christmas Banquet Menu for 8 People Under $100!

A delicious Christmas Lunch Menu for 8 people under $100!

This post is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Woolworths.

At Stay at Home Mum we are famous for our $50 Menu Plans. We have the $50 Weekly Shop and have done a Frugal Christmas Menu every year since we started for just $50.  But this year, we thought we’d do something a bit different.

There are so many delicious and decadent foods out there (and it is Christmas) – so we thought we would challenge ourselves to set a menu for eight people – as decadent as possible – for $100.00.

And decadent it is!  Here’s what we came up with!

Entree and Nibbles – Allowance $25.00:

It is surprising just how much food $25 allows.  Now I love a hot nibble – because cheese and meats (unless you are buying a platter) – take time.  With these delicious morsels, you just throw them on an oven tray and 15 minutes or so later – your entree is done.  Pair them with a few dipping sauces, keep it simple with tomato sauce, sweet chilli and even mayonnaise! Even you have sauces already in the pantry (and most of us already do) – your entree will come in at only $25.00!

Total: $20.00

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Main Course – Allowance $55.00:

The traditional ‘rule of thumb’ is to allow 200 grams of meat per person.  But it is Christmas – and to be generous – we are going to allow 250 grams per person.

Total: $57.39


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Christmas Desserts (Allowance of $20 for 8 People):

Grab one of the delicious Christmas Cakes from Woolworths – they are priced from $20 – $30. I chose the Custard and Cherry Trifle Cake – and it serves 20 – so there will be plenty of leftovers to eat when the guests have gone home!

Total: $20.00

Grand Total of Meal: $97.39A Christmas Lunch Menu for 8 People Under $100!


Enjoy and have a schmancy Christmas meal!

A Christmas Lunch Menu for 8 People Under $100!

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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