So after some research I decided that the Waitrose £20 deal was going to be the best option for us. It was tremendous value with a choice of starter, main, side dish, pudding, fizz and a small box of chocolates. That is all I bought from Waitrose though, as I went on to do the rest of my shop in Lidls and Morrisons. Going to 3 supermarkets in one morning was a bit of a schelp, but I don't mind as it meant I got the best deals from each shop.
The starter I got from Waitrose we actually had for lunch today with some salad and coleslaw left over from making a lunch for friends yesterday. So that stretched the value even further.
I made my own starter on Saturday with the last of our home grown beetroots. A healthy beetroot hummus, which I have to say was picture perfect in its vibrant hue.
The recipe was quick and easy.
350-400g boiled beetroot
1/4 lemon juiced
4tbsps thick natural yoghurt
3 tsps olive oil
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp cumin seed toasted and crushed
S&P to taste.
Simply blend all ingredients with a hand blender until smooth, then tweak any flavour adjustments.
Served with warm pitta bread it was gorgeous, although I say so myself.
We've had a very busy weekend and are a little bit over tired, (I feel a darkened room may be calling), as we went out on Friday night too. Still all good fun so I'm not complaining.
Friday we went for a light bite and a glass of wine, before going to see a 1965 Dr Who film at our local heritage cinema, Hailsham Pavilion.
It's such a lovely place to go and on Friday they even had a real Dalek to greet us in the auditorium, I gave him a wide berth of course, I'm not silly. The Mister tried to get on the right side of him by offering him some tea, but the Dalek wasn't having any of it. Apparently he'd already eaten, but what or who I wonder?
I saw the film when it came out in 1965, my big brother took me, it was wonderful seeing it again on the big screen.