Stop press. The Co-op* will be selling everything you need for a festive feast for two, and it's just £12. Twelve pounds!
Well, nearly everything. Co-op's Turkey and the Trimmings will be available in-store only from December 19th and includes butter-basted turkey breast wrapped in bacon, along with pigs in blankets, pork, sage and onion stuffing balls, gravy, and cranberry and mulled wine sauce. YUM.
You'll obviously need to buy veggies separately for a truly festive feast, but what a genius idea. And it's easy-peasy to prepare, too. You just bung all the trays in the oven and Bob's your Uncle; you'll have a Christmas dinner fit for a king and his plus-one.
Chronicle Live reports:
Co-op’s Director of “delicious” food, Breige Donaghy, says; “One or two people households account for almost one in four of the Co-op’s shoppers and research shows they want an easy and simple Christmas dinner. It means shoppers can spend more time together with loved ones instead of prepping for hours in the kitchen and it avoids waste and excess cost.”
What a genius idea for those living alone or who don't have extended family members to visit for Christmas – cooking Christmas dinner if there's only one or two of you at home can seem like a serious waste of time, but this takes all the hassle out of Christmas dinner prep and means anyone and everyone can enjoy turkey and all the trimmings without going to great effort or expense.
Brilliant. I'm tempted to buy one of these myself! I wonder if the husband would even notice?
We'd love to hear what you think of this idea. Would you buy a Co-op Turkey and Trimmings box for a friend or neighbour who might otherwise miss out on Christmas dinner?
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