Now that the summer is coming and we are starting to get warmer days, everyone is keen to get out of the house and start enjoying the sunshine. However one of the problems is that when you go out, you normally end up spending a small fortune on door and drink, and as we all know, money is tight for everyone at the minute. This does not mean that you can not go out though. Here are 3 options which will create great meals for you all to enjoy while you are out and about.
Why not create your lunch at home, then package it all up into a convenient hamper that you can take with you? Some sandwiches or small snacks such as pork pie’s, pasties or sausage rolls? A few snacks and nibbles and a bottle or two of your favourite drink? This will not cost you any more than it would if you stayed at home for dinner, however it will give you the freedom to eat wherever you want.
Obviously, certain foods will not be suitable, while others will require you to take a cool pack to keep the food cold and others may need you to pack some tableware and cutlery with you as well.
You could always take a disposable BBQ with you and have a BBQ while you are out. You could either take the meat for the BBQ with you or purchase it while you are out, which would save you having to keep it cool until its ready to cook. Obviously you would need to allow time for the food to cook, but this could help to make the meal into a part of the day, rather than just fitting food in between the rest of the activities.
If you do decide to eat out at a restaurant, you can at least try and make it as cheap as possible. Many restaurants have discount vouchers on their website, or for following them on Twitter or Facebook. This could be anything up to buy one get one free, so can save you a lot of money. Another tip is to try and limit the amount of drinks that you have at the restaurant, as this is usually the most expensive part of the meal. Have a drink before you go into the restaurant and ensure that you have one ready for when you leave.
Hay Hampers provide a range of high quality gift hampers for a range of occasions, ranging from birthdays through to Christmas. They also offer a wide range of wine through Vintners Selection. You can find news and discounts for Hay Hampers by following them on twitter, @HayHampers.
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