DOESNT time fly? The festive party season is almost upon us.
Whenever you host a gathering with friends, party snacks are essential.
Cater for more and spend less with these quick and cheap canape suggestions.
ROLL-UP, ROLL-UP: Ham and cream cheese roll-ups are quick, cheap and easy.
Pick up a 1.49 pack of Lidl ham and 1.19 pack of cream cheese, spread the cheese onto the ham, cut the roll into slices and serve.
BAGEL BITES: Get a five-pack of Tesco own-brand bagels for 95p, toast and then cut each one into smaller segments.
Spread a little Tesco Creamfields cream cheese, 85p, on to the segments and top with Asda smoked salmon trimmings 1.90. Any leftover bagels are ideal for breakfast.
EGGS-CELLENT & EASY: Devilled eggs are the retro snack having a revival. Get 15 eggs for 1.49 at Aldi, hard boil, slice in half lengthways and scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
Add a spoon of Aldi Bramwells mayo, 79p, a teaspoon of English mustard, 45p, and a sprinkle of paprika, 59p, before piping (use a sandwich bag with the corner cut off for this) into the well where the yoke was.
SPUDS AWAY: Roast 1kg of Morrisons baby potatoes (reduced from 1.29 to 99p) and remove from the oven.
Score a cross into the skin and squash slightly, top with grated cheese and add a little chopped cooked bacon, before returning to the oven for a few minutes. This also works with larger potato skins.
CHEAT WITH PRIDE: If time is tight, get a great deal on party food at Tesco.
Buy three packs of treats such as halloumi fries, tempura prawns or mini eclairs for 6 with a Clubcard, usually around 3 each.
Meanwhile Iceland has also pulled out the stops. Pick up duck samosas, mini eclairs, breaded French Camembert rounds and apple pie bites as part of their three-for-a-fiver party pack deals.
Deal of the day
WARM up around the Landmann stars and moons fire pit, was 179.99, now 90. See landmann.co.uk
COSY up in clothes that smell of Winter Warmth, the new limited-edition fabric conditioner from Comfort, on sale at B&M for 1.99 for 1.16L.
COOL down with the Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Repair dry shampoo, 18 at loveamika.co.uk or try new Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver revitalising dry shampoo, 3.99 at Amazon.co.uk.
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