GREEN, MONEY-SAVING TIPS
Always write down what you have in the freezer to make planning easier
If you can’t make things yourself buy one thing at a time
Have a budget for fresh items and buy them a week before Christmas Day
Buy canned and packet items bit by bit in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day rather than at the last minute
Ask friends and family to contribute with items they already have at home
Make sure nothing goes to waste: ‘‘If you’re going to eat fish or meat you have to respect it, you have to make the most out of it,’’ Julie Craig says.