Save on your Christmas booze shop and get inspired by Mrs Crunch's tasty recipes

EAT well this winter and make lockdown meal-times more interesting.

Instead of falling back on the usual family favourites, try some tasty deals on salmon, lamb and fantastic fresh veg.

As well as shaking up your shopping list, get inspired by the recipes from

And bag early-bird brownie points by making a start on your Christmas booze shop.

Bottle bargains

CALLE d’oro Prosecco is down from £9.99 to £7.49 at Waitrose.

English sparkler Nyetimber Classic Cuvée is £14.99, reduced from £19.99, at Waitrose.

Think pink with rosé Prosecco – a fairly new addition to British shelves – from Lidl, £6.49.

The Co-op has Trivento Malbec, a good value festive red, reduced from £8 to £6.50 (or £5.50 for Co-op members).

A litre bottle of Jack Daniel’s is down from £32 to £17.95 at Morrisons in England, and £20 in Scotland and Wales until Sunday (maximum three bottles per customer).

Get two bottles of selected wines for £10 at Iceland, including Elands Bay Pinotage, £5.95 for one.

Get a six-bottle case of wine at Morrisons for £30. The offer includes Campo Viejo Rioja, £8.25 for a single bottle, and Barefoot Zinfandel, £6.75.

Morrisons has big reductions on selected spirits, with Gordon’s gin and Smirnoff vodka now £15.99 each for a litre bottle, down from £20.50.

The Famous Grouse whisky is also £15.99, down from £20.

Irish Cream liqueur is down £4 to £8 at M&S.

Gavi del Comune di Gavi white wine is reduced from £12 to £10 at M&S.

Get a big pack of selected beers for £9.99 at Morrisons, including 12 x 330ml Corona Extra, were£12.50, excluding Scotland and Wales.

Snap up your salmon and lamb

What a haul: Morrisons Market Street salmon fillets, 220g, are £4 or buy three for £10.

Great Scot: Waitrose Scottish prime fillet of salmon, 500g, is down from £12 to £8 until Tuesday.

Apple buy: Sainsbury’s apple and cider smoked salmon, 100g, is down from £3.75 to £3.25.

Side order: Bag a whole salmon side, 600g, from Lidl, with a selection of flavoured butters, for £9.99.

Take the cake: Save £1.20 when you buy two packs of Morrisons The Best salmon and cod fishcakes, £2.60 or two for £4.

Freezer filler: Stock up on fish with three for £10 at Iceland including four boneless wild pink salmon fillets, 480g, £4.

Ready-prepped: Enjoy Morrisons slow-cooked lamb shoulder with mint and balsamic glaze, 360g, serves two, £4 or two for £7.

Slow cook: Waitrose has two Welsh lamb leg shanks, approximately 900g, down from £10.80 to £8.10.

Give it a roast: Save almost £4 on a whole shoulder of British lamb from Waitrose, around 1.73kg, down from £15.55 to £11.66.

Chop chop: Save £1.50 on Sainsbury’s lamb chops, down to £3.75.

Shepherd’s delight: Cook up a traditional potato-topped pie with lamb mince down to £3.75 from £4.25 at Sainsbury’s.

Easy does it: Have all the work done for you with Tesco lamb tagine and couscous, £3.50 or two for £6.

Market street tip

Frying fish?

Try cooking in “half and half” butter and oil.

The oil stops the butter burning and the butter adds flavour.

Best of the veg bargains

BROCCOLI: Down from 57p to 49p a head at Morrisons.

SQUASH: Butternut squash is reduced by 50p to £1 per kilo at Sainsbury’s.

MUSHROOMS: Save 20p on Sainsbury’s closed cup mushrooms, now 75p.

CARROTS: Save 20p a kilo at Waitrose, now 50p.

POTATOES: Get a 2.5kg bag of Morrisons Wonky Potatoes for just £1.

CABBAGE: Savoy is down from 65p to 49p at Morrisons.

Creamy salmon and potato bake

Serves six

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes


  • 800g red skin potatoes
  • 200g crème fraîche
  • 1 lemon, grated zest and juice
  • 4 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 800g salmon, skinned and cubed
  • 100g spinach leaves
  • 1 drizzle olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  2. Thinly slice the potatoes, approximately 2mm thick, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the crème fraîche, grated lemon zest and juice and chopped dill.
  4. Mix well and season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Create an even layer of cubed salmon on top of the potatoes.
  6. Season with pepper and scatter over the spinach leaves.
  7. Carefully arrange the remaining sliced potato.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-55 minutes or until golden brown.

Lamb hotpot and roast savoy wedges

Serves six

Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 2 hrs 5 mins


  • 700g lamb neck fillet
  • 2 onions
  • 300g carrots
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 pack fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 bunch spring onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1 savoy cabbage
  • 500g potatoes
  • 25g flour


  1. Peel and slice the potatoes into slices 2-3mm thick.
  2. Then, chop onion and cut the carrots into chunks.
  3. Slice the neck fillet into approximately 10mm slices.
  4. Next, season and brown the neck fillet slices in a little oil and transfer to a casserole dish.
  5. Mix in the onion, carrot, a quarter of the potato slices, stock (crumbled), thyme, Worcestershire sauce and flour.
  6. Add water to a level halfway up the casserole dish.
  7. Arrange the rest of the sliced potatoes, overlapping, on the top. Add seasoning between each layer and dot with butter.
  8. Cover the dish and place in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes. Then, drop to 165C for 80 minutes.
  9. Remove the cover from the dish. If necessary, gently press the potatoes down and bake for a further 20 minutes until golden.
  10. Cut the cabbage into small wedges removing the outer leaves, then blanch in boiling water for four to five minutes.
  11. Remove the cabbage from the water and sprinkle with oil and thyme.
  12. Season and place on a baking tray for 20 minutes at 180C.
  13. Finely chop spring onion, mint and coriander. Mix well and season to taste.
  14. Serve the hotpot with the savoy wedges, and garnish with the chopped onion, mint and coriander.

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