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Monday, 8 July 2013

Money Supermarket's Big Night In

A short while ago I contacted Money Supermarket about taking part in their home improvement challenge which I was woefully a smidge too late on. But, because they're really lovely people they asked me to take part in the next competition to design a fab night in for under £50! Being the total night-in lover that I am I just couldn't refuse. It's so easy to spend a fortune on a night out. A trip to the cinema and simple dinner will take a hefty chunk from your bank balance nowadays and that's just for two people. When you want to involve family it becomes absolutely extortionate.

Here's how I decided to spend £50 on a night in for the lovely people in my life:


I decided to make my all time favourite dish, enchiladas (a delicious mexican classic with chicken, cheese, and spicy tomato sauce baked inside tortilla wraps) and garnish it with some tasty grown up sides. Since we're non-drinkers I picked up some sparkling juices which went down a storm and are so much cheaper than cocktails!


 Even my Grandma who swears by the simple meat and two veg rule for every dinner tried an enchilada and I now have a potential Mexican cuisine convert! How adorable is she?  Every day is a night in for her so it's so nice to see her smiling and enjoying time with us like this.


For dessert I set up a mini ice cream cone factory with flakes, sauces and sprinkles which my brother adored. I went for a vanilla ice cream waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles, raspberry sauce and flake. Things were melting so quickly I was only able to get this one quick snap. But yum, so, so good.


We rounded off the evening by watching Despicable Me. Who else can't wait for the sequel?

A big thank you to MoneySupermarket.com for letting me take part! How would you spend your perfect evening?

Lauren

19 comments:

  1. Isn't your grandma the cutest?

    I watched Despicable Me 2 the other day, it was soooo good! Highly recommend it :)

    xx

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    1. she really is!
      awesome, I'm really looking forward to watching it :D x

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  2. This sounds like a lovely night. Your grandma is such a cutie. One of my grannies is a total wild one when it comes to trying food and the other one won't try anything. I really need to see Despicable Me!
    Hayley
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    1. it was :) so nice to do something together. Aha! My boyfriends nans are the same :P You should! It's a lot of fun :) x

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  3. Oh my gosh, your grandma is ADORABLE! So glad you were able to do this and have a wonderful night in (I'm a homebody myself); looks like a lot of fun. I still have to see Despicable Me!! I always thought it looked like a cute show but just never got around to seeing it... hopefully I will sometime soon! :)

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    1. I know! Bless her she's gorgeous. Hopefully! the sequels out now too :) x

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  4. I love to have nice nights in :) My boyfriend and I make a nice dinner almost once a month... steak, baked potato, salad, and it's so much cheaper than going to a restaurant.

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    1. mmm that sounds so good! I love just chilling out at home too :) x

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  5. This looks like a perfect night in!
    Your Grandma is the cutest! My nan is the same insisting on a meat and two veg dinner!
    Hehe :)
    x

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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    1. It was so nice :)!
      awh she is haha :) x

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  6. Awwww your Grandma is absolutely gorgeous. You are so kind to have shared your money with the people you love. A standing ovation to you, if I could.
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    1. I think so too! :) awh thats such a lovely thing to say :) thank you xx

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    2. she certainly is :) thats such a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much :) x

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  7. That looks lovely!
    I watched Despicable Me 2 the other day and it's so funny!
    Your granny is so adorable!
    xx

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    1. yay can't wait!
      haha I'll have to tell her how much everyone loves her! Thank you :) x

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  8. I love your grandma, she is so adorable! Those enchiladas look so so yummy!

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  9. this post is so lovely :) and that ice cream looks amazing haha!

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  10. oh my god that look yum :)

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  11. Ahh, your grandma is so adorable!

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