BONFIRE night may be scaled back this year, but there’s still lots of ways to have fun.
Fireworks can be enjoyed by families from their yards and gardens, and we can all scan the socially distanced skies which will be ablaze with colour.
It may be different from other years, but it can still be fun.
There is no need to miss out on the treats we love at this time of year, with great deals on food and drink.
And there are tasty recipes to try from Morrisons.com.
Best bonfire bargains
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE: Morrisons Hellfire Chilli Sausages are £2.65 or buy two packs for £4.
APPLY BONFIRE NIGHT: Morrisons toffee apples and chocolate apples are down from 65p to 49p each.
MEATY DEAL: Make Guy Fawkes a date night with the Co-op’s British steak dinner for £4, saving up to £3.50 when buying the steak and chips individually. A vegan option is also available.
SLOWLY DOES IT: Slow cook a British brisket joint from Morrisons, down from £8.50 to £5.65 a kilo.
HOG THE LOT: The Co-op’s Irresistible Hog Roast Burger is £2.75 for two. Perfect in a floury roll.
ON THE CASE: Get a six-bottle case of one variety of wine for £30 at Morrisons. Six varieties are on offer, including Yellow Tail Shiraz, £7 when bought individually. The offer is not available in Scotland or Wales.
MULL IT OVER: Get ready for a winter of warming drinks with The Gourmet Mulling Syrup from Lakeland – enough to add zing to six bottles of wine, £6.99 for 500ml.
WINE – NOT!: Keep a clear head with Sainsbury’s non-alcoholic Merry Berry Mulled Punch, £2.50 for 750ml.
GUY FAWKES’ CHOC: Warm the whole family with Sainsbury’s Orange Hot Chocolate, £2 for 350g.
BEER CHEER: Buy a big pack of selected wines and ciders at Morrisons for £9.99 including 20 x 284ml Stella Artois. Not available in Scotland or Wales.
SLICE OF FUN: Enjoy two pizzas, two sides and three dips for just £10, feeding a family of four for only £2.50 each in Tesco’s The Pizza Company meal deal.
GET YOUR JACKET: Morrisons British baking potatoes are reduced from 45p to 39p for a pack of four.
More banger for your buck
WITH big displays fizzling out this year, sales of garden fireworks have, er, rocketed.
- Grab a pack of family-friendly sparklers, ten per pack, from Morrisons for £1.
- For a fiery finale, Tesco has a Multi-Shot Cake for £30, or two for £40.
- Morrisons 30-piece Demon Display box of fireworks is £20 or go large with 40-piece Viper box for £35.
- Tesco’s Box of Tricks Selection Box is £6 or buy three for £15.
- The TNT Ready Steady Go Fireworks 14-piece selection box from Aldi is a low-noise, family-friendly option for younger children.
Follow the safety code
STAY safe and follow the code from The British Fireworks Association:
- Do not buy fireworks from unlicensed retailers.
- Only buy fireworks that comply with safety standards.
- Always keep fireworks in a closed box.
- Take them out one at a time and close the box.
- Never put fireworks in your pocket.
- Let your neighbours know you will be having a display, especially if they are elderly or they have pets or children.
- Avoid setting fireworks off late at night.
- Ensure your pets are safe.
- Carefully follow the instructions on each firework.
- Never go back to a lit firework.
- Light fireworks one at a time, at the end of the fuse, and at arm’s length.
- Light sparklers one at a time and wear suitable gloves, even when lighting them.
- Never give sparklers to a child under the age of five.
- Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.
Sticky honey sausages
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Pack of six pork sausages
- 40g honey or golden syrup
- 40g wholegrain mustard
- 20g sugar
- 10ml vinegar
- Add the sugar and water to a pan and heat to dissolve the sugar.
- Once dissolved, add the mustard, honey and vinegar and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for two to three minutes until nice and sticky.
- Cook the sausages and add the mustard syrup to the pan. Cook for a further couple of minutes.
- Serve with bread buns or as they are with fried onions.
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Sticky toffee apple pudding
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
- 130g dates, stoned and finely chopped
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- 175g sunflower spread
- 150g demerara sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 175g self-raising flour
- 300g cooking apples, peeled, cored and grated
- 150g soft brown sugar
- 100ml single cream
- Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Lightly oil six 200 to 225ml individual pudding tins or ramekins.
- Place the dates in a bowl with the bicarbonate of soda, coffee and 175ml of boiling water and leave to stand.
- Cream together 75g of the sunflower spread and demerara sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Then add the eggs one at a time, beating well.
- Sift in the flour and fold in with the apple. Drain dates and fold in.
- Divide the mixture between the prepared tins, put in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.
- While the puddings are cooking, make the toffee sauce by heating 100g spread and the soft brown sugar and cream together gently in a pan over a low heat.
- Stir constantly, until the sugar crystals dissolve and you have a smooth sauce.
- Serve the sauce drizzled on top or on the side.
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