A Royal Spread for the Princely Sum of a Few Pounds

Posted by Stephanie Forrester | 14/05/2018 | Category: Food

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel on 19 May has been dubbed the ’people’s wedding’ and they have invited charity workers, champions of the community and children to celebrate with them in the grounds of Windsor Castle.  If you’re not lucky enough to watch the event from such a privileged location, you can still enjoy a right royal spread at home with the help of Central England Co-op.

As the happy couple get together with their nearest and dearest (600 invited guests!), why not get together with yours? Watch the televised coverage of the ceremony at noon and then pop open some English Sparkling Wine. The Balfour 1503 Foxwood Cuvee (£16.99) is made from the same grape varieties as champagne and is grown on an estate in Kent which was founded in 1503.

For a classic British treat that’s also emblematic of love, pick up some strawberries for your royal celebration (£2 per punnet). Enjoy them on their own, with a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of double cream or celebrate the union of America and England by whipping up our easy to make strawberry cheesecakes. You can find the recipe here: https://www.centralengland.coop/food/recipes/desserts/strawberry-cheesecakes

For a super easy and delicious dessert to symbolise the union, pick up a Co-op Apple and Strawberry Lattice Pie for just £1 or Co-op Red and Blue Iced Ring Doughnuts (£1 for 4).

Get a taste of America with great pairings at two for £5 of Co-op Mac Cheese with Chilli Beef 400g, Co-op Dirty Fries 330g or Co-op Loaded Potato Skins 240g.

If you’re celebrating with a picnic, we’ve got everything you need for an al fresco banquet. With three for two deals on tubs, dips and small bites, forget sandwiches and create a more imaginative feast with Co-op Feta & Spinach Parcels 116g, Co-op Chicken & Chorizo Empanadas 96g, Co-op Mini Eggs 160g, Co-op Potato Salad 300g or the Co-op Irresistible Maple Bacon & Somerset Cheddar Quiche 400g.

For a sophisticated outdoor celebration with convenience, pop some ready to drink 250ml cans into your hamper. Choose from Pimms No.1, Pimms Blackberry and Elderflower, Gordon’s Cucumber Gin and Tonic and Gordon’s Elderflower Gin and Tonic, all at £3.50 for two.

Enjoy this national celebration with the happy couple, and remember if you always cry at weddings pick up some tissues while you’re in store too!

Keep up-to-date with all of our latest deals at www.centralengland.coop/deals/

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