At Lidl, we’re Big on everything the season can throw at us. We'll be treated to the natural delights and colours of autumn soon, and with that comes the cooler weather, longer evenings and thus a hint of uncertainty during the seasonal change. But don't you worry, we've got a few tips that will help out so you can be well prepared to embrace the conkers!
Go big on changing with the season
It's not quite cold enough for the parka jackets and woolly gloves, but it's probably a good idea to bring your long sleeved clothing back into the rotation. We're talking long sleeved T's or just a light cardigan. On cooler nights also consider a light scarf. They can do wonders for blocking out the soft breeze.
If there are items of clothing you definitely won't be wearing, it's a great idea to store them away till next year. You can also store away your light blankets, as the 4 tog summer blankets are going to be less and less effective as the nights get colder. If you're looking to store things away and tog up your blankets, make sure to pop into Lidl as you'll be able to find under-bed storage (with wheels!) and Silent Night 10.5 tog blankets in store right now.
Go big on early risers, getting the jackets out and pork & chorizo casserole
There's nothing quite like a crispy, golden, melt-in-the-mouth croissant to start the morning. Or if you want to spoil yourself, consider a deliciously gooey pain au chocolate or a sticky and sweet cinnamon roll. All of these are just perfect with a morning tea to start a chilly day. And on those joyfully unexpected sunny days, a breakfast of greek yoghurt paired with honey and fresh blueberries goes down a treat!
How about a lovely jacket potato with beans to get through that lunchtime slump on a windy day? Or if you're braving the weather and venturing out, a delicious hot soup can make all the difference to a chilly walk.
As the nights draw in, what better way to enjoy those long autumn evenings than with a hearty meal! Check out our recipe of the month from @JustJoy, a tasty and filling pork and chorizo casserole to keep your tummy both full and warm!
Of course the unpredictable weather of autumn can be a culinary blessing. When else do you get the chance to alternate between fresh salads or light stir fries on warmer days, while snuggling up with a delicious curry or some wholesome roast chicken and root vegetables when the temperature drops?
Lidl has all these tasty essentials and more to ensure you can create delicious and healthy meals whatever the weather!
Go big on plan B for your weekends
So there have been murmurings that we'll likely be enjoying an Indian summer this year in the UK. That's great news of course, but if there's one thing we all know from living in the UK, it's that the weather here is predictably unpredictable.
Consider some of the below essentials for any weather surprises:
1) A raincoat and wellies - Don't let the rain spoil your day or your nice shoes! Even if it gets wet and muddy, you won't feel like you're at the mercy of nature. Feeling protected from the elements will give you peace of mind to go on enjoying your family outing.
2) Insulated bottles are an absolute must - They'll work for hot days and cold days all the same, as whatever you put in there will retain its temperature for many hours! Ice cold water for the warmer days, and a nice hot tea for the cold walks.
3) LED torch - As the days get shorter, you might find the darkness has crept up on you rather suddenly! Avoid any silly little accidents and save your phone battery for essential things by investing in a torch so you can find your way home without any surprises.
We hope these quick tips help you to prepare for the months ahead. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lidl's upcoming offers if you're interested in picking up any of the above items.
Enjoy the autumn!