Ja-NEW-ary 2013 - Take your lunch to work thread

edited 16 January 2013 at 9:46AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • edited 27 January 2013 at 1:32PM
    babes21babes21 Forumite
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    edited 27 January 2013 at 1:32PM
    I only managed 3 days out of 5 last week :mad:. This week I'm aiming for the full 5 days, preparing my lunches every night that so that I'm not tempted. Still 3 days isn't that bad but I aim for the full 5 next week.
  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    3 days out of 5 is great babes - don't be too hard on yourself.

    You can do the 5 days - oh yes you can :dance:

    My younger son has said he will take lunch to school tomorrow - he said something about being able to go out to play earlier then so that will save me a couple of quid since the dinners are £10.40 a week now :eek:
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  • FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    kittiej wrote: »
    Here you are Von - just for you :D

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    I neeeeeeeeeeed one of those signs! I fear though that coupled with my 'stop using my butter' note inside my butter (and the profanity I carved into the surface when someone still did) I might find myself labelled as 'difficult' :rotfl:
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  • edited 27 January 2013 at 1:39PM
    kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    edited 27 January 2013 at 1:39PM
    Yes you might need some coaching and counselling then!

    I can just imagine it " Now FatVonD, you really must make yourself available through your lunch break and we need to talk about your anger issues - you really need to learn to share your butter" :rotfl:

    Editing alert!

    OK for the next thread would you rather it be called

    Feb-YOU-ary 2013 - take your lunch to work thread

    or would you prefer

    Feb-YOU- tastic 2013 - take your lunch to work thread?

    Opinions please even other ideas if you have them :)
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  • hummingbirdhummingbird Forumite
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    Hey! I am so going to join the February thread!

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  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Welcome hummingbird :j hope you have those lunch ideas ready :D
    Sealed pot challenge member number 18 :)
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  • FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    kittiej wrote: »
    Yes you might need some coaching and counselling then!

    I can just imagine it " Now FatVonD, you really must make yourself available through your lunch break and we need to talk about your anger issues - you really need to learn to share your butter" :rotfl:

    It's mine I tells ya (can you tell I'm an only child?) ;)
    kittiej wrote: »
    Feb-YOU-ary 2013 - take your lunch to work thread

    i vote for Feb-YOU-ary!
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
  • kittiej wrote: »

    Feb-YOU-ary 2013 - take your lunch to work thread

    or would you prefer

    Feb-YOU- tastic 2013 - take your lunch to work thread?

    Opinions please even other ideas if you have them :)

    Kittiej, I'm with FatVonD, Feb-YOU-ary.

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  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Thanks both! I'll start a new thread on Wednesday cos it's my day off and I can give it my undivided attention :)

    Is everyone set for next week? Have you got your lunch plans in place? I've got to make sandwiches for myself and the youngest son in a little while. Looks like I'll be having stuffing - yay.
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  • Reading through some posts, having learned lots from MSE I can and do shop/cook frugally, but in new job where we take turns providing staff meals, I find myself going over what I'd normally spend and it's quiches, pizzas etc. Last week bought reduced price square tortillas, froze them and have since used them lots at home and work. Heated through, added various bits red onion, plum tomatoes, shreds serrano ham, bits n pieces cheddar or even cheese triangles, red / yellow peppers - absolutely scrumptious, whether hot, cold, wrapped, sliced, plus very filling. Obv doesn't matter what shape the tortillas are. Filling can be warmed or cold, lends itself to odds and ends and looks appetising and colourful. Some slices of apple finish off nicely. Poorman's pizza lol, there are even some recipes on here for making own tortillas,
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