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 28 January 2013 at 7:00PM
    CandlewickCandlewick Forumite
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    edited 28 January 2013 at 7:00PM
    Well I am a happy bunny tonight as I have reached my 15 day target. :D

    Lunch wasn't too bad - a kind of egg fried rice and the peppers gave it an extra something.

    I have cheese & mushroom quiche tonight so will be saving some for lunch tomorrow. Will dice up some cucumber and tomato and see if I can make some kind of salsa out of it.

    Good luck in reaching your targets this week. :D

    CW

    PS Juno, hope you feel better soon.
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  • Hello Kittiej

    I think out posts crossed in cyberspace.

    Lunch was ok but I'm feeling a bit mushroomed out. Will have to be a little more adventurous with my lunches in Feb. :D It's pasta for me Wednesday - Friday this week because I made a big batch yesterday. May be next time I will leave the mushrooms out!

    CW
    NSD Challenge 2015: Jan 20 / 20 (2 x 5 in-a-row) / Feb 5 / 12 (4 in-a-row) :D

    Lesson learnt from 2012: I cannot be trusted to credit card stooze!

    Barclaycard at 2 / 02 / 2015 [STRIKE]£4,600[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4540[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4250[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4000[/STRIKE] £3250 need to pay it off by 08 / 2015 before mortgage completion
  • I nearly caved into today as I was so bored with my lunch (been living on salads) but I ploughed through it and decided that would be the last salad.

    Popped in my mothers after work and she was making a cottage pie, she put some in a small dish now I have a nice warm cottage pie for lunch tomorrow.

    Starting to think of some more adventurous ideas for Feb.
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  • FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    I had my tomatoes on toast but my bread had gone green so I had to buy another loaf. Usually the bread keeps for ages but this was an organic loaf (which just happened to be cheaper) so God only knows what they put in the normal stuff to make it last so much longer :eek:
    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
  • Just about at the end of January - and I have my credit card bill (last month's which helped prompt the beard and soup diet, was well over £1000). this month... £61! 3 of the entries were £2.50 from Morrison's for those 5 soups and 1 loaf of bread. As a treat I'm just off to Pizza Express (with my 40% off voucher from MSE!)
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    babes21 wrote: »
    Hello everyone,

    Start of the week is going well as yet, I took my lunch into work with me today and I had scrambled egg on toast. Nice and filling for very little effort.

    Yum, I LOVE scrambled eggs on toast, I had it at the weekend as people complained about the smell when I was making it at work!

    More tomatoes on toast for me and I splashed out on [email protected] crumpets for breakfasts but they were 2 packs for £1.30 and I have enough for the rest of this week and 2 days next week stashed in the works freezer.

    I'm sure you'll all be pleased to hear that the butter thief has... bought her own butter :T I saw her using it this morning (unless it was someone else's of course :eek: )
    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
  • FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    Carcluster wrote: »
    Just about at the end of January - and I have my credit card bill (last month's which helped prompt the beard and soup diet, was well over £1000). this month... £61! 3 of the entries were £2.50 from Morrison's for those 5 soups and 1 loaf of bread. As a treat I'm just off to Pizza Express (with my 40% off voucher from MSE!)

    :eek:

    As part of my robbing-Peter-to-pay-Paul (otherwise known as the tax man) jiggerypokery I've put all my spends onto a 0% for purchases credit card this month to free up money in my bank account to pay my tax bill (rather than incur the charge to pay my tax bill with the CC.) It was quite scary seeing how much I've actually spend in a month, definitely a worthwhile exercise :eek:

    Mine included my train ticket, petrol and supermarket shops for all food (at home and work) but it was still more than I thought it'd be :(
    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
  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Hello everyone, hope you're still TLW-ing :cool:

    Hey carcluster well done :T Enjoy the pizza!

    FVonD - you don't half make me chuckle :D thank goodness the butter thief has seen the error of their ways - unless they were being ultra MSE :money:;)

    I took stuffing sandwiches again today and they were delicious - mmmm. I will have to buy more lunch supplies tomorrow due to the boys clearing me out of crisps and cakes and cheese - well pretty much everything I need for lunches! I might take a tripsy on down to Home Bargains to see what they've got.
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  • edited 29 January 2013 at 8:27PM
    CandlewickCandlewick Forumite
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    edited 29 January 2013 at 8:27PM
    FatVonD wrote: »
    I'm sure you'll all be pleased to hear that the butter thief has... bought her own butter :T I saw her using it this morning (unless it was someone else's of course :eek: )

    :D Let's hope there isn't another victim of food theft and the butter thief doesn't strike again!!

    I have a confession to make, I didn't make the salsa so just had quiche with sliced tomato and cucumber, it was too dry and too boring. Thank goodness for my pasta tomorrow which is yummy.

    Enjoy your lunches tomorrow..... I wonder if other people where I work are reading this thread because for the last couple of days the fridge has been packed out with home-made lunches. :D:D

    Kittiej, enjoy your day off tomorrow.

    CW
    NSD Challenge 2015: Jan 20 / 20 (2 x 5 in-a-row) / Feb 5 / 12 (4 in-a-row) :D

    Lesson learnt from 2012: I cannot be trusted to credit card stooze!

    Barclaycard at 2 / 02 / 2015 [STRIKE]£4,600[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4540[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4250[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4000[/STRIKE] £3250 need to pay it off by 08 / 2015 before mortgage completion
  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Enjoy your lunches tomorrow..... I wonder if other people where I work are reading this thread because for the last couple of days the fridge has been packed out with home-made lunches. :D:D

    Well this LTW thing is catching on!
    Sealed pot challenge member number 18 :)
    Karma - the consequences of ones acts.
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