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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

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What's for Dinner / Tea ?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Vegetable lasagne out of the freezer and in the microwave.
    It was a lot more palatable than I thought it would be.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    I had a Polish mushroom pizza microwaved (and reduced to 34p in Sainsbury's :) ) with a side salad and pickled onions plus home fried potatoes.   Fed us both, followed by a couple of cheese and onion rolls and a couple packets of crisps. 
    Now enjoying a glass of shiraz merlot for a change .....
  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    Fish pie, onion rings and garlic bread.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    My eating is weird at the moment. I’m tending to have one main-ish meal, at any time of day, and then one or two small nibbles or snacks.

    I’ve already had all the food I’m going to eat today. I had homemade carrot and mixed veg soup for lunch, with a few chips, and a raspberry panna cotta, and about half an hour ago I had a huge bag of spinach wilted down in a saucepan to about a fifth of its original size, (because it wouldn’t fit in the fridge under quarantine regulations), and ate that.

    Was that dinner? Dunno.

    Oh, I’ve also had 10 liquorice toffees since lunchtime, and a glass of beer.
    Actually, I might have another glass of beer.

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    MissliMissli Forumite
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    edited 4 May at 3:49PM
    Spicy pasta of some sort. Bunged onion, garlic, pancetta, olives, chilli flakes, cooking red wine, dollop of ketchup instead of puree, and a tin of chopped tomatoes in my slow cooker earlier for it. Usually wouldn't add wine, but only had one tin of tomatoes. Smells nice.
    New forum. New sig. Yes I still need to lose 2 stone! :smiley:
  • rainbowfairydustrainbowfairydust Forumite
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    tonight i have have chicken in a creamy leek sauce, spuds and a massive pile of veggies followed by a home made brownie ( yum) 
    Sleazy wrote: »
    I like RainbowFairyDust .....

    RFD for president .... Ra! Ra! Ra! :j

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