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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 19th Dec 18, 9:13 AM
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    Januarys Bring Your Lunch To Work
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    • 19th Dec 18, 9:13 AM
    Januarys Bring Your Lunch To Work 19th Dec 18 at 9:13 AM
    Welcome to Januarys bring your lunch to work, hopefully Spring is just around the corner

    Feel free to post what you're having/planning/eating for lunch as this may give others a idea of what to make and I'm always up for inspiration.

    There are 23 working days up for grabs, if you are unfortunate to be working New Years Day.

    Let me know if you want to join in and I'll add you to the list on the next post.

    Happy New Year and here's to a frugal 2019.

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to join in the challenge.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 15-01-2019 at 4:07 PM.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    Savings for Christmas £150.23/£500
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    • awinterstale
    • By awinterstale 11th Jan 19, 8:33 AM
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    Today’s lunch.. chicken salad rolls and a little mince pie. Contemplating whether to have some granola for breakfast that has been lurking in my desk drawer with a June 2018 expiry date on it...!
    TOTAL DEBT @ 01.01.19. = £30,103.94

    #52 Pay Debt by Xmas 19 - £433.12/£13,000 ; 2019 Annual GC - £116.03/£3000; #3 The 365 day penny challenge £86.38/£667.35
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 11th Jan 19, 8:41 AM
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    Contemplating whether to have some granola for breakfast that has been lurking in my desk drawer with a June 2018 expiry date on it...!
    Originally posted by awinterstale
    It may taste ok....let me know
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 11th Jan 19, 8:44 AM
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    Morning,

    Some really great lunches this week, love the variety.

    Salad for me, but I will need to buy some salad cream to go with it and I have a mince pie too

    Not counting buying the salad cream as I usually have some in the fridge at work but forgot they bin what is in the fridge at Christmas, if you don't take it home.

    Have a great day x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    Mar LTW 6/18 - Mar NSD 0/5
    PAYDBX 2019 #041 PD £2020.33/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £150.23/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
    • Saver.The.Taste
    • By Saver.The.Taste 11th Jan 19, 9:03 AM
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    Had a lovely bacon and chicken mozzarella pasta bake leftover from the previous night, day off today and running out of stuff to use up so today might have to be the first big shop of the year!
    February Bring Your Lunch to Work - 5/16
    February No Spend Days - 8/17
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    • awinterstale
    • By awinterstale 11th Jan 19, 9:09 AM
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    Granola tasted absolutely fine, so thatís good enough for me!!!
    TOTAL DEBT @ 01.01.19. = £30,103.94

    #52 Pay Debt by Xmas 19 - £433.12/£13,000 ; 2019 Annual GC - £116.03/£3000; #3 The 365 day penny challenge £86.38/£667.35
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 11th Jan 19, 9:12 AM
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    Day 8 - Lentil dhal soup today.

    I've not tried this one before, so I'm hoping it's nice!!
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 11th Jan 19, 1:34 PM
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    DigForVictory
    Some really great lunches this week, love the variety.
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Sorry, but I'm eating Stew for the third day on the trot.
    Making this work takes planning, &, I didn't.
    I just like stew.

    Um, 5/18 anyway.

    Next week working in 3 different offices & teaching on 2 days so wondering if bringing bread & cheese from the breakfast buffet will work. (I'm guessing not... Will shamble Tupperware to breakfast & see if inspiration strikes.)
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 11th Jan 19, 4:40 PM
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    Day 8 - Lentil dhal soup today.

    I've not tried this one before, so I'm hoping it's nice!!
    Originally posted by abbe89
    It was not nice.
    • In_Debt_Bet
    • By In_Debt_Bet 11th Jan 19, 7:28 PM
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    Day 7 done, peanut butter sandwich wasn’t very exciting but it filled a gap and it was a lot cheaper than anything I’d have bought at work. Soup maker will be out again this weekend, this thread is really inspiring me, have a fab weekend everyone xx :-)
    Worrying won't stop bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.
    • taskey
    • By taskey 11th Jan 19, 7:34 PM
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    Day 5 done for me

    Yesterday egg mayo bread rolls
    Today chicken soup and bread rolls
    SPC 2019 #40 - £2 savers club 2019 #5 - £0.50p savers club 2019 #4 - Feb LTW #4

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    CC2 0% 1/1/19 £2948.01 1/2/19 £2859.50 1/3/19 £2787.99
    • Shortie
    • By Shortie 11th Jan 19, 8:11 PM
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    Shortie
    Day 5 done for me
    Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone
    • rubyrose3435
    • By rubyrose3435 11th Jan 19, 9:30 PM
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    So sorry I haven't checked in at all, 2019 has started a little crazy. Have kept on track though and took my lunch in everyday I have worked, which is near on a miracle for me. So 8 days in for me
    • juliejukes
    • By juliejukes 11th Jan 19, 9:47 PM
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    5/19. First full week of work done and lunches from home all week. This thread is keeping me going and probably saved me about £15 already
    • funfairprincess
    • By funfairprincess 12th Jan 19, 2:02 AM
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    Managed day 7 with weetabix for tea break, homemade soup for lunch and a piece of my aunties fruit loaf.
    I'm not a muggle...I'm just magically challenged
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    2/19
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    • liuhutOz
    • By liuhutOz 12th Jan 19, 5:34 AM
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    Day 8 - I took my tune, sweetcorn and mayo rolls with me to work, but had ate them by 10am. At lunch time a friends comes into my office and asks if I fancy sharing a plate with them. On the plus side I socialised and only spent half what I usually would. Need to ensure I take enough food with me, or not have it within reaching distance!
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    • cookie02
    • By cookie02 12th Jan 19, 8:42 AM
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    Day 8/16 completed yesterday. I'm making more soup to freeze as I've used up most of the ones that I froze before and during Christmas. Still trying to decide what to make. Probably another batch of tomato and I might try something with celeriac too since I have both lurking in the fridge... That should give me enough lunches for the rest of Jan . hope everyone's having a good weekend
    Bring Your Lunch to Work - March #010 - 3/14
    Save 12k in 2019 #73 - £3060/30000
    • Mum.Wife.Me.
    • By Mum.Wife.Me. 12th Jan 19, 9:03 AM
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    Mum.Wife.Me.
    Number 30 here! I've taken lunch the last 2 days. Wednesday I only work half day so just took some fruit and yogurt to keep me going until I got home and yesterday I took some rice and fish, with a yogurt and fruit for after. xx
    Going into 2019 owing £27, 789.94
    £83.50 / £27, 789.94
    Paying off debt so we can buy our forever home
    • Saver.The.Taste
    • By Saver.The.Taste 12th Jan 19, 7:56 PM
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    Day 8 and a homemade Paella for today, working tomorrow so hopefully should be another one, but short on ideas, going to reread this thread for more ideas!
    February Bring Your Lunch to Work - 5/16
    February No Spend Days - 8/17
    February Grocery Challenge £66.41/£110
    Make £2019 in 2019 NUMBER 57 - £232.32/£2019
    Save 12k in 2019 NUMBER 64 - £589.05/£7500
    • Example79
    • By Example79 12th Jan 19, 10:11 PM
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    #13 here. Happy to report 5/5 lunches taken for my first week back. A mixture of pasta, left over curry and chicken and mayo salad. 5/19 complete
    Pay all your debts off by Xmas 2019 #37 £119.95 / £2500 4.79% paid
    £2 saver #24 - £4 saved
    365 penny challenge 2019 #16 - £26.05 / £667.95 (3.9%)
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #8 £55.80 / £250 (22.3%)
    • Saver.The.Taste
    • By Saver.The.Taste 13th Jan 19, 7:54 PM
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    Number 9 and a very lovely tuna and sweetcorn pasta bake, back onto nights for a bit now so this will be the big test
    February Bring Your Lunch to Work - 5/16
    February No Spend Days - 8/17
    February Grocery Challenge £66.41/£110
    Make £2019 in 2019 NUMBER 57 - £232.32/£2019
    Save 12k in 2019 NUMBER 64 - £589.05/£7500
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