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Is pasta and rocky road squares a bit of a rubbish meal to feedback to a friend for lunch

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user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:18:38

I'm unemployed at the moment so don't have much money.

My friend pops round every Saturday and she has some lunch at mine. All I do is something cheap and simple.

Today I'm making homemade enchiladas and a rocky road tray bake for dessert.

Is this okay do you think?

I don't do anything exciting as it's an informal visit where we just relax and chat over a coffee. I don't invite her for lunch specifically, it's just a case of her calling round to say hi.

She's never complained but I just feel a bit embarrassed as before I lost my job last year I would have done something a bit better.

user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:19:47

Feed not feedback! 😳

Doyouwantabrew Sat 25-Mar-17 10:19:50

Sounds great.

Areyoufree Sat 25-Mar-17 10:20:47

Is this a stealth boast? I'd be over the moon with that lunch!

DoIDareDisturbTheUniverse Sat 25-Mar-17 10:22:47

Sounds lovely smile enchiladas aren't pasta though!

NeonGod73 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:23:01

It's a fine meal, don't worry. She is not in a 5 star restaurant, you are not Gorgon Ramsey and she can't make demands on you.

user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:23:20

I know! I realised once I'd posted. I always think of them as a version of lasagne! 😂

Ollivander84 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:33:16

Can I come? Yum grin

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 25-Mar-17 10:33:33

Enchiladas and home made cake sounds great for lunch. Stop worrying.

user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:34:38

Thanks everyone! 😀

BarbaraofSeville Sat 25-Mar-17 10:35:54

Sounds fine, don't understand why it wouldn't be.

Do you ever go to hers? Unless she is a complete idiot, she will understand that being unemployed will probably mean that you are short of money.

lessworriedaboutthecat Sat 25-Mar-17 10:36:41

Sounds lovely

Allthewaves Sat 25-Mar-17 10:38:27

Your better than me. She get a sandwhich and prob a kit kat grin

user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:38:34

If we go to hers I bring my own lunch.

MorrisZapp Sat 25-Mar-17 10:39:54

Sorry, I'm lost. I'm not unemployed but to me a cheap, simple lunch would be sandwiches, or maybe soup with bread and cheese.

You're making a hot main course and home baking for a casual Saturday lunch and you wonder if it's enough?

Can I ask you an honest question, if you were in well paid work just now what kind of lunch would you like to be offering?

KinkyAfro Sat 25-Mar-17 10:40:08

?????? Why does she not give you lunch at hers?

JoinTheMicrodots Sat 25-Mar-17 10:40:20

If you're unemployed and not swimming in cash, how come she isn't taking it in turns to provide the lunch? Actually, regardless of your financial situation, why is she not bringing food sometimes?

Lunch sounds lovely, btw.

PopCakes Sat 25-Mar-17 10:41:23

Sounds amazing (even if you weren't strapped for cash)! If she comes every week she would hardly be expecting a huge formal meal!

Katedotness1963 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:42:02

It sounds lovely.

PopCakes Sat 25-Mar-17 10:42:13

Also agree with PP if I were her I'd be offering to bring lunch (at least every other week) even if you weren't unemployed.

user1489943514 Sat 25-Mar-17 10:42:35

She has never contributed anything. When I got to hers I either save so I pay half of the takeaway or bring a sandwich along.

I know it's 'unfair' in a sense but I value her as a friend and it's not something worth arguing over.

When I was employed she was getting amazing stuff! No wonder she comes!

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sat 25-Mar-17 10:43:28

Sounds lovely to me too, and she's taking the piss if she never provides lunch! Even if she can't cook, couldn't you agree that she always brings pudding?

Akire Sat 25-Mar-17 10:44:42

I agree a sandwich or soup more than acceptable it's what I would eat for lunch. It's a drop in not a dinner invite. Next time I went to hers I would ask her to feed me (even if she didn't have much money) then you can return the same simple lunch with no pressure, because presably you don't have much spare cash either. Or offer drink say I had a late lunch!

megletthesecond Sat 25-Mar-17 10:45:59

Now I want rocky road envy.

bignamechangeroonie Sat 25-Mar-17 10:47:30

I've got plenty of money and a good job and I'd be offering soup and a sarnie grin

You're dead posh love grin

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