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AIBU to order food in

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Fri 09-Feb-18 17:57:19

Reasons for:
Husband on a boys trip out of the country, left with the 6 month old
Last thing I wanna do is cook for myself
Biscuits for dinner would surely be as bad/ possibly worse

Reasons against
No home delivery takeaways are that cheap
I have steak and prawns in the fridge that need eating
I haven’t shifted baby weight yet
Will I just feel worse after eating it...grease guilt!

HuskyMcClusky Fri 09-Feb-18 18:00:21

I was going to say YANBU until I got to the steak & prawns bit! Sorry.

GreatDuckCookery Fri 09-Feb-18 18:01:16

Surf and turf wine

Chattette1 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:01:39

If you know you'll feel worse after eating it don't do it.

user1488286290 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:01:47

Oh, absolutely get takeaway. Your husband's trip won't have been cheap (not as cheap as a takeaway anyway) and I doubt he'll be cooking for himself tonight so why should you.

So order away, sod the cost and enjoy it! If it's any consolation, I've just cooked dinner tonight after takeaway every weekend for the last 3 months weeks, so I totally cancel you out wink

TroubledTribble28 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:02:06

Depends on the quality of the takeaway. There's a great Turkish house near me that does a wonderful grilled lamb ... this place needs a dribble emoticon

OnlyFoolsnMothers Fri 09-Feb-18 18:03:45

It would likely be a kebab (chicken shish, salad and chips) or an Indian...(no decent chinese’s round here and not a huge fan of a takeaway pizza)

user1488286290 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:05:20

Indian . . . (I second the dribble emoticon).

Ninoo25 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:05:53

Prawn Bhuna and a plain boiled rice are one of the most diet friendly curries you can go for. Obviously it’s still an unhealthy takeaway, but less so X

Queuejumper Fri 09-Feb-18 18:05:56

Get takeaway and freeze the other stuff.

demirose87 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:10:16

Treat yourself. I'm dying for a takeaway but I need to stay strong as I'm on a diet. Have a kebab for me 😃

BertieBotts Fri 09-Feb-18 18:14:08

Freeze the steak and prawns!

SilverySurfer Fri 09-Feb-18 18:31:12

I'm contemplating ordering fish and chips - go for it OP.

Eliza9917 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:36:11

If you're considering an Indian, YWBVVU not to.

ParkheadParadise Fri 09-Feb-18 18:37:26

Treat yourself. I'm waiting on my Indian takeaway being delivered. Wine in the fridge chilling.

Someoneasdumbasthis Fri 09-Feb-18 18:42:33

seriously, how much effort is it to cook a steak and throw some salad on a plate?

tshirtsuntan Fri 09-Feb-18 18:42:55

Chicken shashlik from the indIan takeaway is fairly diet friendly wink

Buglife Fri 09-Feb-18 18:44:30

I would get a takeaway (problem is you have to order more than you want quite often when alone to get over the limit although that’s easier with Indian/Chinese) but then... steak takes minutes to cook, slice it and whack it in a baguette with some horseradish... mmmmmm

Snowysky20009 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:44:37

I have 4 steaks in the fridge and prawns in the freezer- looking at a takeaway too!

BrutusMcDogface Fri 09-Feb-18 18:48:00

Takeaway!! I love treating myself when dp is away. Feels so decadent but we are worth it!! 😁

BrutusMcDogface Fri 09-Feb-18 18:48:45

seriously, how much effort is it to cook a steak and throw some salad on a plate?

Party pooper.

BigChocFrenzy Fri 09-Feb-18 19:05:05

Even with my low cooking ability, I'd never choose a takeaway over delic surf & turf at home

BigChocFrenzy Fri 09-Feb-18 19:05:51

Stick some chips in the overn to have with the steak & prawns

BertieBotts Fri 09-Feb-18 19:10:14

If you're going to do the steak, fry some onions to go on top with the prawns and then slather the whole thing in garlic/herb butter. If you don't have any garlic/herb butter you can just put a slab of salted butter on top with some finely minced garlic and whatever fresh herbs you have if any. If you feel like mixing the butter with the garlic first, do that. If not just whack it all together!

GlitterUnicornsAndAllThatJazz Fri 09-Feb-18 19:11:56

Surf and turf is a revolting concept.

Get the takeaway but choose the lightest option and no sides.

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