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thesebootsaremadeforwalkin Sat 16-Jan-21 17:19:19

I'm pretty low on money at the moment and as such I'm trying to keep all spending to an absolute minimum. I've written out a budget and am trying my very best to stick to it.

But. I've made a mistake! Last time I did a big food shop I pre prepped and batch cooked everything so I have about 3 weeks worth of meals in the freezer ready to go. Even prepped all my veggies so they would last longer in the freezer. Unfortunately though I forgot to leave anything out for dinner tonight so I have nothing out except 2 pieces of bread, some cuppa soups and some cheap instant noodles 😭

Wibu to cut into my food budget and get a takeaway for tonight? I can stretch it to 2 meals to make it better value for money 😁

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Arabella2020 Sat 16-Jan-21 17:20:06

Go for it! Enjoy!

FippertyGibbett Sat 16-Jan-21 17:20:52

You can either defrost something or go and buy something cheaper from the shop. Be strong !

catlovingdoctor Sat 16-Jan-21 17:21:18

Absolutely YANBU! You need to eat food you enjoy- life is all about small pleasures right now. Expanding it to cover two meals will absolutely lessen the initial cost.

AnyTimeSoon Sat 16-Jan-21 17:21:41

Well done for getting 3 weeks of food batch cooked and prepped! I would say you well deserve a takeout. Enjoy 😊

AngelonTopoftheTree Sat 16-Jan-21 17:22:00

Treat yourself! You sound super organised!!!

katy1213 Sat 16-Jan-21 17:22:17

Anything you can cook from frozen?

Tier10 Sat 16-Jan-21 17:25:46

How about just get some chips and buy some eggs? It seems a shame to spend a lot on a takeaway after all your hard work and budgeting.

thesebootsaremadeforwalkin Sat 16-Jan-21 17:26:08

Unfortunately everything is pre portioned into plastic tubs so I can't cook anything from frozen (eg, in the oven) and I don't have a microwave or anything to do a quick defrost. I could kick myself!

I could go to the shop..but it's cold and dark and I really don't want to..😂

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Tier10 Sat 16-Jan-21 17:30:38

Order a cheapish takeaway and enjoy it.

DimidDavilby Sat 16-Jan-21 17:30:44

Run it under the tap.

shinynewapple2021 Sat 16-Jan-21 17:33:47

You wouldn't be unreasonable, no.

But it depends on how much you need to save money, and whether you'll be cross with yourself afterwards .

Only you know that.

lockeddownandcrazy Sat 16-Jan-21 17:44:37

Go for it!

TillyTopper Sat 16-Jan-21 17:45:14

It really depends on much badly you need to save money. If you can afford it though definitely for for it!

HotCupOfNo Sat 16-Jan-21 17:45:46

Kebab is the cheapest takeaway round here so I get one of those if we're skint

pepsicolagirl Sat 16-Jan-21 17:47:05

Sounds like you have made your decision - go for it!

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sat 16-Jan-21 17:47:53

DimidDavilby

Run it under the tap.

That'll make the chips soggy!!

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Jan-21 17:48:03

I would put the tub in hot water until you can tip the contents into a saucepan.

In your situation, I’d want to save the money for a takeaway I’d enjoy and not be kicking myself for not defrosting something. If money really is that tight, there must be a way to get something ready from the freezer if you really wanted to.

Up to you though.

ApocalypseBiscuits Sat 16-Jan-21 17:48:49

thesebootsaremadeforwalkin

I'm pretty low on money at the moment and as such I'm trying to keep all spending to an absolute minimum. I've written out a budget and am trying my very best to stick to it.

But. I've made a mistake! Last time I did a big food shop I pre prepped and batch cooked everything so I have about 3 weeks worth of meals in the freezer ready to go. Even prepped all my veggies so they would last longer in the freezer. Unfortunately though I forgot to leave anything out for dinner tonight so I have nothing out except 2 pieces of bread, some cuppa soups and some cheap instant noodles 😭

Wibu to cut into my food budget and get a takeaway for tonight? I can stretch it to 2 meals to make it better value for money 😁

If you get a single portion of curry you can easily make it stretch to two meals (like you say) especially if you cook up your own rice. We're v. skint at the moment but do this very occasionally. Honestly you've done so well with your prepping and batch cooking I'd get one, stretch it out for 2 days and enjoy it.

thesebootsaremadeforwalkin Sat 16-Jan-21 17:49:15

I do need to save money but I'm also only buying for me from the local place so I can keep the cost low, if I split it into two it's not too bad per portion. Plus I get to keep the tub and they're really good for future meal prep 😁

I actually ran out before as I managed to make so many meals. The freezer is completely full so I really need to start eating it from tomorrow!

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Elouera Sat 16-Jan-21 17:49:27

Do you have any frozen veg you could add to the noodles to bulk it out a bit or any other fresh veg, then use the bread and make toast?

Obvioulsy, get a take-away if you want, but I'd personally use that money and save up for a cheap microwave! MUCH cheaper to defrost and heat your frozen meals that way, than using an oven each time!

stillhappytohelp Sat 16-Jan-21 17:51:37

I get a chippy if I want a takeaway but have no money - wouldn’t stretch to fish but a battered sausage or a fish cake is about £1.50 round here. Another £1.20 or so for some chips - less than £3 so I don’t feel guilty about it! smile

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sat 16-Jan-21 17:51:38

Depends how much you NEED to stuck to the budget. If it's the difference between paying a Bill and not, I wouldn't. If it's the difference between saving £100 or £80 then meh!

Only you know the financial consequences & how you'll feel about it afterwards.

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Sat 16-Jan-21 17:53:09

DimidDavilby

Run it under the tap.

Definitely a bonfire pissing comment.
Have a takeaway, you sound supremely organised under normal circumstances and you definitely need a treat.

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sat 16-Jan-21 17:54:01

Would it help if I said I'm diabetic (so low carb to control it without medication) snd a pot noodle & bread sound like heaven!!

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