Notices

General Chat General discussion. Want to chat about anything not covered in another forum - This is the place!

View Poll Results: What do you do for evening meals?
I always cook meals 12 42.86%
I tend to order takeaways 3 10.71%
I cook during the week but get takeouts on a Friday/Saturday 12 42.86%
I usually buy frozen foods and eat them throughout the week 0 0%
Other/depends 1 3.57%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2021, 09:28 PM   #1
Redway
Senior Member
 
Redway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7,383


Default Home-cooked meals or takeaways?

What do you normally gravitate towards as far as evening meals are concerned? Do you cook on a regular basis or order takeouts more nights than not?
__________________
Redway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 09:42 PM   #2
AnnieK
Senior Member
 
AnnieK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manchester
Posts: 11,619


Default

I haven't had a take away since the beginning of this pandemic. Never had loads anyway. I am big fake away fan. Its cheaper and healthier and I like cooking.

Only thing I miss is a takeaway pizza
__________________
AnnieK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 09:44 PM   #3
Vanessa
The Italian Job
 
Vanessa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: London
Posts: 94,858

Favourites (more):
CBB18: Stephen Bear
IAC2016: Adam Thomas
Strictly 2016: Danny Mac
X Factor 2016: Matt Terry


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnieK View Post
I haven't had a take away since the beginning of this pandemic. Never had loads anyway. I am big fake away fan. Its cheaper and healthier and I like cooking.

Only thing I miss is a takeaway pizza
I love a takeaway pizza!
__________________
Vanessa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 10:07 PM   #4
UserSince2005
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 5,348

Favourites:
CBB17: Tiffany Pollard
CBB14: Frenchy
BB10: Noirin
Default

We Uber eats most nights. Living in London and having the disposable income we have it’s become a nightly habit.
UserSince2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 11:13 PM   #5
joeysteele
Remembering Kerry
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: with Mystic Mock
Posts: 36,054

Favourites (more):
Strictly 2020: HRVY
BB19: Cameron
Strictly 2018: Joe Sugg
CBB21: Shane Jenek


Default

Rarely have takeaways.
Prefer to cook my own meals or have home cooked by others.

Before the pandemic, I did however love going out for meals, with family and/ or friends.
joeysteele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 11:40 PM   #6
Vicky.
0_o
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 64,203


Default

Since lockdown, we have slipped into a huge takeaway habit that needs sorted really. Have maybe 50/50 for late meals. Always something from the fridge or whatever for lunch though.

The takeaway habit is even worse when you consider this is for kids too really. The motivation to do...anything is just gone though. Was dealing fine, until maybe about November when it stated to feel relentless and..totally joyless, and started hitting the kids harder too I think :/
Vicky. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 11:59 PM   #7
Jake.
-
 
Jake.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 35,540
Blog Entries: 1


Default

You can’t beat a good chinese but definitely home cooking overall
Jake. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 12:27 AM   #8
rusticgal
Senior Member
 
rusticgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 20,098


Default

Home cooking...but a takeaway on a Saturday gives me a night off.
rusticgal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 01:28 AM   #9
Toy Soldier
An big overgrown baby
 
Toy Soldier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: ➜
Posts: 27,410
Blog Entries: 1


Default

I like cooking and I prefer my own cooking, however I will admit that several nights a week I just don't have the energy so we end up ordering in.

I cook more when I have a good TV series that I'm binging as then I can just hide in the kitchen watching telly, but legitimately because I'm also cooking .
__________________
Toy Soldier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 02:18 AM   #10
Alf
Sleeping Giant
 
Alf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dystopia
Posts: 24,749


Default

Rarely get take-away's.

You don't know who's making your food, they could spit in it or poison it. Then there's the delivery person, they could spit in it too, you'd never know.

I hope this has put you off your next take-away. I'm here to help.
__________________
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVj6cgI9cEEsF4MM7Qd5vOPcBnpwplL  D-r1LRu_BKGD32G2KO0Pw
Alf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 05:11 AM   #11
Shaun
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 106,219
Blog Entries: 17

Favourites (more):
RPDR UK 2: Tayce
Strictly 2020: Bill Bailey
IAC2019: Ian Wright
RPDR UK 1: Sum Ting Wong


Default

Have a takeaway maybe once a fortnight. Most meals I make are from frozen but it'll be meat to defrost, more than often. Out of 7 nights a week I probably cook on 5 of them and bung something in the oven from the freezer for the other 2 (a pizza, or southern fried chicken, or fish, etc)
__________________
Spoiler:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saph View Post
You're giving me a million reasons about a million reasons

Shaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 05:31 AM   #12
user17866
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 57,452


Default

...home cooked but also frozen because I’ll cook and freeze etc ...preparing a meal each day is my new social life so I’d hate not having that to do...and I’m discovering the joys of chopping vegetables, it’s such a therapeutic thing and they’re so colourful...as a family, we’re all new vegetable only eaters so we all sometimes ‘cook together’ as well in trying new recipes.../...yeah sad but there we go....
user17866 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 06:07 AM   #13
LaLaLand
Senior Member
 
LaLaLand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 17,743


Default

Mostly cook in the week with takeout(s) on the weekend but sometimes if we're in the mood we'll order something in the week too.

Saturday is chippy night off The Chip Van usually!
LaLaLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 07:41 AM   #14
Josy
Senior Member
 
Josy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 59,412
Blog Entries: 4


Default

We have homemade / cooked meals through the week and quite often a takeaway on a Saturday

We were always out for lunches or dinners on a weekend but covid put a stop to that

Last edited by Josy; 10-02-2021 at 07:42 AM.
Josy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 08:16 AM   #15
smudgie
Senior Member
 
smudgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: God's own Country
Posts: 22,231

Favourites:
BB18: Raph
X Factor 2013: Abi Alton


Default

Hubby cooks all the meals now.
His only takeaway is fish and chips.
I am quite partial to takeaways of any description but limit it to a few times a year.
smudgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 09:21 AM   #16
Kazanne
kazanne
 
Kazanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gerard Butlers Undercrackersx
Posts: 59,910

Favourites (more):
Love Island 4: Eyal
DOI 2018: Alex Beresford
BB18: Kieran
CBB19: Calum Best


Default

I cook meals ,then I know what is in them, takeaways in our house are very rare.
__________________

RIP Pyramid, Andyman ,Kerry and Lex xx

https://www.facebook.com/JamesBulgerMT/?fref=photo

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, most people would be vegetarian"
Kazanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 09:37 AM   #17
Cherie
Cherie Bomb 2020
 
Cherie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 51,695
Blog Entries: 1

Favourites:
Strictly 2020: Bill Bailey
BB19: Sian
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

We cook most nights and have a takeway or eat out (in the good old days) about twice a month
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuff me dizzy View Post
Terrible place and the prices were stupid for a potato
Cherie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 09:40 AM   #18
Cherie
Cherie Bomb 2020
 
Cherie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 51,695
Blog Entries: 1

Favourites:
Strictly 2020: Bill Bailey
BB19: Sian
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

how do people afford to have takeaway most nights, we had a takeaway last saturday it was 35.00 for 3 of us I think he has put his prices up
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuff me dizzy View Post
Terrible place and the prices were stupid for a potato
Cherie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 10:00 AM   #19
Niamh.
I Love my brick
 
Niamh.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ireland-The peoples Republic of Cork!
Posts: 132,745

Favourites (more):
BB19: Cian
IAC2018: Rita Simons
CBB22: Kirstie Alley
CBB21: Shane Lynch


Default

Gav cooks during the week usually and then I'll cook one day of the weekend and we'll get take away the other
__________________

Spoiler:

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiRTh View Post
You compare Jim Davidson to Nelson Mandela?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesus. View Post
I know, how stupid? He's more like Gandhi.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isaiah 7:14 View Post



Katie Hopkins reveals epilepsy made her suicidal - and says she identifies as a MAN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Livia View Post
Just because she is a giant cock, doesn't make her a man.
Niamh. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 10:02 AM   #20
Niamh.
I Love my brick
 
Niamh.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ireland-The peoples Republic of Cork!
Posts: 132,745

Favourites (more):
BB19: Cian
IAC2018: Rita Simons
CBB22: Kirstie Alley
CBB21: Shane Lynch


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vicky. View Post
Since lockdown, we have slipped into a huge takeaway habit that needs sorted really. Have maybe 50/50 for late meals. Always something from the fridge or whatever for lunch though.

The takeaway habit is even worse when you consider this is for kids too really. The motivation to do...anything is just gone though. Was dealing fine, until maybe about November when it stated to feel relentless and..totally joyless, and started hitting the kids harder too I think :/
It seems that way for a lot of people I think Vicky (the reaction to Lock down) it was a bit of a novelty at the start plus we were just coming in to summer so you don't feel as trapped or restricted when the weather is good I think. It's really wearing thin now though
__________________

Spoiler:

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiRTh View Post
You compare Jim Davidson to Nelson Mandela?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesus. View Post
I know, how stupid? He's more like Gandhi.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isaiah 7:14 View Post



Katie Hopkins reveals epilepsy made her suicidal - and says she identifies as a MAN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Livia View Post
Just because she is a giant cock, doesn't make her a man.
Niamh. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 10:48 AM   #21
Nicky91
UnitedStan4ever
 
Nicky91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: don't care
Posts: 51,917
Blog Entries: 34

Favourites:
Apprentice 2019: Lottie
Apprentice 2018: Sian
BB18: Raph
BB17: Georgina


Default

always cook meals, i did have chinese takeaways the year before the corona **** happened
but now not into takeaways anymore
__________________
DWTS30 Faves: Martin Kove/The Miz/Melora Hardin

Strictly19 Faves: Tilly Ramsey/Dan Walker/Nina Wadia/John Whaite

Football Faves: Man United/Barcelona/PSV

F1 Faves: Lando Norris/Sergio Perez/Mick Schumacher

Last edited by Nicky91; 10-02-2021 at 10:50 AM.
Nicky91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 01:24 PM   #22
Vicky.
0_o
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 64,203


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cherie View Post
how do people afford to have takeaway most nights, we had a takeaway last saturday it was 35.00 for 3 of us I think he has put his prices up
We tend to get stuff for 5 for about 25-30ish. A lot of the time too, me and gavin don't really get anything, so its just for the kids which is obviously quite cheap

Have also, after saying always have lunch from fridge..ordered a bloody subway 40 quid for sandwiches man...its mental really.

I dread to think what we have spent on takeaways recently..but what the hell else is there to buy...have overdone amazon, to the point where I got so paranoid the neighbours would be yapping on as we had deliveries everyday. Weirdly, am not usually so...'omg I have to spend money!' either, thats a new-ish thing.

Lockdown is really messing with me. I appear to be the only one I know who has lost weight during this too..its really weird. Eating LOADS of crap, yet have lost 2 stone and weigh the least I have in like..15 years now
Vicky. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 01:40 PM   #23
Cal.
Mean McLean
 
Cal.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Laura sprays a bottle of ‘Shh...’ by Jade Goody at Georgina
Posts: 37,872

Favourites (more):
RPDR UK 2: Bimini Bon Boulash
Strictly 2020: Maisie Smith
BBUSA22: Keesha
Love Island 6: Shaughna


Default

Love a takeaway but home cooking most of the time!
__________________

LI7 | Faye | Chloe
Spoiler:

Cal. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 01:50 PM   #24
GoldHeart
Senior Member
 
GoldHeart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 16,983

Favourites (more):
RPDR UK 1: The Vivienne
The Circle 2019: Georgina
BB19: Akeem
IAC2018: Fleur East


Default

A takeaway is lovely when you haven't had it in a while as a treat especially Chinese .

But overall I have a mixture of home cooked and frozen usually .
__________________

Last edited by GoldHeart; 10-02-2021 at 01:50 PM.
GoldHeart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 04:02 PM   #25
Jake.
-
 
Jake.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 35,540
Blog Entries: 1


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicky91 View Post
always cook meals, i did have chinese takeaways the year before the corona **** happened
but now not into takeaways anymore
Jake. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark/share this topic

Tags
homecooked, meals, takeaways

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:01 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
no new posts