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https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/mum-saves-120-month-food-21441640>Andrea, a beautician and sports therapist from Plymouth, decided 2020 was the year she would meal her meals - and cook them - in advance wherever possible.>"I started doing these meals as my partner and I both work full time so it can be tricky eating healthy meals with limited time.">And to get her started, she headed online for inspiration.>"I used to just buy veg and chop and freeze to make things easier, but I started following loads of food pages on Instagram and Facebook and came across lots of different ideas.>“I came across a page for batch cooking and I was inspired as a lot of people actually do it.”>"I started making things like stew (without the potatoes and gravy, I add that once it’s defrosted), lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and pasta dishes, and I have also been cooking jacket potatoes and freezing them along with mash - this way I can come home and just reheat a nice meal that I have taken out in the morning to defrost.">“When cooking, I started adding a lot more veg like grated courgettes, carrots and lentils to bulk up my meals," Andrea said.>"Lentils are really good to bulk up meals as they absorb the taste of the food you're adding them to.>“Also, when I’m cooking a meal I try to cook more than one to save on gas, so while my lasagne is cooking, I’ll add in some jacket potatoes to save on time and money.>"I started shopping online instead of going in store to buy as I won’t be tempted to buy things I don’t need or want just because they are on offer.>"I have saved about £30 a week and can feed all three of us for less than £30 a week on a food shop all because I have planned my meals and only buy the essentials."
bong news are surreal
food looks like the must unsettling garbage ever.England is truly a fucking horrible country
>>13621922>She could save just as much money by cooking each meal individually. Precooking baked potatoes is too much. You can make and freeze some types of casserole and soup. If you roast some vegetables, they keep well in the refrigerator and can be added to things throughout the week. But as with all retards, she took it took far and precooked pasta dishes. I bet there are too many carbs, too. My go-to on a busy weeknight is cooking vegetables in a pan on the stove. I cook meat or eggs in another pan. Wala. So savvy. What was this dumb bong buying before? Did she simply discover that lentils are cheaper than meat, and that buying little treats add up? Were they getting carryout all the time? Was she buying frozen premade foods?
>>13622089Land of Hope and Glory, you smelly foreigner.
>>13622101Probably non-stop takeout, Andrea Harte and her worthless fognigger family are probably titanic fatasses.
Why are you all so mad about a woman pre cooking some meals?
>>13621922Just eat one meal a day heavy in protein and simple fats and pack veggies and nuts for snacks during the day. This bitch just wants to carb load with pasta and potatoes.
how the hell do they know she saves £120 a month after 1 month? what if it was a one-off? and this made national bong news?
>>13621922Does it save money? YesIs it the best option to cut down on food bill? No
>>13621922>$155.22 in real US money terms per monthHow is this news? Not even $2,000 in an entire year for an entire household? That's like making an article about how you saved a dollar a day by quitting coffee.
>>13621922>a beautician and sports therapist>"my partner">fucking PlymouthGuaranteed coal burner
>>13621922>eating fatty oily slop every daygod imagine the shits
>>13622635retatrded journalists are retarded and do this all the time. You know retardation? Like if a shitty article that was clearly on some shitty website is mistaken for national news by a retard
>meal her meals
>>13621922Family of 5 here, I have a supermarket in walking distance. I just make cheap high animal fat meals for family so there are no left overs. Made sloppy joes other night, bought 1lb beef, large onion (caramelized) a few roma tomatos (boiled, skinned and reduced) and a good splash Worcestershire and a little salt/pepper. On sliced bread was bomb and kids finished all. Less than 10 usd in san fran area.
>>13621922These are the ppl on /ck/ posting>do americans really
>>13623331>implying 30-something year old moms are posting on 4chan>implying only bongs say negative things about Americansbased retard
>>13621926Nah. American news is equally retarded. Some father at a parent conference meeting said to another father something along the lines of “go back to Mexico” and it was on mainstream news channels last night
>>13622101> I already had> I already hadSo she's saving money by having bought the shit last month?
I could save hundreds a month eating reheated slop too but I'm not some meme yoga mom who heard the phrase mealprepping and is now devoting the next 6 months of my life to it until I stumble upon the next popular food craze
>>13621922the spacing is killing me anonits okay, we're not on reddit, you don't have to type like that
>>13623586That's just an average day in the flyover states
>>13623675>I could save hundreds a monthbut dont. not gonna make it
>>13621922I don't even spend $120 a month
>>13623786You have no idea what Reddit spacing is you newfag retard. Hint: that post wasnt it.
>>13621922What is some good meal prep foods?
>>13621922>.ukwhat a surprise
>>13625353Quinoa saladSchnitzel/cutletsCrudités Leafy green salads are fine if stored dry and undressed until consumingBasically, anything that won’t wilt, spoil, go sour/bitter, or otherwise become inedible over the span of one week in a fridge.
>>13621922>mum of one>neither parent has time to cook>what's for dinner tonight mom?>more red slopmom is always out so late and dad drinks too much
>saved 150 dollars a month on food by eating at homeThat's... not hard at allBulk Chicken, freeze ground beef, use of beans and pastas to extend meals, make soup of left overs. It's seriously not an accomplishment that you realize eating at home can save you money.I usually spend about 40-50 a week on food but that's only because when I bike into work I eat a breakfast burrito that runs me ~5 dollars monday-friday. I could easily drop that for at home cereal but it's a good place to cool down from biking in and change for work so I don't come in possibly smelling funky from my 5 mile ride.
>>13621922>Andrea, a beauticianoh no no no no
>my partner Why did you fuckers all start saying this
I also do meal prepping, but I only cook for the week. Nothing I've made looks like this fucking nightmare.
Bongland has the most autistic food stories. It's cute.
>>13623586wow. truly newsworthy
>>13622111Land of Cucked and Castrated slaves
>>13625925yea enjoy your soggy ass ham sandwich that's been sitting in the fridge for 3 days before eating.Are people so lazy that they want their food ready to eat right out of the box?? Why don't they bother to at least separate the bread from the rest of the ingredients using plastic sandwich bags??When I used to do this, I would always freeze 2 slices of bread together in a ziplock bag, then I would take 2 bags with me to work: 1 bag with the two slices of frozen bread, and the other bag with all the wet ingredients (ham lettuce tomato and cheese).I always assembled my sandwich at work because that was part of the fun.Are people so lazy that they actually make sandwiches at home and just eat them at work?? Do people not care about soggy bread?
>>13626078why dont you just eat it all seperately and combine it in your mouth instead of being an autistic freak with your lego lunch?
>>13626078this is a video about making school lunches for children you autist, nobody likes a fucking loser making their own sandwiches at work
>>13626209Not who you were replying to, but the chaddest guy in my construction company has his wife make him lunch, and she puts the tomato and lettuce in a separate container for him to put on his sandwich before he eats it.Not exactly like the autist you were replying to, but felt relevant.
>>13626215thats called autism, nothing chad about being a picky cunt who cant handle a slightly soggy sangerits pure childish autism, i bet he throws a fit if he cant get his autisticly portioned lego sandwhich that he can build himselfprobs the only way he can feel satisfied with his shit life, autistically assembling his lego lunch like the man child he is
>>13626220He's actually a really nice and well-adjusted guy and nothing like the person you seem to be obsessed with.
>>13626227keep on white knighting an autistic lego sandwich assembling faggot
>>13622653Tbqh its good money for a lot of bongs here you can go on two bretty good holidays with that dosh.
>>13623379I think /ck/ does probably have boomer mums post here at least that was the case few years back before insane amount of fastfood threads
>>13626232I'm not. I acknowledged that poster you were replying to was autistic. There's a difference between needing to freeze his bread in individual bags, and just having the rinsed vegetables in a separate container.Did someone make fun of you as a child for doing something like this? You seem genuinely upset.
>>13626238>30-something>boomerThis is why I hate this meme.
>>13626239as i stated before, keep on white knighting your man crush who autistically assembles his sangers like some autistic man child who wants his lego lunch
>>13626239Hes right it is a bit of tism but still better than women that make vomiting faces when you eat something like onion or tomato
>>13626243>man crush>sangers>lego lunchI'm seriously hearing a lot of projection here.
>>13626240Its a meme friendo sorry i meant to say moms that are in 30 to 40 years of age.
>>13626251Are you the guy that has the gf do the tomato shit for you? Never seen somebody defending a male coworker to such a degree on a mongolian goat herding forum
>>13626251im not the one proudly talking about how the "chaddest guy in my construction company" has autistic lego lunches, then white knights him on the interneti bet your going to go to work and tell him how you defended his honour on 4changet a grip you autistic white knight lego lunch enthusiast
>>13626254>if you don't immediately lower your opinion of someone and drop your personal opinions because of something someone said on the internet, you're probably gaySUPER projection.
>>13626257What pleasure are you getting out of this?
>>13626260what pleasure are you getting from white knighting your man crush who has autistic lego lunches?
>>13626258you soooooooooooooo mad
>>13626265>>13626268Once again, you seem very emotionally invested in this. Is there any particular incident that started this? Perhaps when you were younger?Please, keep replying. This is the most fun I've had all night.
>>13626270again, what pleasure are you getting from white knighting your man crush who has autistic lego lunches?
>>13626271The fact that you're getting more and more emotionally charged in your responses. It makes me feel like I've struck a nerve.
>>13626272am i though? its clear you are just projecting. why would i get emotional over you white knighting your man crush, and me telling you its autistic and pathetic?get a grip holy shit
>>13626270Wonder if you can see the irony here.
>>13626280hes just butthurt that i called his man crush an autistic lego lunch enthusiast
>this fucking threadHOLY SHITJust kiss already, you two
>>13626286i think you mean for the white knight to kiss his man crush
>>13626280Hey, when I've got someone replying to my every post, what am I supposed to do? Disappoint him by not playing out to his weird fantasy?
You're both faggots>/thread
>>13626200thanks anoni've been laughing at your post for 5 straight minutes
>>13626289see >>13626277you see, when you reply to someone, they will reply back. that isnt "replying to EVERY SINGLE POST I MAKE XD"...stay mad and delusional, you will never be with your autistic lego lunch man crush
>>13626293I could say nothing but "dickbutt" and you'd still reply with some autistic sperging like you just did. Go on, try and make a reasonable post for once.
>>13626220Jesus you are absolutely twisted in the fucking head if you think people can’t just love each other
>>13626304see >>13626293 and >>13626277 and >>13626271 and >>13626265 and >>13626257all reasonable postsyou got butthurt and now your shitpostingabsolute state of mentally ill gays who man crush on autistic lego lunchers
>this threadYou guys are fucking faggots
>>13626327where did i say or imply that people cant love each other? only thing twisted is the fact you are twisting the words i typed in your own head, then creating a response to the shit you made upwhat the are you even talking about?
>>13626335You literally made so many weird, uncanny posts about some man based on the fact that his wife separates his lettuce and tomatoes for him when she makes him lunch. I have no idea how someone can be so mentally ill that they immediately begin saying so many negative things about someone simply based on a little anecdote with few details.
>>13626338>butthurt: the postHAHAHAHAHAH get a grip you man crushing on autistic lego lunching faggot
>>13623603Lol yeah I mean don't expect too much from preppers.
>>13623786Regardless of where it comes from I find it unnecessary in this case, green text arrows already do a good job for lisibility, this spacing just ends up being overkill and deters me from reading.
>>13625925Jesus those poor pre cut vegetables and fruits and going to turn badly.
>>13626339>there's no way more than one person could be disagreeing with ME, the smartest man in this thread
>>13626405its one person, why are you pretending it isnt? if it was, multiple people would be in the chain of posts, when its just oneare you seriously trying to pull this shit? at least samefag some replies next time
>>13623586When I think of surreal American headlines, I think more of elementary school-age children having to go to work to pay off lunch money debts, and then this somehow being spun as wholesome and inspiring.
>>13621922These threads belong more to /diy/ than /ck/, you'll probably get a better discussion there.
>>13626409Guy you were first arguing with, here. I left about an hour ago after I got bored. Surprised you're still here.
>>13626425>samefagging this hardyou know theres a script that enables the post ID architecture on all boards, right? i mean if you want to claim it go ahead, but were all laughing at you for doing so
>>13626413I mean, OP was basically a /news/ post that wasn't really newsworthy.
>>13626430exactly, keep on lying, we can see when the ID next to your posts
>>13626433...Are you this new?
>>13626433There’s a good chance that you might actually be disabled, anon.
>>13626438>>13626450samefaghow new am i? new enough to use the greasemonkey script that enables the post ID architecture on all boards
>>13626456Just because somebody trolled you into believing that exists, doesn't make it real. You've been had.
>>13626457you mean YOU attempted to troll me, then got butthurt about me teasing you about your man crush who autisticly assembles his sangers like legoget a grip kid jesus christ, if what i said hurt you, then im not sorry, people like you need to be bullied
>>13626462Huh? Who do you think you're talking to?
>>13626465keep it up, were all laughing at you
>>13625925what psycho just eats raw bell pepper as a snack? at least grill it first or something. they're not particularly sweet or tasty by themselves. just peppery and like chewing raw onion. maybe if they were tossed in some pickling solution or a vinegrette. they'd be better on the sandwhich desu. also pretzels twice a week are horrible. the most flavorful thing in this entire thing is strawberries, blueberries, cheese crackers, and mustard. get some fucking flavor in there or you'll be bored after a week.
>>13626491>Bell peppers are peppery and like chewing raw onionI have never heard this before.
>>13626504he is american, of course the food they eat is so sub par he thinks that
>>13626470I'm not.I think both of you are cunts.
>>13626514>acts like an american>types like an american>has american opinions>not americansuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure thing buddy
i mean you could do a dollar a day and make better meals than this
>>13626514I only brought it up because I hadn't heard of people describing a bell pepper like that. They're usually described as watery and mild, with a crunchy and fibrous texture. No idea why that autist brought "American" into this.
>>13625925HuhThats looks eariee familiar to what the japs call Bento.My only thing to add is that each compartment should contain newspaper or something else to absorb the moisture, to avoid excessive fridge consistency degradation.
>>13626550I'm looking for a bento box, it cant be pinku (that's Japanese for pink) or any girl color. It has to be of 2 or more kotoba (that's Japanese for 2 compartments) and has be be chibi (small) sized. And has to be really kawaii (cute). Also It has to be about 10-20 bux. And you have to post pics of it first (i want to make shure it's kawaii [cute]). And it would be nice if it came with matching chopstick holder (WITH chopsticks). OH! and it CANNOT have any cartoon pictures, or be made out of plastic. It has to be made of ceramic, or something like that. Also it would be nice if it was made in japan. and not in china or corea (Korea) or whatever. I have found a bento box similar to the one im describing in e-bay, but it was 1 kotoba, and i don't want my gohan (rice) to touch my other things (it can get wet and i would not like that, plus 2 compartments looks more kawaii)
>>13625925What the fuck is this shit? It took you less than a minute to assemble all the sandwiches and wraps. Why would you have them sit in you fridge for a whole week? Your kid would be able do that shit her/himself in the morning unless (s)he's completely retarded.
>>13626588I was thinking the same thing, imagine eating the friday lunch after its sat there for a week.
>>13626558>corea (Korea) or whatever
>>13626558I'd like to know what this guy is up to these days.
Did the other guy leave? I wasn't done arguing with the retard defending his mancrush and his lego sanger
>>13621922that food looks fucking god awfulI can whip up a healthy stir fry in 15 minutes, 30 minutes maxfucking meal prep retards think every time they cook it takes 2+ hours
>>13622089>shepards pie>curry>baked potatoes in tinfoilAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I'M GOING INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOO, NOT THE BRITISH FOOOOOOOOOOOD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>13621922two days frozen food already tastes funny, now imagine a month old beans with eels and blood pudding or whatever
>>13626824you havnt said anything worth arguing about, why not reply to my posts if you want to continue to be butthurt? are you for real or do you now know how this website works...
>>13626840Please calm down, Mr. Lovecraft.
>>13626824The argument of the two autists will live on in our hearts. The fuck is a "sanger", anyways?
>>13626897the guy is a legit retard, if he wants to talk to me he needs to reply to my posts otherwise hes just being a genuine retard
>>13626940I don't care about your homosexual love affair. I just want to know what the hell a "sanger" is.
>>13626949did you know that search engines can answer any question you have, all you have to do is type in your question and hit enter.did you know this? pretty sure this is common knowledge....
>>13622101I literally eat for free every day by only using ingredients I already have a t home.
>>13626949>sangerDo you even know English?
>>13626956You type like a proper Reddit-faggot, newfag.
>>13626960What bastard pidgin version of English uses the word "sanger"?
>>13626965Proper non-mutted English. Turn off your BET rap shows and you might actually learn the language of at most 56% of your ancestors.
>>13626962what are the traits of a reddit-faggot? >>13626965are you so ignorant you dont understand that placed have this thing called slang? im sure you use it more than 10 times a day. dont get so upset over the internet, kid :)
>>13626972>Australian>Proper EnglishAbsolutely howling.
>>13621922Are people really that strapped for time that they literally can't even make a simple 30-min meal for themselves?
>>13625925So... what's stopping them from storing those ingredients properly and then spending half a minute at most making shit as she needs it?
>>13626550At least with Bento people generally either make it the morning or the night before they're intending to eat it.
>>13627012>>13627024cooking normally won't give you views on the internet.
>>13627012Yes, welcome to the 8-hour workday with mandatory overtime and a 4-hour commute.
>>13626985No one speaks like that except for gas huffing aboriginals or dirty eastern bogans.
>>13627034speak for yourself, just because you are so isolated and have such a closed off world view, doesnt mean the rest of us are. you would be surprised how many australians enjoy a sanger, hell you have garunteed to have eaten many a sanger in your life!
>>13627034that explains the arguing.
>>13627034>No one speaks like that except for gas huffing aboriginals or dirty eastern bogans.Whatever makes you sleep better at night Chang!
>>13622190Meal prep threads absolutely and utterly trigger /ck/fags out of their mind.
>>13627029>4-hour commutedo people REALLY do this?
>>13627150only in commiefornia
>>13621922Why this feels sad? Am I too deeply conditioned into /ck/?
>>13624003Post salary and height
>how dare you conveniently assemble these meals into ready-to-go containers and leave them in the fridge>Rather than leaving the individual ingredients in the fridge for the same amount of time
>>13621926we have this in our tabloids every few weeks. saw one recently about 'dad who saves £3000 a year by preparing his own take-away meals at home'. was literally an article about how amazing it is that someone can cook their own food instead of buying it from a take-away. people who buy those papers are dribbling mongoloids though.
>>13621922Fuck. I lived in Plymouth for a few years. What a depressing shithole, city centre got bombed to shit in WW2 and rebuilt as a concrete monstrosity. People are mostly obese chav scum. Not surprised to see it featured on the mirror (UK shitrag paper).
>>13626958I am sure that makes your parents happy.
>>13623586In what way is that surreal?
Fuck meal preppers, get off /ck/
rule of thumb; If you can't tell what it is or what it was its probably not worth eating.
>>13628313At least they cook food unlike you fast food niggers.
I meal prepped the lunch I'm eating right now. Die mad about it.
>>13628326Where'd I say anything about fast food? Cooking shit food that loses all sense of flavor and texture to be gangbanged in the office microwave with Tammy's "Tilapia Delights" should be banned from here.Exceptions if you're getting /fit/ as fuck and you only care about getting your perfect macros but keep that shit on that board.
>>13628371kys you fucking mutt, no one cares about the opinions of non-cookers.
>>13627514This is your brain on mealprep.
>saveThis word doesn't mean what you think it means
>>13623586Guy who said that should have gotten his ass kicked
>>1362624030 yr old boomer was the OG meme tho
>>13629272>devising your meals around protein
>>13629272I don't understand the last three fields. The calories for eating it all year should be equalised, and the cost calculated on that basis.
>>13626491>what psycho just eats raw bell pepper as a snack?the chairmanhttps://youtu.be/miOLle5M42o
>>13629272>tfw whole turkeys on 50% off at local grocer>don't have any room in freezer
>>13628451Why? He was right. They were bitching about how horrible the country and school was and he simply stated they should have stayed in Mexico then
>>13629459While i'm sure the people were being annoying there's a logical fallacy in the notion that people cannot complain just because they're immigrants. It's not like (i'm assuming) they were illegals, as tax payers and citizens their opinion is just as valid as yours. Equality in citizenship is a fundamental basis for a republic
>>13625925this is so depressing. Where is the food? It's all just man made garbage
>>13625925>making sandwiches a week in advanceI mean, everything else looks OK, but.. man, IDK.
>>13626078>Are people so lazy that they actually make sandwiches at home and just eat them at work??Welcome to Norwayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlNmeVK_zLg“It’s not suppose to taste anything. It’s should be a disappointment when you open and eat it. And you’re not suppose to look forward to your lunch in Norway.”
>>13627168Because the mom only cares about saving money not quality of food. I grew up a poorfag but my family meals was the same frozen shit day in day out
>>13621922What are jacket potatoes?
>>13629521just a basic baked potato cooked in the skin
>>13626491red bell peppers are sweet and crunchy. I dunno what the fuck you been eating
>>13629469He didn't say you cannot complain, he just implied that he should shut the fuck up. Which is extremely based. Legality has nothing to do with it, we're full.
>>13629469And other people have a right to point out that they were fleeing a place that they thought was much worse. And other cucks think that guy should have his ass kicked because they disagree? Fucking laughable morality code going on here.
>>13629521only an american would ask such a stupid question
>>13629883Only a bong would make up such a shitty fucking name for a normal potato.
>>13629919its not normal, its been cooked, hence the jacketed. get some better education, american
>>13625407virtue signalling, indicating that you're hip to and accepting of the wide variety of sexualities out there in the modern cosmopolitan world unlike the bigots who call their old lady their 'wife'