Post # 1
Well, the title says it all.
DH got a job and he’s starting tomorrow (well, today in the afternoon but he already ate).
He cant come home and eat with me because we dont have a car and the bus would take a lot of time (1hr) he only has 2hrs to eat, it would be too tiring…and we dont want to spend all the money he’s going to earn in fastfood.
DH has a big appetite, he needs to eat a lot, so i’ve been wondering.
Do you cook something for you SO/FI/DH for him to eat at work?
Post # 3
I’m not a housewife but I do cook. I make his lunch everyday which is usually leftovers from the night before.
Will he have access to a fridge and microwave at work?
Post # 4
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@Anamagana: NOTHING! He can fend for himself!
Post # 5
@Anamagana: SO usually has leftovers from the night before or I pack him a sandwich, cloth chips and apple or banana and stuff like that
Post # 6
@Anamagana: Oh my gosh, 2 hours for lunch?? FH only gets 45 mins tops 🙁
That being said, I’m in the same boat as @Bostongrl25: . I make enough so we both have left overs to eat for work the next day. He gets more of it because he eats like he’s never seen food before.
If it’s something like soup, he’ll take that and make a big old sandwich as well, along with a banana.
Usually, it’s some kind of rice/pasta dish with meat, and more meat so he gets filled up during lunch.
Post # 7
I work full time, but I always make DH a sandwich in the morning, or he takes a microwave meal
Post # 8
I make nothing for my DH. He’s a big boy and can do it himself.
For myself, I often make baked ziti and divide into containers for the week.
Post # 9
I don’t always pack for FI but when I do it’ll be leftovers and usually fruit and a yogurt of some kind.
Post # 10
@Anamagana: We almost always eat leftovers for lunch. There are couple things we have that don’t lend themselves to leftovers, like tacos or falafel, things that need to be assembled, though we usually just get creative with those. We got a couple of those glass containers with snap on lids and most everyting goes well in those, like soup, pasta, stir fry, etc. We have to use a bigger container for pizza though. Congrats on your husbands new job!
Post # 11
We both work and usually cook a big meal on Sunday so we get 2-3 lunches each. On the other two days we either eat out or do a Mr. Noodles or something… it definitely saves us time and money.
I don’t see what the big deal is with prepping meals for your guy (see previous posts). My SO and I both cook and do nice things for each other. I guess if you hated to cook it would be one thing. I think it’s a really nice gesture.
Some things we cook on Sunday include:
-A roast chicken with a couple different types of vegetable, and rice or potatoes, gravy.
-Stir fry, usually with chicken. Quick, easy to make lots of.
-Crock pot recipes.. usually chicken. There’s lots of recipes on Pinterest, for example. It’s not quick, but it’s super easy.
Post # 12
I work but I cook. It never has really occurred to me to make FI’s lunch unless I do leftovers. Even when I wasn’t working. How nice are you?!
Here is what I make when I want lots of leftovers:
-Pot Roast (his fave)
– Casseroles (we make a cheeseburger and ff casserole that’s amazing)
– Taco soup
Post # 13
Not a housewife (or even a wife yet) and I work full time, but every time I cook for SO, I make enough so that he basically has 2-4 more servings. The good thing about him is he can eat the same thing for a week and not get sick of it. 😛
Post # 14
Well today my husband had dirty rice and gumbo, the other day he had fried rice and stir fry. It really just depends on what I feel like making, however sometimes I will deliver his lunch to him if it’s something that needs to be made fresh (i.e. baked cha shao bao). I usually do most things in large batches unless it’s something that needs to be eaten immediately.
Post # 15
I am not a housewife but my husband usually takes the leftovers! Sometimes I pack him a sandwich and some snacks and whatnot, and sometimes he takes a heat up meal.
Post # 16
My mom was a housewife and my dad would always have leftovers to bring to work. When I was doing a field engineer rotation 2 weeks away/2 weeks off at home I guess I did the same thing. Nothing special for lunch, but cooking enough at dinner to have leftovers.