Lunch during the work week

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you make your SO's lunch
    I make my SO his/her lunch every day/most days : (23 votes)
    14 %
    My SO makes my lunch every day/most days : (14 votes)
    9 %
    I do not make my SO his/her lunch, but I would like to/wish I did : (11 votes)
    7 %
    My SO does not make my lunch, but I wish they did : (9 votes)
    6 %
    My SO and I each make our own lunch : (58 votes)
    36 %
    My SO and I purchase our lunches at work. : (38 votes)
    23 %
    Turkey club with swiss, hold the mayo. : (10 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My SO and I don’t live together, but when we do I’ll probably make his. Its not something I’d mind doing.  I’m not a big cooker, so it’d be the least I could do lol. 

    Post # 4
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @MangoSong:  I make my FI’s lunch everyday. He appreciates it and I don’t mind doing it. Plus, if I don’t do it, I know he won’t do it himself, which means he’ll buy something, which means he’ll be spending money that we’re trying to save for our wedding. So we both benefit from it.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I do not make DH’s lunch. It does seem a little mother like to me if there’s not some division of labor – i.e. you make the lunches, he makes dinners. Who cares what your anyone thinks though? Whatever works for you. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @BruinBeeMPH:  this! And we are on a tight budget. I cook all of our breakfasts and our lunches on Sundau. It saves a ton of money and keeps us on track. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My FI makes me breakfast and lunch most days of the week! We get up at like 6am to take our dog for a long walk in the morning and when I get back, I get ready for work while he makes us breakfast to eat together, then I continue getting ready and he makes me lunch. It saves me a ton of time. On days he doesn’t wake up and I go alone and make my own lunch, I usually end up late to work. Although, my FI is currently unemployed right now and I don’t know what will happen if we’re both working on the same schedule while living together – that’s never happened before for us – but I’m sure we’ll work it out and if I have to get up 15min earlier or make my lunch the night before, I’ll still be packing it – and maybe I’ll pack his, too!

    Post # 8
    Member
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Whatever works. Your husband’s friend sounds jealous lol. Homemade lunches are great. We usually cook a big meal on Sunday and that gives us lunches for part of the week. Other days we take leftovers or have something simple (like a Mr. Noodles), and then buy lunch once a week or so.

    I am sure your husband does plenty of things for you… so who cares if you make his lunches or not?

    Post # 9
    Member
    1969 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Lately we’ve been purchasing lunch, but when we used to take lunches, we would take turns packing them.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I make my own, he gets his at work (it’s free!)

    I have made his lunch in the past, but never routinely.

    Post # 11
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    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We bring our lunch to work every single day and we pack our own lunches. I see nothing wrong with you packing your SO’s lunch, it’s whatever works best for you two.

    Post # 12
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    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I make his lunch (actually dinner since he works 2nd shift) on a daily basis.  It gives me great joy and he truly appreciates it.  Those who have negative comments typically come from a place of wishing they had someone to make their lunch aka jealousy.

    Post # 13
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Well, I technically make my FI’s lunch.  I always just cook more dinner portions and we take the leftovers for lunch, both of us.  In fact, when we go out to eat and don’t have leftovers, we kinda get bummed out. 

    We both work in areas where food options is not to our liking.  I’m surrounded by gross fast food options and he works in a ritzy area where any lunch would cost about $15 (if you’re lucky). 

    Funny, because an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ was just on about this topic where Lilly makes Marshall’s lunch and his co-workers were ragging on him.  I say, who cares. If people are judging, then they are probably just jealous that they don’t have someone to do that for them. BTW, you said he appreciates it…. so keep HIM happy, not his friends!

    My FI always tell people how my cooking is better than anything he can buy premade, so why would he not want to eat that for lunch!!

    Post # 14
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mr TTR & I are semi-retired, and when we are working we work from home.  So we eat Lunch together almost everyday.  Somedays he does the honours, somedays I do.

    — — —

    As we were able to VOTE for more than one option, I VOTED:

    I MAKE MY SO LUNCH EVERY DAY / MOST DAYS and

    MY SO MAKES ME LUNCH EVERY DAY / MOST DAYS

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’ve offered to, but he’s turned me down. For my own lunch I generally just eat leftovers from dinner. If I don’t have anything I’ll pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or else I’ll pack a bunch of little snack-like items.

    Once we’re married and living together permanently I’ll offer again! He only ever eats a small bag of chips and an apple for lunch. It just makes me so sad. lol

    Post # 16
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I “make” his lunch, I guess, but usually it’s just leftovers from the night before..so all I have to do is stick it in some tuperware!

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