(Closed) I Am SO SICK of Eating Out!!!

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 17
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We didn’t pack up quite that early, BUT we had sandwiches loaded with lunch meat and cheese. I would also do soups (even if it is the on the go cans), and fruits and veggies.

Post # 18
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When we moved, my mom always had a last packed and first unpacked box of kitchen items.  I think she had one fry pan, one pot and lid, colander, knife, and a cutting board in there.  With that you can make anything from pasta to sandwiches to cooking up a chicken and veggies dish or bacon and eggs.

We had the same issue when renovating our kitchen.  Moved the microwave into the bathroom and tried to avoid dirtying dishes (shallow bathroom sink or tub! for cleaning.  I was so frustrated with takeout.

For premade items: frozen pizza, frozen lassagna, frozen meals, soups from a can microwaved

Make at home: Sandwiches, salads (buy stuff precut to make it easier on you)

Post # 19
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just moved and my biggest life saver was a crock pot! Do you have one or have easy access to one? We heated up pulled pork in it and served on some nice rolls/buns with a deli salad as the side. My in-laws brought over some sloppy joes and we had them heating in the crock pot. (Yes, that’s 2 meals with buns and not the most ideal but you could always go without the bun and just eat the meat if watching carbs). 

I was sick to death of eating out when we first moved and only had to do it for 3 days. We did a lot of sandwiches though, like deli cold-cuts and deli salads. We also did a lot of fresh fruits & veggies for sides because they were easy, no prep needed.

Post # 20
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Fruit and salads, like PPs suggested, to keep you from feeling that ‘ugh, too much fast food/chain food’ feeling.

Subway is a great option, or if you have Chipotle near by you can get a burrito bowl!

Post # 22
10650 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mrs_Amanda:  In that case, there are these:

They are probably pretty high in sodium, but a week won’t kill you!

Post # 24
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs_Amanda:  We just moved and went through this so I feel your pain! Do you have a My Fit Foods in your area. We ate a lot of these the week before we moved and they only required a microwave. You can get silverware at the store. (Or if not MFF, there are a lot of equivalents out there, Tru Meals, etc.) The food is very healthy and decent. They probably even have some meat and potato options.

When we got to the new place, I bought a rotisserie chicken, strawberries, wild field greens, dressing and chopped onions. Tore up the rotisserie chicken and put it on a salad. Also did cheese, crackers, and pepperonis/salamis one night. If you can get some microwaveable fajita meat and tortillas, you can do DIY tacos. Most grocery stores sell veggies already chopped up, so that would be easy to do with some tortillas and shredded cheese.

Post # 26
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Go buy some fruit and summer salads from the grocery store and have a picnic outside! 

Post # 27
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Mrs_Amanda:  I feel your frustration! We closed on May 31st and couldnt close on our new house until this past Wednesday! We basically ate out for 3 weeks straight! I never ever ever wnat to eat out again! Good luck with your new home!!!

Post # 29
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs_Amanda:  YAAAY! Now that looks like it was worth the wait 🙂 Congrats!

Post # 30
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

unpack unpack unpack! I’d make it a real priority to at least have some knives and a cutting board for fresh salad and fruit.

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