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    Default Which is better and WWYD?

    So the scenario is this: for whatever reason you are running late with even thinking about tea tonight. You check the pantry and find the staples supply is at an all time low.
    You decide to suck it up and put the kids in the car, 15 minutes before the tome you would usually have tea on the table.
    Usually in this scenario you would just write it off as "one of those nights" and get take away. Tonight, you are determined not to be that mum.
    So you goto the supermarket instead. You start looking in the meat section but inspiration stays quiet. Your kids are being ridiculous and annoying.
    You grab the ingredients to the quickest meal you can think of to have ready in 10-15 minutes at home.
    Tonight it happens to be: a bag of frozen veg, a packet of microwave brown rice, a jar of simmer sauce- Pataks brand korma curry and you know there is a small amount of BBQ chicken in the fridge.

    You get everyone home (not without confiscating 3 toy from the rowdy boys in the backseat as you drive) and start throwing things together. As you dump the sauce into the pan, you get flashbacks if all the reading you have been doing lately on processed and pre-packed foods and you think about what you're cooking and feel equally horrified and guilty.

    So: which is better- take away (locally we have maccas, KFC, fish and chips, kebabs or Chinese) or the meal you "cooked" at home?

    And: what would you do? (So I know for next time! )

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    I would say the meal you make at home is fine. And I would probably not worry too much about it. Make a toasted cheese sanga for each kid and call it a day

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    I would keep cooking and stop thinking about it 😉

    There is so much pressure on mums to have these beautiful additive, preservative, pre packages, processed free meals on the table every meal time.

    You can only do what you can with the time you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
    I would say the meal you make at home is fine. And I would probably not worry too much about it. Make a toasted cheese sanga for each kid and call it a day
    Or scrambled eggs. It's my go to on those days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    Or scrambled eggs. It's my go to on those days!
    I do this. Or poached eggs with avocado when I'm desperate for a meal.

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    The home cooked meal.

    Okay so its microwave rice and sauce in a bottle. Its still far more nutritious than most take away meals, plus you know that you've prepared it yourself and so the food has been handled hygienically and there's a lower risk of food poisoning than with take away.

    Frozen veges are good for you, no worries there. Snap freezing veg retains the nutrients very effectively. And the rice was brown - c'mon, no comparison to KFC.

    Don't feel guilty. You've provided the kids with a nutritious meal in a tight timeframe. Well done.

    Oh, and my 'take away alternative' meal is Microwave rice (the white rice and wild rice mix) and Chicken kebabs, corn, raw carrots and cucumbers.
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    Home cooked meal for sure! You're better than me, I would have done a maccas run to save having to get the girls in shoes, into the supermarket then home to cook.
    I've been trying to have those 'go to' meals lately. So have baked beans in my cupboard and always have eggs and bacon.

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    The meal by far.

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    I would've made beans or toast or a cheese sandwich for sure

    But define toy what you did was better! And a lot better than maccas!

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    Ok good. I feel better now.

    And when I say the cupboard is bare I mean: only 3 eggs left. No cheese. No baked beans. No bacon. No tuna. No avocado. No bread. either way I had to leave the house with kids in tow!

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