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Last post Tue, Jun 25 2013 2:21 PM by mattw. 5 replies.
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  • Wed, Oct 20 2010 10:47 AM

    • Brandy
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    Meals and Moving

    While we were moving we ended up eating quite a bit of sandwhiches, quick fix foods and some take out. For those with the time to prepare ahead,there must be a better and more frugal way to handle meals.

    How have you managed meals while moving?

     

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  • Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:05 AM In reply to

    Re: Meals and Moving

    On moving day, I got a crock pot ready of a boston butt (pork roast) and had that cooking at the new house all day. Since we had a fridge, I brought over buns, condiments and drinks. That afternoon, we had pulled pork sandwiches and chips and drinks. We did use paper plates and napkins but it was good to have a hot meal and feed our friends and family.

    But...we did order pizza the next day, LOL. Sometimes it's just too much stress.

    Erika
  • Wed, Oct 20 2010 11:18 AM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Meals and Moving

    Great minds think alike .. when we moved to this house I had a pork but in the roaster oven ( which is really a large crock pot)  and crock pot potatoes and crockpot  veggies .  I had dinner or a good snack ...

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Oct 20 2010 1:28 PM In reply to

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    We were usually so busy with the move that breakfast was doughnuts bought on the discount rack the night before and a hot & ready pizza that the last time we moved was $5 for a large. Not the healthiest thing to eat but quick and easy.

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  • Wed, Oct 20 2010 2:12 PM In reply to

    • allie
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    Re: Meals and Moving

     When we moved in August, we got home to northeastern IN from southern VA on Thursday and needed to be back on the road by Sunday evening.  We ate meals like chicken nuggets and fries in the oven, hot dogs, pizza (take out), and on Sunday ate out on our way back to VA.  That was the hardest,most tiring move of my life and I've moved quite a few times.  There is no way I could have kept up with cooking, cleaning up afterwards, and doing all the packing and sorting we had to do so quickly.  We had only spent 4 days at home during July/August and that was 2 days on 2 different weekends.  We didn't have time to pack ahead of time.   As it was, we got most of the things inside the house and had to go back Labor Day weekend to get the rest.  At least that weekend was easier as we spent it with his family and it only took a few hours one day to load the rest of our things.

  • Tue, Jun 25 2013 2:21 PM In reply to

    • mattw
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    Re: Meals and Moving

     Sounds delicious! I recently got a crockpot and will definitely be making new recipes soon.

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