Before going home from the mall, do you always buy take out foods for home?

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@iskayz (5422)
Philippines
November 17, 2008 5:55am CST
Just like today I did that. I had a quick grocery shopping for my pets and before going home I bought some lasagna for take out. I always find myself doing that. Though its not in the budget and just had a quick trip to the mall, every time I pass by at food carts I order foods for take out. Even if I'm not hungry I would order foods for take out. Especially if its good for several days like donuts and bread and I can stock them in the fridge. If there are new goodies I see I try them out too and buy a few pieces, still for take out. There are times that even I am hungry I still prefer to order foods for take out. Especially burgers and pizzas. I've always enjoy it more when I am eating at home. I am more comfortable when I am eating at home. I also get to share the food with my pets. What about you guys? Do you always order foods for take out for home - how often? What kinds of foods for take out do you usually buy? Please do share!
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14 responses
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Hi there iskayz! Yeah, I always do that too. At least everytime when I still have extra money left. I buy foods for me, my husband and my son and if I have more money, I buy for my nephew too. If I have even more, also for my Mother and my two sisters and also my grandmother.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Wow! I hope you always have extra money so there's always food for everyone. Happy mylotting!
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Nov 08
I have a treat day once a week so when I go shopping on that day I will treat myself to whatever takes my fancy on that day. That way I do not spend too much money but I get to have a treat to look forward too. I usually just buy myself a bacon sandwich as that is what I like, I am not much for cakes and things.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Well I don't also get to spend too much cash on buying foods for take out. I seldom go to the grocery. Only when I have to buy my pets some food. I also like bacon sandwich. But I'm more of a tuna sandwich person. Take care!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Most of the time, we got to the mall during lunchtime. We have our lunch there so after shopping, in case we got hungry again, we just eat snack rather than buying food to take home. But sometimes, when we still want to eat some food and we don't have much time anymore, we bring home the food and eat it at home.
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• India
17 Nov 08
Yes I do. Grocery stores are regular things and I don’t carry much cash for a proper dinner. But I always manage to take home some snacks like chicken wings or fries or sausages or something similar. And yes, the shelves stocking the yummy ready to cook are pure temptation. But I seldom visit supermalls but when I do, I do so with the intention of serious shopping. The list is usually so extensive that I literally shop till I drop and have no energy left to go home and cook. So either I eat out or I take dinner home.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
19 Nov 08
They only have one mall here thats worth visiting. The take out food sellection is very limited and expensive. Sure cant blaim you for taking home lasagna. Its been years since I have saw this more or less taisted. Just had a friend from the states bring me some bags of licorice black another nonexsitant here. Lasagna I will dream. It is important to treat yourself to foods you need. :)
• United States
18 Nov 08
No, I don't. We either plan on eating at the mall or we don't go anywhere near the food court. Mall food is meant for the mall. For us, it's a treat, so we enjoy it there. Sometimes we'll get take out and eat it at home, but the mall is clear across town for us, so if we are going all the way over there for food, we eat it there.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
18 Nov 08
It just really depends. But usually when we go to the mall as a family we end up eating in the food court or ordering a pizza to take home. It is so nice to be able to take the night off from cooking after shopping all day. I get tired and that is the last thing I feel like doing when I get home. When times were better financially for us we would usually go to Olive Garden as a family and have dinner there. I know we will do that again when the economy improves. It is really fun and relaxing to do that! Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
18 Nov 08
it is something that I also like very much to take. but all the times it is not possible. may be we take the lunch at a very good restaurant at the mall. then we go back home.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
No, we usually head home to eat because our house keeper will have already prepared something. i don't like buying take out because I feel like they only give you a smaller portion than what hey would serve if you ate inside the restaurant. However, some restaurants in the food court are quite generous, and those ones I'd be willing to go to once in a while.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Nov 08
Nope. I either don't have the money to spare or what I prepare at home tastes better. I'm definitely not a commercial of fast food eater. I like to cook my own food or prepare something the way I like it. Malls and other food merchants never do that for you.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
17 Nov 08
It depends on the time and how much money I have. Usually I just eat it at the mall. The only problem with that is that a lot of times the tables are all taken and it's hard to find a place to eat. lol. I prefer taking it with me if I can. I like fast food like hamburgers and fries.
@xlinzixx (511)
17 Nov 08
everytime i go shopping i always seem to buy take away food as im leaving lol i dont know why i just cant help myself lol. i always end up with either a pizza or chinese food. i probs do that about once or twice a week i realy must stop it though because their quite expensive lol.
@rainmark (4306)
17 Nov 08
Hwen i was in Philippines, yes i do that.And most of the times is from fastfood chain like jollibee or kfc or mcD's. But not more often i only do that when i am tired of cooking for the dinner and if someone requested me to buy something for dinner. Cheers!
@orevro (716)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yes, sometimes, i do groceries, othertimes, i buy loads of bread for my dad.. It's sort of a habit that after going out, even if it's not from the mall, I buy something for my dad or my mom, for my dad, a loaf of bread or chocolates, and for my mom, fruits:)