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To those of you eating/drinking 100% from your home

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If you decided to order pick up, take out, whatever.....what would it be?

This was our dinner conversation tonight has we had steaks, mashed and corn.

The votes around our table.
Me: Chinese food
DH: Pizza
DD 14: Kentucky fried chicken or Texas Road House
 

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TX road house shut down here. I will take a pass on KFC. I could split the difference with Chili's (3 minutes away; always great food)

We have a great gourmet Chinese food place up the road with The Best crab rangoon ever. That would be the Indie I'd want to support.

I have been hankering for a pizza. Frozen crap baked at home is NOT the same and it has been many MANY years since I made my own so not happening now. It's a bit farther now, but I could see cruising for Noble Roman's Deep Dish Sicilian. That is Happy Food for me.

I have not had anything I didn't make since ... beach trip around Feb 22 when I gorged on seafood. I don't mean all from scratch - I am not above Campbell's soup, there have been a few tv dinners. Tonight was a big ole grilled cheese and tomato soup. We are slipping back to winter.... tomorrow will be a massive omelet.
 

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We have been doing one take out dinner a week, and then take out breakfast on Sunday.

So far we've had: pizza, Japanese, Italian (twice). Tomorrow night we're going to do Mexican. These have all been from local restaurants.
 

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The one take out meal we've had in three weeks of quarantining ourselves was from a local Mexican restaurant we like. They have the best food.

Dave
 

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We haven't eaten anything out since about three weeks ago when we just went through DQ for some Blizzards. Today my wife said she would be okay with just having McDonalds. We literally have one two minutes away. For a while we were sick of it as we moved here and got drive through or carry out there quite a bit just after our move. I made homemade sweet and sour chicken tonight. Green peppers, onion, the battered chicken and homemade sauce. I have done this before. I think it tastes better than take out. We have yet to find good take out Chinese food around here.

There really isn't anything I crave that much right now, but Chick-fil-a sounds pretty good. The last time I drove past one about a week ago, their line was still wrapped around the building like usual.
 

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Not many take out options where we are now. But two local restaurants have Easter dinner specials. We ordered and will do curbside pick up Sunday. I'm looking forward to a nice dinner that somebody else cooked. :)
 

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It was my birthday Tuesday so we ordered twin lobsters (steamed) and two pounds of steamers (ipswich soft shell) clams that we cooked at home. Other than that, I have been cooking. There are several places nearby that do a variety of seafood and Caribbean inspired tacos and I do have a craving for those. So maybe next week. We are also lucky to live by the ocean where there is a large commercial fishing fleet. they usually sell to restaurants on Long Island and NYC but with so many closures, they are selling and delivering to locals. We have had scallops and fresh fluke several times in the past three weeks.
 

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We’ll do takeout tomorrow. Don’t know what yet. But we have ham for Easter.

We have had McDonalds a couple of times. It really close we haven’t had it in a long time so it was actually good. We may do a pizza or one of the local sub shops that I have been hearing about. But if it’s my wife’s turn to decide, it will be Zippy’s. She loves Zippy’s.:)
 

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Our locally owned restaurants are really struggling, so we are ordering take-out 1-2 times a week. We have a favorite Thai place, and DW LOVES their chicken soup, I am all about their green curry. (about $18). Another night we ordered family style baked chicken thighs and garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli spears. We ordered for 4 and it was a LOT of food for 2 nights, beautifully packed in an aluminum pan for keeping warm or re-heating ($22). The only time we went for a chain franchise- I know they are locally owned and hire local people too- I felt like pizza, so it was a take-n-bake Papa Murphy's thin crust herb chicken pizza. Gosh, it looks like all we eat is chicken. Yup. It's not chix exclisively, but we don't eat a lot of beef. Unless I do steaks on the grill- which we do about once a week or so. I usually fix Mexican at home- tacos, or enchiladas. I've balked at take-out Mexican because I really don't want a big plate of refried beans and Spanish rice.
Does a Costco rotisserie chicken count as take-out? W got one of those last weekand worked on it for 3 days. Finally finishing it off as soup with lots of veggies and a casserole.

Jim
 

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Tonight I made Dinner. Spaghetti sauce from scratch. The Meatballs were a mixture of Spicy Italian Saugage and Hamburger. Tomorrow Patti is making Poutine. The Gravey is made with Chicken Broth, Beef Broth, and Catsup. To those not familiar with it, it is Gravey and Cheese Curds over French Fries.
 

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Does a Costco rotisserie chicken count as take-out? W got one of those last weekand worked on it for 3 days. Finally finishing it off as soup with lots of veggies and a casserole.

Jim

I have seen you mention before about how many meals you get out of one of those Costco chickens. You must really follow the serving sizes on those.:)

Every time we buy one, I cut it in half and I eat one side and my wife eats the other.:)
 

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I have seen you mention before about how many meals you get out of one of those Costco chickens. You must really follow the serving sizes on those.:)

Every time we buy one, I cut it in half and I eat one side and my wife eats the other.:)
We have several side dishes alongside the bird. I don't think either of us could eat half a Costco chicken- That would be over 1 1/2 lb of meat each. I remember roasted chicken joints in my younger days where they served a half chicken, but they were smaller birds and I had less sense.
 

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We have several side dishes alongside the bird. I don't think either of us could eat half a Costco chicken- That would be over 1 1/2 lb of meat each. I remember roasted chicken joints in my younger days where they served a half chicken, but they were smaller birds and I had less sense.
Aren't the chickens only a little over 3lbs? There are a lot of bones in there, so not sure that there would be 3lbs of meat on one? We usually get two meals out of a chicken. First day we carve the chicken and have it with some sides. The next meal may be the same or perhaps turned in to chicken tacos or something else.
 

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For lunch, we've been rotating between McD's, Arby's, Zaxby's.
Also, leftovers from better take-outs, plus our own brats.
But tomorrow, we're having a home-made salad! YUK. o_O
 
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We've been getting take-out from our usual mix of restaurants 2-3 times a week, trying to support them through this time. It is a mix: Thai, Greek, Mexican, Italian, pizza. Mostly independent restaurants, but a couple of chains mixed in.

Kurt
 

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I'm afraid to eat food someone else has touched, so we are cooking at home. Locally we have Papa Murphy's pizza which they assemble and you take home to cook. I think that would be safe if 425 degrees kills COVID19.
 

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In Western New York during the Lenten season the go to meal on Friday is Fish Fry. We've ordered from a couple of nearby by bars and it's been very good. Otherwise we cook at home.
 

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Yanni's Penne Chicken Marsala. Local restaurant, Greek (Yanni) and Italian (his wife) and so, so good! We've had it twice and it's so good! We had it last night and had the leftovers for lunch today. Second would be good Italian pizza.
 

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I'm afraid to eat food someone else has touched, so we are cooking at home. Locally we have Papa Murphy's pizza which they assemble and you take home to cook. I think that would be safe if 425 degrees kills COVID19.
There is an excellent video that has been going around about how to sanitize your groceries and there is a bit at the end about what to do about take out. First, remove the items from the containers and throw the containers away. Next microwave the food for about a minute.
 

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We've ordered take out a couple times over these past few weeks. It's been very good and a nice break from cooking. We try to support our local restaurants rather than fast food or big chains.
 

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It would be my favorite local restaurant that serves gluten free
SUSHI, CHINESE, THAI,
VIETNAMESE food
Unfortunately it temporarily closed. I hope they will open when things are better.
 

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I'm afraid to eat food someone else has touched, so we are cooking at home. Locally we have Papa Murphy's pizza which they assemble and you take home to cook. I think that would be safe if 425 degrees kills COVID19.
This is also our concern and we have only done 2 curbside pickups at our golf course restaurant.
 

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Had ribs delivered from a local new place that had just opened prior to the start of covid last night. Were great. Trying to support our local small entrepreneurs during this crisis.
 

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We've eaten 100% of our meals at home since our "Safer At Home" effective 3/25. That said, we were going to get carry-out from a local bowling center (one of my members) but they were slammed with orders, and in fact, ran out of their Friday Fish Fry so we didn't get to help them by buying. Seems in some/many cases here, the ones I would like to help (and are close to where we live) are being fully supported by their local community regulars. Which is AWESOME!

As was already mentioned, the smaller "mom & pop" family businesses are the ones most vulnerable at this time, so supporting them will be a long way in helping to restore them to the business levels they were at prior to COVID-19.

That's not to say the chains aren't suffering too, and their employees don't need the work. I personally just feel McDonalds and others are far more likely to have the infrastructure and financial capability to weather this storm . . . so please support small, local businesses.
 

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Since our SiP orders started a few weeks ago, we have had 2 nights of Costco pizza and 1 night of Chinese takeout. The pizza was bought on our grocery shopping trip. That’s it!
 
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