This is purely for some Sunday fun, but I’m curious: Who eats ready-made meals and how often?
Just in case you have been living under a rock here is the timeline of how the scandal unfolded of horsemeat that was found in pre-packaged meals and processed meat products.
I will be upfront and say that, as an unwritten rule, we don’t buy pre-made meals. I completely blame Etienne for this as we often used to stand in front of the pre-made meal fridge/freezer in the shop, look at the price and then decide that we (he) could make it cheaper (and better) at home and then proceed to do so. I did buy some of those mac and cheese meal thingies from Woolworths a couple of times, but the kids refused to eat it, so we haven’t tried it since. To us that’s like taking a R20 note, tearing it up and flushing it down the toilet, times 3.
When I became a food label Nazi because of Daniel’s food allergies it became a game to check out the crap they put in those meals and I sometimes had to restrain myself from saying something to people in shops that load their trolleys with meals for the week from the fridge and freezer.
I have now calmed down to the Zen place of “each to their own” and I don’t care what other people feed themselves or their families, so this post really is not meant to be from a bad place, I’m really just curious. To prove this point I have made a lovely little (anonymous) poll for you to take part in of you so wish to.
What I want to know is this: Do you buy pre-made meals for your daily main meal or that of your kids, be that supper or lunch. Simple.
And remember: NO JUDGIES