—Ann Evans, "Make your own tasty fakeaways," Coventry Evening Telegraph, August 16, 2008
Shoppers trying to survive the credit crunch are also spending less on takeaways and making home-made "fakeaways" of their favourite dishes, according to Sainsbury's.
The supermarket chain said sales of plastic lunch boxes have shot up by more than a third (36%) in the past month and sandwich bag sales have also risen by a quarter (25%).
—Beverley Rouse, Cash-strapped stop buying sandwiches and takeaways," Press Association Newsfile, July 28, 2008
Alison continued: "A staggering third of all the food we buy is thrown out, according to recent research, so what tastier way is there to tackle an environmental problem and save a lot of money? Leftover vegetables and meat are ideal ingredients for curries, and pizzas lend themselves to a huge range of toppings. Cooking fakeaways at home is great fun and is the perfect way to love your leftovers."
—"Sainsbury's reports the emergence of the 'fakeaway'," Twelve Thirty Eight, July 17, 2008
The North American variant on the "meal to go" sense is takeout, which dates to about 1968. So is there a fakeout variant, too? Yup, but it's fairly rare. Here's an example:
—Carrie Munroe, "Wrapping things up in the kitchen and at the Bee," Modesto Bee, August 23, 2006
home meal replacement