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"The one who cooks is the one who shops"

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gwhappylife Sat 12-Jul-14 13:35:42


Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 15-Jul-14 17:14:10

I do the meal planning and the shopping (online) and most of the cooking during the week, DH cooks at the weekends.

Bonsoir Tue 15-Jul-14 17:16:54

I think catering is a single task, of which shopping and cooking are components. It's very difficult to split single tasks in two.

daisychain01 Tue 15-Jul-14 17:23:18

DP cooks and knows what ingredients we all like.

If I'm coming back from work via the supermarket I will ring DP and ask if we are short of anything. Or he will text me "can you pick up some spuds" if we are short.

If we have any special requests, like I fancied bubble and squeak the other night, so we ask beforehand and make sure we have the ingredients.

We all eat so we tend to share the duties except DSS he just eats us out of house and home

Not in our house. I generally plan the evening meal, I usually shop for it. Any of us will end up cooking it.

Last night
DH: any ideas for dinner?
SCSF: I bought some pork ribs, how about them in the oven with the spicy raspberry sauce?
DH: what about brussels?
SCSP: If you have to (ick), I bought baby squash to go with them
DH: ok, will do.

DH is usually much more willing to cook dinner if he doesn't have to plan it or go buy it.

Hassled Tue 15-Jul-14 17:41:42

I both shop (online - haven't been to a supermarket for a while now) and cook. DH will do the emergency weekend shop but will follow specific instructions after Poncegate where he decided to randomly substitute onions for shallots and cheddar for some random artisan cheese bollocks.

whois Tue 15-Jul-14 18:27:34

I mainly cook and probably mainly shop because DP wouldn't know we were out of saffron or sesame oil or other random ingredient as I don't write it down anywhere. However DP is very capable of picking up the 'top up' shops and generic ingredients that we use all the time.

Gillian1980 Tue 15-Jul-14 18:45:47

I do the cooking 99% of the time and I do the vast amount of shopping.

I enjoy shopping and prefer to do it by myself so that I can browse without my DH rushing me. If I ask him then he's happy to do some shopping but he will usually end up buying random stuff we don't need too!

ChickenMe Tue 15-Jul-14 18:57:56

Yep. In my experience if you send the man he comes back with none of the stuff you need, three packs of something you already have two of and a packet of pink wafers.

Happy36 Tue 15-Jul-14 19:00:40

We decided before either child was born that we would never make them go to the supermarket (until they are old enough to run that kind of errand...I´m counting down the days, only 5 more years or so to go). Therefore I go to the supermarket by myself. Occasionally my husband goes instead but the timetable means it´s me most of the time.

Then our housekeeper/nanny cooks the food. At weekends we cook our own although it doesn´t really go beyond scrambled eggs.

canweseethebunnies Tue 15-Jul-14 19:01:26

In this house we both shop and we both cook. I probably do about 70% of both, because I have more time. We rarely write lists. He'll ask me if there's anything we need sometimes, but I generally am happy for him to buy what he fancies. If I can't think of anything to cook out of the random selection in the fridge, then he cooks (he is far more inventive than me!).

Occasionally we end up doubling up with things we've both bought, but it's not really a problem. DP does a physical job, and he's like a human dustbin, so not a lot goes to waste!

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