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garbagegirl Sat 14-Jan-17 12:12:47

I am in charge of the food shop. It usually suits me fine, I do all of the cooking, mainly because I am alright at it and OH once tried to grill a chicken pie so we agreed he should just stay out of the kitchen as much as possible.

Today however I asked him what he would like from the shops and he said he would like "something to snack on. Healthy, easy to grab and eat on the go"

He refuses fruit.

What the hell is there that falls into that category?! I feel I should know this but my brain is mush today

(and yes, we do live in the 1950s wink but ultimately the set up suits us usually and we have been together 15 yrs and I have only recently started to feel a bit stabby so that's something!)

MatildaTheCat Sat 14-Jan-17 12:17:26

Plain nuts? Cereal bars ( not especially healthy), pre cooked lean meat,

Am struggling although obviously a sandwich can be eaten on the go but perhaps that's not what you mean by snack.

garbagegirl Sat 14-Jan-17 12:20:00

yeah I thought wafer thin ham (thats what I tend to snack on) but just wondered if I was missing something obvious

HermioneJeanGranger Sat 14-Jan-17 12:22:03

Nuts, cereal bars, plain popcorn, oatcakes.

LemonyFresh Sat 14-Jan-17 12:22:49

Rice cakes, nuts and seeds, cucumber and hummus, veg smoothies

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Sat 14-Jan-17 12:27:29

Rice cakes

MelanieCheeks Sat 14-Jan-17 12:31:01

Mini babybels. Little graze boxes or seed shot packets.

FrancisCrawford Sat 14-Jan-17 12:47:03

A carrot.

Fits all his criteria and is not fruit.

And will teach him a valuable lesson - either state what you want precisely or put up with what you get.

AnnieAnoniMouse Sat 14-Jan-17 12:52:03

If you get more stabby, then it might be time for a re think. There's nothing to stop him learning to cook, even 10 year olds can manage spag bol, baked chicken breasts & veg etc.

Grilling a pie is pure stupidity. Surely in 15 years he's grown up a bit?

Carrots, nuts, a little cheese - for this week, after that ne needs to be specific. He's not a toddler & you're not his mother.

IWantATardis Sat 14-Jan-17 12:54:24

Some pre-sliced vegetables.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 14-Jan-17 12:54:28

Snacks isn't cooking. Let him sort it out himself or tell you what he wants for the shopping list.

kittybiscuits Sat 14-Jan-17 12:56:14

I had to check back because I thought I must have misread and you were talking about your DS....

Hawkmoth Sat 14-Jan-17 12:58:17

Pickled eggs.

Venusflytwat Sat 14-Jan-17 13:22:38

Hard boil a few st a time and then leave them in their shells in the fridge.

Snack a jacks

harderandharder2breathe Sat 14-Jan-17 13:26:52

Tell him to grow up and choose something specific

QuestionableMouse Sat 14-Jan-17 13:27:20

Buy him a bag of carrots

pictish Sat 14-Jan-17 13:30:13

That he grilled a pie simply says he needs shown how to work an oven - they aren't complicated. I assume he's au fait with modern technology, uses a mobile etc? Then he can operate a bloody oven.

Allthewaves Sat 14-Jan-17 13:44:39

Veg sticks

Gingernaut Sat 14-Jan-17 13:46:05

A bag of carrot batons.

FrancisCrawford Sat 14-Jan-17 13:46:27

How about a rusk?

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Sat 14-Jan-17 13:48:10

That's all very well but what would happen if you were incapacitated for a period of time? My FIL had to learn to cook at 75 when MIL broke her arm. He did very well actually but he did say he wished he'd learnt 20 years ago.
Maybe send him to the supermarket to find what he would like to snack on so you can add it to the list.

IWantATardis Sat 14-Jan-17 14:12:05

That he grilled a pie simply says he needs shown how to work an oven

Or that he's doing it badly on purpose because he doesn't like cooking and wants to avoid the possibility of OP asking him to help out with meals.

FrancisCrawford Sat 14-Jan-17 14:19:23

That he grilled a pie shows nothing except
A) he couldn't be bothered reading the instructions and
B) he couldn't be bothered working out how the cooker works (either by asking or reading the instructions)

There is no need for anybody to have "to show" an adult how to use an oven. It is hardly something unusual or difficult to work out how to switch it on and set the temperature. If over 15 years he can't be bothered learning how to do the very basic and essential task of preparing food for himself (and heating up a pie doesn't come into this category, because there is zero preparation) then he should prepare himself for eating cold beans, apples etc.

pictish Sat 14-Jan-17 14:21:40

I do agree. I should have said 'work out how to use an oven' rather than suggest he is shown.
He's not eight.

kittybiscuits Sat 14-Jan-17 14:22:22

Studied incompetence!

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