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When You Let the Husband Do The Shopping!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

DH had to drive to Glendale by himself this time. He had appts on Monday and Wed. and it's a real hassle to transport the cats -- they do not like car rides. So I stayed home! On Wednesday I told him the few things I thought we would need.

Now you have to know that some men are good shoppers, some aren't. Mine happens to be an excellent shopper. He just doesn't know when to quit sometimes. He called about 7:45 on Wed. night to say he had just left the house. So shortly after 9:00 he arrived at home (summer home in Yarnell). I was pleased as he started bringing in bags of things he had shopped for. My pleasure rapidly turned to shock when I saw he had enough perishable food to fill two refrigerators the size of ours.

What were you thinking????? I ask him. He gives me a blank look -- as I rush about trying to fit everything in. Big containers emptied into smaller ones, a few things thrown out. Finally after putting a few of the veggies like artichokes in a cooler with the frozen ice packs, I was finished!

One thing is for sure! We can eat like a King and Queen and not have to worry about going down to the "big city" for supplies anytime soon. And next time I'll be going with him -- to curb his appetite for "stocking up." Come to think of it, after the ton of groceries he carted in, the only fresh fruit I got was some bananas and a box of strawberries. (It's what I like) But we have plenty of steak and chops (it's what HE likes). I wonder who won this round?

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  • SKATER787
    I'm in the process of buying another fridge as I'm gearing up to cook big. I want to be able to have a month of food in the freezer and the space for all the fresh foods that I bought for the preparation. I find that what is holding me back on my cooking is that I don't have enough room in the fridge when I go shopping for fresh foods. So I'll find out how the 2nd fridge will work. It's scary because I'm afraid the 2nd fridge will be an overkill and a waste. I'll see if I have the courage to go ahead with it.
    1702 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    I think it's a "guy thing" guy always says " It won't go to waste!", and we end up having 2 or 3 of everything.....Thank goodness he shows restraint with perishables.....YIKES! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1704 days ago
  • LIS193
    Ha ha - he sounds like my DH, if one is good, two is better and why not some more??
    Guys get hungry :)
    1704 days ago
    sounds familar i wonder if you husband and mine are distantly related,lol
    1705 days ago
    I can relate in that my buying is minimal but I look at the full fridge at R's and think "So much will be wasted or eaten when it should be trashed".
    I am trying to eat up my pantry and freezer and only buy fresh and be very careful about that.
    Today, I have loads inthe fridge as the big deck project meant I needed to have lots to feed a hungy crew. But now they're gone and I will prob have enough food to last me the week!
    And we ate like kings and I gained a pound over the wkend. Sigh.
    1707 days ago
    Lol, my husband has the same philosophy in shopping! When in doubt, just buy two of everything!
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    1709 days ago
    Oh my gosh my hubby does the exact same'd think we had a hidden bomb shelter too, lol.

    It's just the two of us right now as our son is away for some training and our DD is at college but he always buys enough to feed a family of at least six. His reply is always, "Well it was such a great deal, I couldn't pass it up". He forgets that we really don't need 6 of everything!

    I try not to complain too much though as he really loves to shop and he does get the best bang for the buck! :)
    1710 days ago
    I understand cause my hubby would have done the same thing. emoticon
    1710 days ago
    I should have such a problem! Once or twice my ex did the shopping. He'd come home with absolutely NOTHING on the list and then tell me "this is all they had," which I knew wasn't true. He just didn't want to put in the effort.
    1710 days ago
    Sounds a bit like my DH, too, (when he has what he thinks is "plenty" of money) but he gets dumb stuff like candy and stuff to make cakes, etc. Don't think I've ever seen him go overboard on vegies, but sometimes meat. Anyway, yup, you should keep him, I reckon. He's a pretty good guy! He brought home the "bacon"!!!
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    1710 days ago
    Too funny! But hey, sounds like he's a good hunter/gatherer! emoticon Def hang onto him! :)
    1710 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2013 10:29:41 AM
  • JACK714
    I make out the weekly menus. I make out a shopping list. We go shopping and buy only what's on the list. Hard to know what to buy if you don't have a list. lol
    1710 days ago
    It sounds like you have some training ahead of you. emoticon
    1710 days ago
    Mine is a good shopper but he goes the other way only buys a little then we have to go back in two days to buy more - you just never know about men
    1710 days ago
    1710 days ago
    Consider your self lucky no matter what. Mine never bought anything in 13 years we were together!
    1711 days ago
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  • DALID414
    The boyfriend goes overboard shopping too. I've learned to not ask for junk food because he'll come home with the king size chocolate bar or family size bag of chips
    Live it up Queen Eve! emoticon !
    1711 days ago
    Sounds like the way my DH would shop. He probably would never get to the fruit and vegetable aisle. emoticon He use to do much of the shopping, but not since we really started eating healthy.
    1711 days ago
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