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DEETHEDIETITIAN's Photo DEETHEDIETITIAN Posts: 356
12/5/10 9:25 P

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I am very glad to say that my hubby and I share the cooking & the food shopping. He is by far the better cook (I hate to cook) ~ and food shopping is much more fun when we go together!

We try to plan but we are both so busy that it is - as someone else here put it - catch as catch can. We do rely somewhat on convenience packaging ~ and eat out often as well ~ Though, we are trying to put a stop to that!


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12/5/10 4:22 P

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Husband does a lot of cooking and shops off my list. We need to do better on meal planning. I think I need to take back part of the cooking to make this happen and get our dinners healthier. It is tough as the two kids at home (age 15 and 19) have busy schedules and not always home for dinner so it is often not till 7:30 or so.

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CD4114604 Posts: 8,376
12/5/10 11:13 A

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Well...that would be me..since i live alone...but i do 'mooch off' my daughter and friend at times..calling..and going by their house to see what they have cooked..and i can take..lol...but i like cooking for myself since i don't use much if any salt..or spicy spices..(i can't tolerate HOT spices)

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12/5/10 9:04 A

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I do the cooking, and the shopping. Our schedule is crazy around here, and we do eat out far too often, but I try to make good choices there.

A typical week: Monday he doesn't get home from work until at least 9, usually later (board meeting night), and all he wants is a sandwich or small salad. I will have already eaten at a more normal hour. Tuesdays I do usually cook. Wednesdays we usually eat out with friends. Thursday I cook. Friday he gets home around 8, doesn't want a big meal, so it's a sandwich, maybe some soup, or a strombolli, something on that order. Saturdays we usually have lunch at home, but then are gone in the evening, so it's out again, or if we are home, he wants pizza or a sub...not so good. Sunday we usually are running errands, etc. so it's dinner out, and if we eat late enough, we don't even have an evening meal. He'll have a dish of ice cream or whatever... It's crazy.


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12/5/10 7:14 A

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Hubby has been doing most of the cooking (although I do the menus). My energy levels are still quite low, but being off work means I can do more cooking. Usually I have one good cooking day, and the next is spent falling asleep everywhere (I burned my favourite stock pot!) so it's still frustrating. I try to keep reminding myself that at least I'm doing more than I was doing!

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12/4/10 9:11 P

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I definitely do all the cooking and shopping for
our food. There's just the two of us. On occasions
my DH will shop by my list. I cook healthy,
simple meals. Neither of us are big eaters. My
DH is almost a vegetarian. I enjoy some meats and
I will buy something at a restaurant to bring home
and eat. We do eat beans, peas and other protein
rich foods. I would appreciate it so very much if
my DH did all the cooking. It would be a dream come
true!!!

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My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
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12/4/10 8:57 P

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We used to share cooking duties quite a bit, but for the past 3 years, I've been doing almost all of it. That's when I joined SparkPeople and changed the way I shopped, cooked and ate - eliminated most sodium, refined and processed foods and upped the fresh fruits, veggies, beans, and whole grains. I told DH how I was changing the way I cooked. I told him he could eat anything else he wanted to bring in, but this was how I was now going to prepare meals.......and if one of us died, I was going to Paris. He decided he definitely did not want me galivanting off to France on his life insurance and went with the program - his doctor absolutely loves me (cholesterol was cut in half, I got him out walking 2 miles/day, and really cut back on fats and sodium). He still does a lot of the grocery shopping, but now I have to send him with a very specific list - If the item listed is not there, DO NOT replace it with what he might consider a reasonable substitute - and sometimes need to go to more than one store/market to find items (retirement does have its benefits).

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SWARMSOFLIZARDS's Photo SWARMSOFLIZARDS Posts: 231
12/4/10 7:52 P

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My husband definitely does more of the cooking, even since I became a vegetarian (he isn't). We do the grocery shopping together on the weekends, and since I drive to work, I do any mid-week stopgap shopping. I've been meaning to take over more of the cooking, but he keeps volunteering and I keep feeling lazy! He'll usually make a big batch of something on the weekends that we can reheat for dinners during the week.

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12/4/10 5:25 P

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We're pretty much catch as catch can at our house. My husband is disabled and eats and sleeps at odd hours, and between work and school my daughter and I are both in and out of the house.

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SOUPY18's Photo SOUPY18 Posts: 3,314
12/4/10 3:16 P

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Now that we are both semi-retired we share in the oooking and shopping. Cleaning and laundry still are mine to wade through.
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JOCALAT's Photo JOCALAT Posts: 1,036
12/4/10 3:09 P

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My hubby and I both share the shopping and cooking....we all eat at different times during the week and eat together on Saturday and Sunday...his day goes until 8PM and I can't eat that late...the kids, 16 and 17 have their own schedules so it works for us!!

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12/4/10 1:45 P

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My husband when he isn't at sea does ALL the cooking and helps me clean up altho I try to insist. While he's gone like now, I eat the same things over and over again. Canned tuna and I are very close.

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12/4/10 1:17 P

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I do the cooking and the shopping for groceries. I do keep in mind low-fat, fresh veggies & fruit that are seasonal when shopping as I've found the most important thing of my dieting is NOT HAVING IT IN THE HOUSE, esp if it is a trigger food.
I do not plan meals but have things thawed or look at left overs & what we are in mood for since it is just dh & I to cook for. Good topic Inga!!!

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12/4/10 12:09 P

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I do the cooking. Recently for a couple weeks when I had a bulky dressing for lymphedema on my left arm and a splint on the other hand with 2 broken bones, my husband had to do the cooking. Our daughter brought us enough food for most of the first week - just needed stuck in the microwave. Then he put together easy things that I directed him to do.

I kind of plan what we will eat when I do the grocery shopping - my husband goes with me now since I need some help. I figure if I buy the proper foods our meals will work out fine. Also - if I don't buy things like potato chips we won't eat them.

I don't spend a lot of time cooking. I fix rather simple meals that are healthy and I know what the ingredients are. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEACEFUL-SPIRIT's Photo PEACEFUL-SPIRIT Posts: 16,620
12/4/10 10:53 A

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Who does the cooking at your house? emoticon emoticon Are your meals planned ahead of time, or do you often through things together? Are you conscious of making the meals low-fat, low-cal, low-salt, nutritious, anything else? Who does the grocery shopping in your household? emoticon

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