Friday, August 29, 2008

If you don't hear from me in a while....

....it's because I am cleaning out my pantry, and I am pretty sure something is alive in there.


Since I am procrastinating I think I will take a random poll.  

When you run out of something, like say chocolate chips, or a gallon of milk, or some some important ingredient from a recipe you are making, do you send your husband to the store to go get it? 

I can literally say that in 13 years of marriage I haven't ever asked The Mister to go out and get something for me last minute (he may read this post and remember for me, but I don't think I have.) It just never occurred to me to do so. If we don't have an ingredient, I either don't make it or I go get it myself (although this very rarely happens...my going to get it, not my running out of something needed).

I was talking to my cousin the other night. She is in her second trimester of her first pregnancy and we were laughing about her crazy cravings, which are not so much about crazy foods, but crazy times she wants those foods. For instance, she was craving the banana bread late one night. Not just any old banana bread but the one made from her great grandmothers recipe. This recipe makes A LOT of bread, and she only had so many bread pans, so she sent her husband to the grocery store at 11:30 at night to buy another bread pan.

OK, I would never have done that. And I'm pretty sure The Mister wouldn't have been too keen on going to the store in the middle of the night either.  This of course got me wondering if the The Mister and I are abnormal? (that's sort of rhetorical question, we are quite secure in our abnormal-ness. For the most part.) 

Anyway, that is why I am polling y'all. Do you run out and get items needed, or do you send your husband. I want to know your thoughts on this. I am also asking this because the blog has been eerily quiet this week and I am starting to get a complex. 

Talk to me!

All right. All right!! I am going back to the pantry now.

18 comments:

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Andy's been on many-a store run for me, but I don't remember any of them being in the middle of the night.

Often I'll run out myself (or make something else)... but sometimes if I'm actually IN PROCESS and can't really leave (or nursing a baby back when I HAD a nursing baby and also couldn't up and leave), he'll run out. We live down the street from a store, so it's really no biggie.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I think I do both. If I'm home and can run and get it, I usually do. But if I'm making dinner and realize I've forgotten tomatoes, I'll sometimes ask John to stop by on his way home and pick 'em up for me. I'd say I'm split about 50/50.

stephanie j. said...

Poll answer. The only time I send Chad to get something is if he is already out and about. I'll call him on his cell. I feel like it is my job to take care of this aspect of our homelife just because his time is so valuable and limited.

Not once during either of my pregnancies did I send him on a craving run. I didn't have a ton of strange cravings though. I just kept stocked up on my crave o' the day. Most of my cravings required a restaurant visit though and were very specific like teppanyaki style steak with ginger sesame sauce (we were in Utah and there was a reasonably-priced teppan restaurant, but we only did that once) or Fazollis's (the salt lick of the world) garlic bread sticks and caesar salad. My strangest one was a crisp bean burrito from Taco Time (a west coast chain). I hadn't had one since high school! I drove 15 miles out of my way on the way home from work to get one. HA!

I'm pretty good about keeping our pantry stocked. It's the fresh stuff that I sometimes run out of.

Rae said...

I too have been married for 13 years but I have asked DK MANY A TIME to run out for me. It's usually milk we're low on or out of. We do not shop on the Sabbath and I usually discover at 11:30 Saturday night there is not enough milk to get us through until Monday. He happily runs down to the local gas station (they have the best milk prices) and picks up a couple of gallons.

The other thing I never seem to have on hand are eggs! Be glad you are not my neighbor because I'd be ringing you up asking if you had an egg or two to spare! :)

Karen Joy said...

I used to never ask my hubby to go to the store. Ever. I think it's just because my mom never asked my dad, and it just seemed like that's something I should take care of myself. The last couple of years, though, he's been volunteering... I no longer feel weird about asking him to stop on his way home from work and pick something up. And, if I'm really pressed for time (or earlier, in this pregnancy, when I was really sick), he'll actually take my list and buy everything I need. But, as far as cravings go, and asking him to go somewhere in the middle of the night?? I wouldn't do that, and I don't think he'd volunteer.

JanMary said...

My dh usually only does supermarket dashes if we are having people for dinner, and at the last minute I realize we are out of cream, or that I have over whipped the cream and it now resembles butter! He does go, but with a certain grumpiness.

ali said...

WD is always having to pick up Kroger's yummy, delicious, must have it natural peanut butter for me! But that's mainly because the nearest Kroger in 30 minutes away and he works nearby. He's always been good about heading out to pick something up.

jenny said...

Roger will pick things up if it's something he wants! Failing that my 2 eldest are allways usefull (!) & at 14 & 12 still appreciate the freedom of being allowed out alone! (our local shops are less that 1/2 mile away!)

jenny said...

Appologies if I've posted this twice! (I'm not good at this!). Roger wil pick things up if it's something he likes/wants (!) but failing that I am lucky enough to have a 12yr old & 14yr old who still like the freedom of going out alone!! (our local shops are less than 1/2 mile away).

Blue Skies said...

We do all three. It depends on how badly we want what was about to be prepared. The other morning we had only enough pancake syrup for the girls. Rather than go without, which I was happy to do, Mike ran out to get more syrup. He'll also do that for chocolate chips when he has a taste for chocolate chip cookies. I'm the one more likely to not worry about it and make do.

Chel said...

Oh, sure, he runs to the store for me. Are you kidding? A few minutes alone in the van listening to baseball talk radio on the XM without any kids? He's FAST to offer to go to the store for me. :)

Tiffani said...

Oh my yes, I've sent my hubby out before...it's rare, but it has happened. My pantry is crying out to be cleaned! The ducks at a nearby pond LOVE us because we don't just take bread...we take stale cheetos, raisins, and anything else we can "recycle" from just sitting in there too long! Enjoy your long weekend!

Megan O. said...

I am calling my husband constantly asking him to pick up one or two (or ten) quick things on his way home. Every once in awhile he goes out for me to get something and he's always really great about it. I married a good one!

Michelle said...

Hi Kellie ~~

I was just browsing looking for blogger templates & yours was mentioned on a website. My blog is fairly new, & I'm still trying to decide whether I want a background, or to keep it simple & the cream color it currently is (blogger doesn't give many options). I LOVE your template ~~ that olive color would go very well with my froggie header :) Did you create it yourself, or did you get it from a site??? Would you mind emailing me & letting me know?? My addy is milwaukeemommy @ yahoo dot com

Thank you!!

BTW ~~ your blog looks like lots of fun ~~ I'm bookmarking it to read later!! And yes, my hubby is CONSTANTLY picking stuff up from me, but it's usually on the way home from work. Rarely do I make him leave the house to get something :)

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

I have definitely sent him to the store...not for bread pans late at night though! Usually I ask him to stop on his way home. If he is already home, I give him the option. He is so sweet, he usually just goes if he thinks I want him to!

Anonymous said...

The last time I sent someone to the store for something, it was my brother-in-law. He was the one wanting the sweet tea with dinner anyway. I was out of sugar due to my kids baking activities, and tea without sugar isn't an option around here. Hubby was running late and b-i-l had nothing better to do. Usually, I just make something else or get hubby to stop on the way home if he's still at work.
So -- are y'all coming or not!?! (Ask me about our Sonlight field trip for the core you're doing.)
K1

Tanya said...

I'm sorry about the silence-induced complex. I've been crazy-busy lately and am just now catching up on your blog. :)

To answer your question: Yes, my mister goes out any time day or night to get me what I want and I seldom hesitate to ask. In fact, he often does it without me asking or he asks me what he can do for me. It doesn't happen too often now, but when the kids were younger and when I was pregnant, he was at CVS every day, several times a day. Fortunately, it's only three blocks away.

meh said...

Dude... you got a lot of comments on this one. Guess you are over your "complex" now. (: Just catching up on my blog-reading so I am a tad bit late on this but I will comment anyways. With D3 driving, I have a very willing run-to-the-store person. He hops up and happily grabs his keys the minute I say, "Oh shoot, I am out of..." I am enjoying every bit of this stage of our life (the teen years) that I possibly can!!