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The 9 minute rule. 
 
Oct. 9, 2011 1:22 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2011 6:44 am
 yep, i had never heard of it either. but there is a 9 minute rule in this house. let me explain. it's for the most desriable food in/out of the refrigerator. 9 minutes...who came up with that? i mean i usually go grocery shopping alone, i make a list try to stick to it, but there is a cutie in the bakery with some great stuff. heck, it smells great and i'm always starving when i go...i know i'm stupid for going into a grocery store hungry, but it usually moves me to buy something to prepare that i wouldn't consider otherwise.ok, i buy too much. i'm bringing in the groceries sack by sack and the wife dutifully starts putting away the items. i finally finish and realize i'm about to make a boo-boo in my britches. the "library"" awaits. i grab the sports section from the paper, turn on the lights/fan and check how my teams are doing. i come out in a while...and yep, you guessed it...the 9 minute rule jumped up and impeded my progress towards a raspberry turnover.. i know milk has an expiration date...i check that. bread too. i doubt if bacon ever goes bad....always good to me. it seems like i have to milk the cows to get cowjuice fresh enough for my queen, green/yeller bananas...no bruises, sesame seed buns...so very picky. but really shouldn't the 9 minute rule at least start when you are out of the "library?" i know about the 3 second rule, but really that only apply


ies


s to dry food. ya have a shorter or longer time limit on good chow?
 
Comments
Oct. 9, 2011 1:54 pm
Arright, it'ts too darn early for refreshments pal. 9 minutes for what? To leave it out? before the floor officially claims it? I'm confused.
 
Oct. 9, 2011 1:57 pm
lol...before the wife consumes the treat YOU had in mind!
 
Oct. 9, 2011 2:01 pm
Oh THAT rule. In this house that rule only applies when the specified item is A. associated with chocolate or B. left on the table after we've finished dining. My wife likes the chocolate and will cherry pick the leftovers into submission all of course, at the 9 minute mark.
 
Oct. 9, 2011 2:20 pm
you gotta watch those trouser-snakes ,9 minute rule will keep us thin i guess, lol!
 
Oct. 9, 2011 2:25 pm
Ok...I don't even want to know what a trouser snake is.
 
Oct. 9, 2011 3:23 pm
LOL!!! Very true in our house!! *chuckling*
 
Oct. 9, 2011 9:21 pm
Well Gary, that's what you get for not abiding by the 6 minute rule! Snooze, you and your trouser snake Lose! BBBAAHHHAAA atta Girl Claire! Tell her I said so too! Next time pick a magazine w/o pictures and you will be done sooner. :)
 
Oct. 9, 2011 9:21 pm
Claire 1 >>> Gary ZIP!! lolol
 
Oct. 10, 2011 2:38 am
lol! i do that to hubby too.. just that he usually helps me put away the groceries so I dont frequently get the opportunity..
 
Oct. 10, 2011 2:38 am
:(
 
Oct. 10, 2011 12:20 pm
I need to read this again but I think I know what you meant by the 9 min rule but the blasted dog went after the 3 legged cat. gotta go
 
Oct. 10, 2011 12:49 pm
OK Gary - - you're a Southern boy - you should know about the time limitations on any food - but I'll refresh your memory once again - - - -1. If it (any food item) falls on the floor - as long as it doesn't linger longer than 3 seconds - it's fair game for anyone to retrieve said food item and proceed to claim rights and bites. 2. If said food item remains on the floor for 5-10 seconds then it officially becomes the property of the household cat 2. If said food item remains on the floor for 30 seconds then it officially becomes the property of the household blue tick hound which will dispense of said food and possibly the cat also. 3. If said food item is on the floor for one minute or longer it officially becomes the property of the visiting grandchild who will possibly eat it and/or smear it on the cat, the blue tick hound and/or the floor/wall. 4. If said food item remains on the floor for longer than 5 minutes and has not been apprehended by the cat, the blue tick hound, or the grandbaby - the grandpa will come along, pick it up, take a sniff and determine if he wants to eat it - which he usually does. NOW we get to the 9 minute Rule - - if said food item is NOT left on the floor, has an appealing sight and smell and there is no one's name indelibly ethched on it - - it becomes fair game for the queen of the house and all rights and bargaining agreements are null and void. - - - - Do you have any further questions?
 
Oct. 10, 2011 4:30 pm
sherri a troyser snake is ...oh never mind the ar cops would ticket me...lol!
 
Oct. 10, 2011 4:33 pm
dsng patty-cakes, i was trying to get some love and understanding here...instead...it's go claire, the trouser snake who stole my treat. love ya sweetie!
 
Oct. 10, 2011 4:35 pm
cuppycake you have hin well-trained. but he may be watching his ' finds' as well. smart fellow!
 
Oct. 10, 2011 4:38 pm
good GRIEFcat a 3-legged feline trying to escape a dawg....my money is on the 4-legged animal...good luck!!!
 
Oct. 10, 2011 5:19 pm
i luv to cook...you are stupendeous!! yep, agree..with everything you have written! a lazy fleabag, and a blue-tick hound, then grandpa...then you awesome! good luck, kick it under the counters is my way of getting my way.
 
Puck 
Oct. 11, 2011 9:49 am
Oh Gary, I can relate. Two teenagers live here, much to my chagrin, and it is not even remotely funny anymore. It is like a constant free for all, and nothing last for long. Nothing is worse than craving something, thinking you have it, and then discovering some brat came along and devoured it without even asking. The man is at the grocery store right now, and I have instructed him to purchase Snickers ice cream bars, as I have a hankering for them. When he gets home, I will immediately hide them in the freezer in the basement and will only eat them when everyone else has gone to bed. BF will say "That isn't fair to the kids, you should let them have some...we can always buy more." NO! Not this time! Every time I fall for that argument, I end up getting NONE!!!
 
Oct. 11, 2011 11:08 am
My ex used to get upset when there wasn't any ice cream left TWO WEEKS after I bought it - um, REALLY?!?! I will say that it's funny how stuff I bought for specific projects no longer disappear before I can use them - now that the nest is empty!
 
Oct. 11, 2011 1:44 pm
LOLOLOL I finally did what my Mom did years ago. If you want to eat it HIDE IT or DISGUISE IT! :)(: To xraybarb, I SO know what you mean but in a way it kinda made me teary to think I didn't have to hide my treats anymore. The DH doesn't bend at the waist so anything on the bottom shelf is safe LOLOL!
 
Oct. 11, 2011 1:47 pm
Oh and the cat is fine. It was what they were knocking over that concerned me. Poor Bane, the dog, he tries again and again to make friends with those cats but they want no part of him.
 
Oct. 11, 2011 4:08 pm
hi puck! i'm convinced they are conspiring against me....good grief all they are the wrappers on the counter ( evidence ), and never take responsibility ....plain cruel shoes, having to clean up and know ing SOMEONE has beat you to it! yeah, hide them hide them very well, maybe under liver are brussel spouts in the freezer, discard of the wrappers to the garbage can ASAP!
 
Oct. 11, 2011 4:31 pm
lol agree barb! but you watch the spouses too. i goofed and she found it while unloading the bags.
 
Oct. 11, 2011 4:33 pm
cat...you are SO CRUEL about hiding it in plain view but "out of reach", lmao!
 
nooney 
Oct. 11, 2011 11:00 pm
wait... you guys actually wait 9 minutes?!?! looks like i have lots of learning to do before i get married... but any husband of mine would know im ggonna steal all the goodies and buy extra! (hint for next time: hide ure extra!!!) haha :)
 
Oct. 12, 2011 9:33 am
trouser snakes? Gderr! You only bought one raspberry treat? Gderr! I live in a house with too much testosterone and there is no 9 minute rule here. It goes by size. You never reach for the last anything without a fork in your hand for fear of being stabbed. When the boys were small, I outranked them as I was bigger, now I am the smallest in my own house. Their size --aka arm reach---has surpassed me and I need to get one of those large wall forks people used to hang in the kitchen to grab a morsle of food:P
 
Oct. 12, 2011 2:40 pm
Am not! The poor old dear is just terribly unobservant and I take advantage of that fact :)
 
Oct. 12, 2011 4:57 pm
Next time, buy two!
 
Oct. 12, 2011 5:08 pm
hi nooney! nope the cooking-challenged wife has a nose like a monarch butterfly or something similar. she can SENSE or smell when their are goodies in the house. if not her, then the moose is called into play. you can't buy enough of some stuff to think you may have a treat later.
 
Oct. 12, 2011 5:13 pm
lmao redneck! i remember those monster king kong size wooded forks and spoons. folks would hang 'em in their dining rooms...like you needed to know the dining room table was for chow. i always thought it was hilarious! you may need to go the cellar basement trick on your rug-rats...see if they will try and search a dungeon for a treat!
 
Oct. 12, 2011 5:15 pm
cat you are cruel...buy that guy some glasses! unless the treats are extra special....hide the glasses.
 
Oct. 12, 2011 5:17 pm
sassy they can eat 2 donuts ( for instance ) when they inhale...i'm still pouring a cup of coffee.
 
Mamaw1 
Oct. 12, 2011 7:02 pm
At least the evidence of open/empty wrappers was left out for you to find. Mine cleans out the ice cream, and then puts the neatly closed EMPTY box back in the freezer.
 
srkim 
Oct. 13, 2011 8:27 am
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PetersLeonard82184506 
Oct. 13, 2011 4:32 pm
my best friend's mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here MakeCash7.com
 
Oct. 13, 2011 5:03 pm
ma you gotta love that...i did it to when i could finally reach the freezer door...lol!
 
Oct. 13, 2011 5:04 pm
oh, srkim blow me. and as for leonard PETERS...LET'S CHECK 'EM AND YOU CAN GO ...
 
Oct. 13, 2011 8:39 pm
ok, sorry...i just hate idiots that come on a recipe site with a come-on/saless type stuff.
 
Oct. 13, 2011 8:54 pm
you're ok Gary - and not alone - they've been pitchin their trash on several other members blogs - - as i said on RGN's blog - - they should be ashamed of themselves - but you would first have to have a conscious.
 
Oct. 14, 2011 4:49 pm
agreee luv to cook! let them ply their trades elsewhere.
 
Oct. 16, 2011 5:55 am
Mama must be related, EVERYONE eats everything except the ity-bity bit at the bottom...two crackers, 1/2 cup cereal, 2 scoops ice cream, 1 cookie, 5 chips, 4 peanut/cashews, you get the idea. Love discovering that AFTER going to the grocery store!! Gary, you haven't learned the hide and run trick?!?! Clare can't eat what she can't find!! :)
 
Doc 
Oct. 16, 2011 3:38 pm
Oh Heck,,I thought the nine minute rule applied to kneading bread....It's a fact that after you first turn out your bread on the kneading surface,,allow it to rest 9 minutes (by the clock) covered with a large bowl..this allows the bread to absorb the liquid and makes kneading much better and makes a better bread!!God Bless..
 
epic mealtime 
Oct. 16, 2011 4:11 pm
god bless..
 
Anne 
Oct. 16, 2011 4:58 pm
My only complaint is when the food that disappears is my lunch! which I have prepared the night before and left in the fridge to take to work in the morning. Then someone who didn't prepare lunch the night before sees it and takes it; and I have saved no one time except the person who did not plan ahead. Of course, overnight is many more than nine minutes, so I suppose that rule does not apply. (What about 9 hours?)
 
Oct. 19, 2011 2:05 pm
HIlarious...there are no words.
 
Oct. 21, 2011 6:44 am
omg I've been giving the hubs a 3day window to eat what ever treet he got for himself. This is so going to change. I have some catching up to do.
 
 
 
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