Friday, May 23, 2014

Corn Flakes for Supper

      In many rural areas the evening meal is referred to as supper. The noon meal is dinner. Many rural people have the main meal at noon. This is a huge meat and potatoes kind of meal. Lunch may sometimes be eaten in mid afternoon. So I set this up so that what comes next makes sense.

      No work was done on Sundays on our farm. It was a day of rest. Church was attended three times in the day. Sunday dinner was a major affair. By  Sunday evening meal time, people were tired from good eats and sitting around resting. 

      Many Sunday evenings Mom would say, "What should we have for supper?" One time some little kid, maybe me, enthusiastically said, "Corn flakes!" A couple other little kids said, "Ya, ya!" So this was easy for a very tired Mom because a few little kids could set the table and get the corn flakes ready. This  odd Sunday evening meal was eaten from time to time. Other people just shook their heads about our evening corn flakes meal. 

     The first time my brother brought his girlfriend , (wife to be) out for supper, it was Sunday night and the impromptu menu  turned out to be cornflakes. One would have thought that would have ended the relationship but it didn't. Their family just changed the corn flakes meal to noon.

    Now does anybody else have an odd ball kind of meal to beat this one? 

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  1. Oh I love cereal for supper sometimes you poor old tired Mom was very wise:) Hug B

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    1. I've really learned something from this post. Many people like cereal for supper!

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  2. I eat the strangest things at any time of the day. Years of working watches of six hours in the day and four hours at night meant you hate what the galley provided.

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    1. Also living on your own allows you to run on a different schedule.

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  3. When my dad was traveling, my mom would often make pancakes for us for dinner (the evening meal). It's because we loved them and they were easy for her. We never had them when Daddy was home, though. :-)

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    1. We had pancakes as well. What was really cool is that we were allowed to drink coffee with our pancakes.

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  4. I often eat leftovers for breakfast, I live by myself.

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    1. I'm not sure why more people don't eat a breakfast of left overs.

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  5. I'm right there with you on the cornflakes Red. In fact, any meal can be a cornflake meal in my book, as long as there is lots of milk and sugar.
    As far as an oddball meal is concerned, then one that my father got us kids hooked on was grated cucumber (lots of it in a bowl), cover it with milk, and season with salt and pepper. Eaten cold.

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    1. From my German back gound we had cucumbers and sour cream.

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  6. Heaven knows what google did with my comment... I love your stories. Eating well at noon was important on the farm. My mom's family was at church three times on Sunday, too! Both parents were in the choir! Hubby's grandfather, with whom he lived, attended mass avery morning at 6 a.m.!

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    1. I wish people would eat stuff they prepare rather than prepared stuff.

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  7. Red, I have had cereal for supper a many a time :)

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    1. I'm finding out that my corn flakes for supper wasn't really that odd.

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  8. i will eat cereal for dinner every now and then. (dinner being supper - i grew up with breakfast/dinner/supper but had to switch to breakfast/lunch/dinner here.)

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    1. I still use supper but also use lunch.

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  9. I often have cornflakes for supper :)
    I used to eat cold, boiled potatoes for breakfast at one time - usually left over from Sunday Dinner!

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    1. I'm not sure why more people don't eat left over for breakfast. Your potato sounds like it missed the hash brown stage.

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  10. Cornflakes for supper sounds good to me because I often don't feel like cooking when I get home from work - but no, we generally eat a pretty traditional supper.

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    1. And another one who uses the term supper.

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  11. I don't know if its a strange supper meal, but often we have wholewheat pancakes with fruit and maple syrup or potato pancakes with butter and syrup and broccoli. For breakfast though a favourite of mine is apple crumble, I get the goodness of farm rolled oats with apples. I consider it a sweet variation of porridge, except the oats are firm, not mush.

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    1. Potato pancakes? Now do you know the German term or potato pancakes.

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  12. Popcorn. We usually have popcorn for dinner once a month. Sometimes followed by a small bowl of ice cream.

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    1. Now there's one I've neevr heard of!

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  13. We often have breakfast food for dinner. Not cold cereal though.

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    1. I love porridge in the winter.

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  14. I remember my Grandparents always called the meals dinner and supper. Just recently my Mom was hospitalized and the Dr. said something and she said she had had her dinner (lunch) he was young and taken back with her remark. I had to explain. We often have breakfast for our evening meal. I actually prefer breakfast food to just about anything else. :)

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    1. There can be a very wide variety that could make a good breakfast food.

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  15. I liked this story. We have had breakfast for supper/dinner that is not that odd.

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    1. I've been very surprised to find that many eat corn flakes for supper from time to time.

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  16. We have pancakes for supper, now and then, with some fruit. Fun and easy supper.

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  17. Sunday might have been a day of rest and no work---for the men, but if three meals had to be prepared the women were sure working hard. Cornflakes don't pour themselves after all.

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    1. You've got that right. The women put in long hours with very few conveniences.

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  18. A lot of the time, I'll just make popcorn in the evening, and husband will have rolls and peanut butter.

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    1. Sometimes you have to make things easy for yourself.

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  19. In common with practically every German family at the time we had bread and sausage for our evening meal. When there was sausage, of course.

    I believe that even today the main meal is eaten midday. My husband and I have recently gone back to the habit too, large heavy meals at night make for unquiet tummies.

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    1. Since my family were German, maybe that's where the got the idea of the big noon meal?

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  20. As a child I have eaten corn-flakes some time, mostly because of the masks on the cartboard box I liked so much.
    I never eat it anymore now and can't imagine it for supper....

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    1. As you can tell we were very informal. sometimes being informal was necessary and sometimes it was the culture we wee in and how we wee raised.

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  21. Sometimes, my Mom would make bacon, sausages n eggs for supper - We, as children thought it was really cool to have a breakfast meal at supper time - of course Red, this was long before breakfast became an all day event or popular evening meal out in public.

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  22. My cereal of choice is Grape Nuts which are becoming difficult to obtain in the UK.

    As for unusual meals my Godfather used to have trifle for breakfast if he possibly could (ie if there was any left over from the day before).

    Most of the time I live on my own and eat when and what I feel like at the moment unless I am cooking for friends or visitors.

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