Lunch for dinner?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
July 3, 2009 5:15pm CST
My hubby is working late. I don't feel like eating, and I have fed the baby. So I made my daughter a peanut butter sandwich, grapes, pretzels, tomatoes, and a glass of milk. This is the sort of thing I would make for lunch. But threw it together for dinner. Keeps the house cooler too. Ever just decided quick and easy would be ok for dinner?
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8 responses
• United States
10 Jul 09
Well, sometimes I'm at work and Quick and Easy is the only option I get. For lunch today, it was a baloney sandwich. Sigh.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Jul 09
That happens here sometimes. Tonight for example, my daughter wanted cheese and turkey, but no bread. She is just eating rolled up sliced cheese and rolled up sliced turkey. Toss some fruit on the plate and there is dinner. Easy for me.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Yes. We have done things like that many times here too. We work alot and sometimes we are too tired to cook and we just want something quick and easy so we can go to bed sooner than having to cook alot and wait longer.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
4 Jul 09
We do that alot. We also have breakfast for supper at times too. With the hot weather it is good to cook as least as we can.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Jul 09
Nothing wrong with that. You gave her a nutritious meal tha was easy and quick to prepare. Great idea. YOu could have given her cereal and fruit too as an alternative. We do not need heavy meals in this terrible heat that we are experiencing where I live. anything that is easy to prepare is fine by me but I do not do a ot of cooking as my son usually cooks dinner for us.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Yes, been having lots of days like that. And with the hubby sick it will probably be something like or ramen noodles. Our little home heats up quick!
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@katsmeow1213 (29016)
• United States
3 Jul 09
We've been doing a lot of that lately to save money. Tonight I nuked some chicken patties and a can of corn, and gave them all some potato chips. I had a bologna sandwich because oddly enough I was having a craving for it.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Girl there have been a couple times over the past month where I gave the kids CEREAL for dinner just because it was way too hot in the apartment to cook lol. But get this, you gave your daughter lunch for dinner; today I gave my kids dinner for lunch! I didn't know what to fix them until I looked in the refrigerator, and saw the porkchop dinner leftovers from the other night. I don't have a microwave, but I did get my AC this past weekend so it was very easy to pop everything in the stove and let it warm up as I finished cleaning house!
• United States
10 Jul 09
Really love that idea! I've read that eating a dinner type meal for lunch earlier in the day is actually healthier, especially for adults. Guess it's cause the meal gets digested and used for energy. Sometimes we get sucked into the conventional wisdom of what lunch should look like according to what they do on television shows and such and then follow that. A big lunch is always a good thing, especially for a kid. Will try this idea with my own daughter. She's a super picky eater, especially at supper but has no problem with anything I serve during the lunch meal. Guess it's cause of all the energy she has expended at playtime. Night time is more reserved and laid back. Time for a sandwich or something simple like that.