My dear, sweet husband wants to toss around our routine today. He wants to eat supper at lunch time, then go play Putt Putt for the afternoon! So today I'm having to think backwards a bit. It's only 10:45, but I'm about to go and begin supper preparations.
Years ago, when Wes was in the Air Force and we didn't have any children, Wes was working what we called "mids," the 3:00-11:00 p.m. shift. Each day, I would make our supper at lunchtime, then he'd take either leftovers or a sandwich to work with him, and I'd eat the same at home. Surprisingly, we liked this schedule. He liked it because he got a good meal before he left for work (I wouldn't have sent him to work on just a sandwich!), and I liked it because the major work of the day, in relation to cooking, was done. After he went to work, I could do my own thing, just stopping to get a sandwich when I got hungry. I've also read that it's better to eat lightly in the evenings - breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper - and we did feel better not eating a heavy meal in the evening. There have been several times over the years since then that we've had our big meal in the middle of the day, but only on days when the schedule called for it. I've thought several times lately about changing our supper meal to midday; I think I'll mention it to Wes and see if he wants to relive old times! ;)