Dinner in some parts of the world is defined differently from how we do it here and so, I start off by defining it by the meal that we have after sunset usually between 7.30 to 9.30 pm.
I stopped having dinner three years ago and have not missed having it. Before stopping, I used to have a light dinner usually around 7.30 pm but never after 9.00 pm. So, today, this topic is really not applicable to me but I go down memory lane to do justice to the topic suggested by Maria for this week’s Friday post.
For thirty one years of my life, dinner, whenever I was at home was exactly two hours after my reaching home in the evenings. I say, whenever I was home as, on an average, I used to be out of station for fourteen nights a month on tour.
Why two hours? I would come home, fix my first drink of the evening, have a short chat with my late wife about the day and go off for a shower and change to return to have my second drink and watching TV or catching up with family matters and it would be time for dinner.
After I stopped working which coincided with my becoming my wife’s caregiver, I was the cook. Her mealtimes were sacrosanct and fixed at 7.30 pm. It was usually a light TV dinner that both of us had while watching dinner in the drawing room as opposed to lunch which was in the dining room. Fixing these meals was never a chore and it would hardly take more than thirty minutes or so and therefore the old routine of two hours to dinner went out of the window.
Now, my son and daughter in love eat dinner at any time that they find convenient and it is usually left overs from the afternoon lunch, or some thing that they would send for home delivery. I would not even know when they have as, by eight pm, I would have retired to my room for the night.
This is my contribution to this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, Padmum, Raju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad. This week’s topic was suggested by Maria. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.