Originally Posted by PattY1
But you both post that you eat DESSERT every night. Same thing, just not part of the dinner meal.
Yes, you're correct. Glenn and I usually have some sort of dessert most nights. However, as I was brought up, our evening food consumption ended with the last bite of the evening meal. That's just how it was and I accepted it as the norm and have continued in the same manner the rest of my life.
Having said that, since we do have a dessert most of the time, it's usually a small piece/slice of something. For example, I made a dozen cupcakes the other day. They'll last about a week, actually 6 days. We have had cakes go stale because Glenn and I really aren't sweets eaters. Just a little something to complete a savory meal.
Growing up we never had any sort of snack food in the house. Well, they really weren't around much then. At least not in the volume and variety we see today. The only time we had chips in the house was when my parents cooked hamburgers or hot dogs on the grill during the summertime, and they were eaten as part of the meal. By the same token, my children grew up under the same conditions, so they're not big snackers either.
I'm still finding this topic very interesting and informative. It wasn't my intent to derail the initial discussion but, what's been discussed as a result of my question has been fascinating.