The Rearview Mirror

Name that Meal

What do you call the noon meal? The evening meal? A lot depends on where and when you were raised.

Growing up on a farm in northeast Arkansas in the 1950’s, I knew the noon meal as dinner. It was the big meal of the day in the summer. Mom would usually cook a big pot of beans, (white one day, pinto the next), fresh green beans or purple hull peas, stewed potatoes, a pan of corn bread, and whatever was in the garden at the time. How I loved that fried eggplant! Add those fresh, ripe tomatoes and sliced cucumbers, and it was a meal fit for a king. The evening meal was supper and was usually the leftovers along with a sandwich or burger.


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