Do you consider your mid-day meal "lunch" or "dinner"? Or "supper".... I mean, some people have the biggest meal mid-day and a smaller, quick one later in the evening, and others reverse this. I know very well that it used to be the tradition among most agricultural people; the women would start the big mid-day meal right after breakfast. But when people started working away from home, lunch became lighter and the big meal happened when everybody got home for the evening. We had a little misunderstanding with DH's aunt and uncle over this. They said they'd make dinner for us, and we thought that was going to be maybe 4 or 5 in the evening. But when we got there at 12:30 or so they said they were starving because they'd been waiting for us to have "dinner." We had just stopped an hour before for lunch! I kind of like the tradition of having the big meal at noonish. By the evening, I'm tired, and it'd be nice to have the whole afternoon/evening free to get something done without having to interrupt my activity to cook a big meal. Obviously with kids in school and DH at work that would be silly. But those of us lucky enough to homeschool and have DH working on site could do it. Do you?