Just wondered what everyone does about eating. I know I should eat healthier, and I try some, but could do better. Here's a sampling of my daily meals:
On weekdays, I eat cold breakfast cereal, usually Rice Chex, with white toast and butter spread.
For lunch, I usually have a large, warm meal at the bank cafeteria not far from the office - something with pasta and chicken, if that's available, along with a roll with real butter and skim milk.
For dinner, I eat piecemeal with whatever is around the house that I can fix in our microwave. That often means hamburger or chicken thighs, along with either a microwaved baked potato or microwaved french fries, with an English muffin and butter spread. Then it's on to desert, which I only indulge in at dinner. It's usually a small bag of those tiny Entenmann muffins, like blueberry or banana chocolate chip, followed sometimes by taco chips. Cafeine Free Pepsi Free at dinner is a must.
Friday nights are often carryout nights for gyros or Italian beef and fries, or maybe pizza. Once in a while, we splurge for Chinese takeout on nights other than Fridays, but not too often.
Once in a blue moon I cook something special over the weekend, like a roast or an entire chicken. Otherwise, it's my usual staples, pasta with tomato sauce, hamburger and mushrooms, or chicken thighs.
That's a sample of what I usually eat, barring special occasions when we go out to dinner, which we don't do often.
I don't pay much attention to my characters' eating habits in my books, which I should. Next time around, I'll include them.
Time to eat now. What about you? What are your eating habits? What about the characters in your books? Do they have eating foibles? Please share.
When I'm really busy over the weekend I eat peanut butter on white bread to hold me down until I can eat.