By Julie Garden-Robinson
Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service 

Prairie Fare: Is your evening meal 'dinner' or 'supper'?


November 7, 2022

Leftover chili can become the basis for a second meal when served with baked potatoes topped with cheese. (Pixabay photo)

When I was in grade school, I used to walk the short distance home for dinner around noon. After school, I was really hungry, so I had lunch at 3 p.m. About 6 p.m., we had supper.

When I went away to college, I began referring to "dinner" as "lunch" and "supper" as "dinner."

My family thought I had turned in to a "city slicker" with my change in the names of our meals.

After all, we had a supp...

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