We both go hand in hand. 😀
I am not a person to like and munch snacks all the time – Oily ones? No-thankyou. Growing up (and even now) Amma had to give me three-meals per day on time and I was a happy kid, so was sis. If at all we needed evening snack, that was also in the form of dosa/idli/upma. Ofcourse, Amma prepared snacks but then mostly for the festivals and that made them very special. Hardly we used to have store bought foods. Dad would take us to restaurant once a year and that again made it very special.
In a way, all this meant only one thing – I and sis were so sensitive to outside food and were raised to the comforts of only homemade food. The fact that we need our food on right times is another big big issue. I can never skip a meal. Cant take some liquids instead of a solid meal and be content with as well. I want some solid carbs to go in, for me to function properly. S on the other hand is totally totally different in this regard. My in-laws family can go on without eating for an entire day and on the next day also, they don’t feel the rush to eat soon. Being married to me, S has changed this habit of his over the time. We both never skip a meal and make sure we have timely food.
It was such a nightmare for me surviving on Maggie and Cuppa Noodles after moving to Bangalore, during my single days here. Neither could I eat restaurant food. Thankfully, marriage happened and I had my own kitchen, I can set my rules and I can cook my food. S can adjust to any set up easily. Give him extra food, he can finish off. Tell him there is little less, he wont mind.
What awaited me at in-laws place is a different story, though. As I said, no one there feels the need to eat. MIL, thankfully understood that I cant wait long for breakfast and prepares it early (as per her terms) but then, before I have my breakfast, my heart will be in my throat giving loud lub-dubs. Throughout the day I feel tired and nervous. I blame all of this on the way Amma raised us.
Why did she have to give us breakfast at 7 everyday? Why could she not skip preparing a meal and let us starve? Why didn’t she train us living on snacks? Why did she have to prepare dosa/idli when I was hungry in the evening?Why could she not give a dabba of chips right away? Why she herself didn’t touch coffee/tea and inturn didn’t let us have? Why did she have to prepare every meal at home and train our stomachs to the comforts of home food only?
This doesn’t mean I don’t eat out at all. If marriage has changed S’s eating habits, it sure has changed mine too. S has trained me on the outside food. We ate out a lot during the initial days of our wedding and my body accepted it slowly. I still have to make sure I am on the safer side with the food options, but its not impossible now. Its with S that I have started liking coffee too. I have a cuppa when we both are together and that feels just awesome. Sipping hot coffee, made perfectly while having no conversation at all but still feeling as if I know everything about S, there is no way I can put it in words.
Now what triggered this post? I didn’t bring my lunch dabba today, which means I should have café food after 5 months!! I am hoping I don’t end up having headache this evening – I know I should play safe.
What are your food habits? How many of you are like me?