So, tell me...during the weekends, the Dutch also eat broodjes?
This is the weirdest thing I've found in this country (besides the way the traffic lights work). They eat sandwiches for lunch!!!!!!!!
For us, portuguese, lunch (and dinner), and all the food we eat, mostly, is, not only a way to feed our bodys, but also to feed our souls and in a social way, to feed our relationships.
For us, when we want to be with people, we arrange a lunch, a dinner, an afternoon meal (for us is the lanche - like the afternoon tea), or even a "cafezinho com pastel de nata".
And if possible, in the weekend we have the family lunch, that will probably last for hours, because first there are some entrees: olives, cheese, bread, then main dish, then dessert (of course), and then expressos, and a liquor or any other digestive drink, and people talk for hours....
When I came to the Netherlands, I realized that everyday lunch was sandwiches...I understand that's a way to feed the body, but still I find it weird...I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone.
But the weirdest thing was when my daughter came, and started day care. They told me they gave the food, so I was tranquil.
First day: What did you eat J? Broodje met humus (bread with humus)
Second day: What did you eat J? Bread with humus.
Third day: What did you eat today J? Bread with humus...
So it's cultural, but of course, that means that she arrived home really, really hungry. And kept asking for food, throughout the afternoon.
Back in Portugal, for lunch, everyday, they had soup, main dish, and fruit, and they had to give her more food for the main dish... And she would still be hungry.
This year, I asked her if she wanted to have chicken and rice in the lunch box, and she told me: No, I want bread and humus!!!!
So she's turning really dutchie...
Of course, this is (not) a real meal: ravioli, with fried egg, and something we can't define...made with playdoh :D