I seldom have noodles for dinner when I was living with my parents. This is mainly because my dad considers rice-with-three-dishes- and-a- soup is a proper dinner as compared to one pot of stir-fry noodles. In my household, we normally prefer to have noodles for breakfast and lunch instead of dinner.
However since living away from home, I don’t remember the last time I have cooked my dad’s so-called “proper” dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I truly enjoy a full on meal like I used to have with my family. It’s hearty, fulfilling and often well-balanced meals. Nowadays, the only time I have more than one dish on my dinner table is either I’m at a restaurant or potluck parties. I actually count my blessing whenever I make simple home cooked meals let alone trying to make a “banquet” dinner.