"What are we going to have with that?"
"Is that going to be enough?"
We eat a lot, at least according to average serving sizes.
A big pot of soup isn't complete to him, unless there is chunky bread or a plate of crackers. Any kind of pasta needs to eaten with several slices of bread (which kind of grosses me out, to be honest!) I can make four pieces of chicken with a vegetable and rice............ and he looks and realizes that that means he will get two pieces of chicken and that is not enough for him. Often I will add an extra piece or give him the bigger ones.
I have been trying to use less meat lately, which is cheaper, and more vegetables -making stir fries with rice- which is healthier. And I can cut the meat up smaller, which makes it seem like there is more. If there is salad on the side, it gives the impression of more food. When I am cooking, I try not to fall into the it isn't enough food idea because too much food is what made me fat. I have been so much better lately.
But it really is hard to live with someone who isn't satisfied after meals and ends up making a peanut butter sandwich within 30 minutes of eating.