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What time is family dinner?

Old 06-30-06, 03:29 PM
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What time is family dinner?

My family and I normally have dinner at around 8 or 9 PM. I always thought that was normal until I started visiting friends and going away to college where people would eat around 5 or 6 pm. And now I'm debating with my sister about what the average dinner eating time is. So. What time do you eat dinner?!
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6-7 here
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5:30-6:30 usually.
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When I get hungry.

When I was a kid, between 6 and 7.
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When I was a kid, always right around 5:30. During untold years in a fraternity, dinner was served at 6 p.m. sharp. When I had a government job, it was usually 6:30-7. Now, it's either 10-11 p.m. or a random bite at a random time at my desk.
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6:30 M, Tu, Th, F (because my wife isn't home until then those days); about 4-5 on W, Sa, Su.

As far as who cooks it: we take turns (and on Sa/Su usually eat out).
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
about 4-5 on W, Sa, Su.

Gotta get that early bird discount.
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Usually 7. I dont know how people can eat at 4 or 5 when lunch is at noon
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8pm
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It's not dinner, it's SUPPER. And it's usually between 5 and 6.
Old 06-30-06, 04:26 PM
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7-7:30 is the normal time.
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When I was a kid, it was 8-9. Then I got married and my wife would have dinner at 5-6, so I've adapted to that.
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Anywhere between 5 and 9 pm.
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About 6ish. Lunch at noon and I'm home by 3:45 so I give myself time to relax and start the grill at 5:15 or so.
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When I was a kid, anytime from 6 to 6:30.

Now, anytime from 5 to 10pm.
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We ate at 6:15 tonight, made nachos.
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Depends on the schedule. Could be 6 pm, or it could be 10 pm.

A few years ago, I was working a 4-midnight shift and my wife usually worked similar hours. It wasn't unusual to find me outside grilling steaks at 1 am, while my wife watered the lawn. It was like the Addams Family.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
When I get hungry.

When I was a kid, between 6 and 7.
Exactly. It was usually because my father got off of work at 6.
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When i lived at home we ate every single day right at 5 o clock and to this day my parents still do that and they eat their lunch exactly at noon.

I myself now just eat whenever.I will make a snack when i get home from work and then i usually have my dinner between 7 and 9pm.
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somewhere between 6 and 8pm is the mean. sometimes as late as 9-10pm and as early as 5pm
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
It's not dinner, it's SUPPER. And it's usually between 5 and 6.
Damn straight! Dinnah's what you carry to work in a pail. Yah eats it at noon.

Suppah's for when yah get home. Yah eat it aftah a couple of beeahs.
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We don't eat dinner. I was a little concerned about what would happen after marrying my Central American wife because they typically eat large lunches and small dinners. I tried this out and like it much better. At night I just eat a small snack if I'm still hungry after a late lunch (1pm or so). I don't know if we'll change this sked when we have kids. Of course, this sked works because I usually work in the evening.
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By the time my girlfriend gets off work, takes the bus to the park-n-ride, drives home, changes, and drives over to my place, not until after 8:00pm. If she goes to the gym to work out? I'm eatin' alone, not at 10:00pm.
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The average would have to be 8:00 - 8:30. But sometimes on the weekend, lunch is at 3:00 so dinner will be later.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
It's not dinner, it's SUPPER. And it's usually between 5 and 6.
Well that might be correct. Supper is the evening meal. Dinner refers to whatever your largest or main meal of the day is. So it could be the same as supper. Or it could be lunch or breakfast for some people. Different folks, different dinners.

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