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What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Old 11-20-15, 04:19 PM
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What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Every year I go to my parents for Thanksgiving, and every year they have a wacky meal time of 2pm, which seems either way too late for "lunch" time or way too early for "dinner". I hate having Thanksgiving dinner this early because I'm not quite hungry yet and know that even after I stuff my face, I'm going to be hungry again around 8 or 9pm.

I'm just wondering if an odd meal time on Thanksgiving is a problem nationwide.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Usually about the time that the Cowboys game is starting. So like 4?
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

I eat breakfast at about 9, lunch at about noon, and dinner at 4ish.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Depends on the circumstances, which vary wildly. This year, I'll be snacking at work from 7am to 7pm, with a free turkey dinner from work in there somewhere. After work, dinner with the extended family around 8pm.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

bout 4 i reckon...
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Usually it's around noon or 1pm. Then we just hang out and eat supper (which is just the leftovers from earlier) whenever we feel like it.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

My family eats around 4 at the latest, I don't know why. Why is dinner 2-3 hours earlier than normal on this one day of the year?
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

My preference would be like Mike86's schedule ... First meal served around noon or 1:00 and then leftovers whenever people start getting hungry again. That's how my grandma used to do it.

My sister now hosts, and she doesn't serve till 4pm. My wife's family does the same 4pm.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

We prefer between 1 and 2. Early enough that we can eat leftovers around dinner time. I personally don't like 4pm. Four is too early for dinner but way too late for lunch. Not sure why you'd suddenly want to do the early bird special for turkeyday.
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My brother works in retail so we have to eat early
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

We eat at 2pm. I guess the idea is that you're eating so much that you're consuming all your calories for the entire day in one meal, so you slap it in the middle of the day, but yes, I agree, by 8-9pm I'm usually looking for a snack or something.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

I chose noon, but I have no idea. Whenever the women say it's ready, I head that direction.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

If it's a big family event, usually around 2pm. We'll eat and then lounge around until 6-7 when everyone gets round two of the food.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

lunch at one house around 1
dinner at another house around 6
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

The midafternoon time tradition is a result of the length of time it takes to roast a turkey. I can't think of another meal that has to cook for so long other than slow cooker fare.

I serve Thanksgiving dinner at 5 PM. A sensible time which neither requires me to be up at oh dark hundred with my arm up a turkey's ass nor requires my guests to upset their usual meal schedule with a tryptophan orgy that will lay them flat an hour later.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving dinner is at dinner time. 6 PM.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Sometime around noon or 1, whenever the turkey and stuff is done.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Whenever my mother-in-law says.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

2:38.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Between 5-6. Always at my grandma's house.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Between 2-3. Pies and coffee usually served about one hour later. We don't really sit down together for a second round, whoever is up for leftovers may do so whenever they want.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Usually around 5:00.
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Whenever it is ready
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Re: What Time Do You Eat on Thanksgiving Day?

Typically early afternoon sometime. Voted 2pm.

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