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Old 12-28-2018, 04:31 PM   #91
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I've always thought it was weird to eat holiday dinners in the middle of the day - too much stress! We eat it when it's ready, usually in the early evening.

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Old 12-28-2018, 04:35 PM   #92
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Your dinner sounds brilliant Gilli !

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Old 12-28-2018, 04:54 PM   #93
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And I always used to joke and poke fun about white folks having their T-Giving feast in the middle of the afternoon to my non-white friends....
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Thanksgiving dinner in the early afternoon was probably a good idea for farmers.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:53 PM   #95
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I think it's done for both cultural and practical reasons.

My Italian friends and relatives have their realtives over for a meal that begins early, then runs several courses so it only makes sense to start soon after church, like on many regular Sundays. Plus, many relatives stay late for a second small meal later.

Conversely, another reason to eat early is to allow friends and relatives that have a long car trip across a city like NY to get on the road before the really bad traffic starts, especially for the elderly folk who can use the extra daylight to see.

We've always eaten our holiday meals around 4 PM, which allows ample time for lots of desserts and good company afterwards, but not too late.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:36 AM   #96
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The meal time depends on how many dishes and how many dishes are prepared ahead of time.

We usually have our meal whenever everything is ready.
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