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View Poll Results: How long does it take to cook your dinner on avg?
15 mins 2 4.88%
16-30 mins 2 4.88%
31-45 mins 17 41.46%
46-60 mins 10 24.39%
1-1.5 hr 2 4.88%
1.5-2 hr 7 17.07%
2-2.5 hr 1 2.44%
more than 2.5 hr 0 0%
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:09 AM   #11
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Just want to know how long is the avg cooking duration of DC members..
I'm already pretty much well done!!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #12
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Really depends on what I make. Generaly Summer time preparations are much faster, use grill a lot, cook faster meals, more vegies, less soups. Winter I like complex soups, kind of meal in the bowl, harty stews. Takes longer. I'd say the most I'd need is couple hours. But I can make a decent meal in an hour.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:29 AM   #13
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I'm already pretty much well done!!!
Everybody wants to be a comedian. I, on the other hand, consider myself "rare."
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #14
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I'm already pretty much well done!!!
I agree, Penny! And I'm stealing this line for future use.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #15
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Thanks for this thread, Afton. It's something I've always wondered and I'm surprised to see that most DCers spend about the same amount of time as I do on an average dinner. But it was hard to decide what to include and what not to include. For instance, I clean as I go so there's not a huge mess to deal with after I eat. Also, I generally make bread early in the day and often, the meal itself is very simple because it really revolves around the yummy bread. Also, I often make several meals worth at a time. Very hard to average out the time but I think for me it's about 30-45 mins.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:24 PM   #16
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We are able to prepare high quality meals in our homes in half the time of a restaurant!

We just go out to eat because they have a coat room and valet parking.

We'll stop going out to eat when somebody starts leaving a tip on the home dining table.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #17
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I spend about 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours most nights - don't ask me why - I just like being in the kitchen. Sometimes it is less, and sometimes it is more, but averaging I guess this would be right.

Yea, we have a bunch of comedians here, don't we?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:32 PM   #18
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I average between 1 - 1 1/2 hours. I could go faster, but then, I am constantly shooing little ones out of the kitchen, and I like to watch (or at least, listen) to the nightly news.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:05 AM   #19
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I only really cook on the weekends...but the average time for my normal Saturday evening dinner is never any less than 2 and a half hours. Dinner on Saturday is always at least three courses. Thinking of it that way, that's not too bad.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:44 AM   #20
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Since cooking is how I relax it can take anywhere from 1-2 hrs. I cook everyday but generally not weekends unless I am entertaining. I putter around in the kitchen after work prepping, cooking and drinking a glass of wine.
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