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Old 02-21-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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Dinner Time?

What time does the average person eat dinner at? I know most people associate dinner with six o'clock, but in my family we eat fairly early, like five, five thirty early. Other people I know, they don't have dinner until seven or eight. What time do you normally eat dinner at?

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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We eat between 7:30 and 8:00 PM most nights.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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We sit down for supper between 530 and 6.

ETA: We have children so we need to be on a schedule for meals.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:05 PM   #4
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We eat between 8:00 and 9:00, but I know that's later than most people's suppertime. Thing is, once I get my tummy full, I'm ready for bed, so I hate to eat too early.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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whenever we have time is when we eat...
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:17 PM   #6
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I always have supper ready to serve when dh gets home at 7:30
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:36 PM   #7
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kids go to bed at 7pm, so we eat about 5:30.
In the summer we tend to eat later.

My sister eats dinner very late. She is in NY and is 3 hours ahead and often we eat dinner before she does!
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:07 PM   #8
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we don't have a set time to eat, it depends if I cook dinner. If I don't cook and there are leftovers, hubby eats that when he is hungry.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:10 AM   #9
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Between 5 and 7, all depend son the time of year because I work different hours depending on the season.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:21 AM   #10
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While we have daylight savings on, it is about 8:30pm before the kitchen/dining room has cooled down sufficiently to have dinner. In the winter it is about 6-7pm so not too dissimilar from the real summer time I guess. Depends a bit how hungry vs tired I am.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:50 AM   #11
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Weekdays I never eat past 7pm, so dinner is usually between 6-6:30pm. Weekends if we are going out for dinner and staying out late after its anywhere between 7-9pm.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:01 AM   #12
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Here, it depends on the day of the week and who's actually eating. When the kids were small, dinner time on weekdays was about 6pm.

Now, I usually settle down with a bowl of soup around 7pm.

On saturday, however, when I actually have the entire day to cook at my leisure, and dinner is more of a formal affair, dinner is usually between 7:30 and 8pm.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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I'm in the "got kids-eat early camp". I try for 5 but usually ends up 5:30. 6 if I have to stop and break up a smackdown or help with homework!
Every sunday I roast a hunk of meat, we try to make that a 3 or 4pm dinner. Key word, try.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:38 AM   #14
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We eat at 6:30. He gets cranky if not fed by then.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:21 AM   #15
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I get home from work around 6 if I don't stop at the supermarket first so dinner is never before that. We will eat anywhere from 6:00 (if DW cooked) to 7:30. 6:30 is probably what we do most though.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:34 AM   #16
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Currently we eat at 5:15 during the week and 6:00 on the weekends. That is likely to change once the weather improves and the days are longer. DH likes to be outside workig on things!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #17
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Our dinner time is 9-9:30 pm
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:57 AM   #18
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I don't even get home till at least 5:30 p.m., usually more like 5:45, and I don't start cooking right away I wind down with a glass of wine and the newspaper and usually don't start cooking till during or after the 6:30 national news, so we generally eat between 7:30 and 8.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:00 AM   #19
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Whatever time I get home from work, that's when he starts cooking...lol, Not sure what happened to the dinner is ready idea...maybe because I never get home on time.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:49 AM   #20
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Dinner is usually 6:00 in the winter, summer time could vary.
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