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What time do you eat dinner?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18425 points ) January 3rd, 2013

Do you eat at the same exact time everyday? What changes your dinner time routine if any? How important is it for you to have dinner with family?

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dxs's avatar

I usually eat dinner around 9–10pm. But I am trying to eat more than three “meals” a day to gain weight.

AshLeigh's avatar

We eat anywere from 6–8 PM when my mother is working, and I’m going to school. On weekends or over break we eat at 5:30 or 6.

Shippy's avatar

I live alone so sadly dinner is a eat when hungry affair. And I am often not hungry. Tonight I managed some nuts and yoghurt. I’d love to have a family dinner again one day soon.

jca's avatar

Usually around 8 or maybe 9 when I’m home.

bookish1's avatar

On work days I usually eat between 6 and 8. It’s my only chance for a break between work and more work.

On slacker days I’ll eat anywhere between 5 and 9, depending on what I’m up to.

I liked being on the French schedule of dinner around 9 or even later, but it’s not really feasible with the rest of my schedule in America.

wundayatta's avatar

Usually between 7 and 9, depending on what we have to do that night. It’s been getting to be 9 more and more often these days. We like to relax after getting home. That seems to push of dinner time. Also the kids are older, and can last longer before dinner. It’s 7:30 now, and it looks like dinner will be within fifteen minutes, though.

mazingerz88's avatar

Bon appetit!

cookieman's avatar

Between 6PM and 7PM depending what time my wife gets out of work.

Earthgirl's avatar

I’ve been eating anywhere from 8:30–9:45….sometimes later if I decide to do something ambitious with the food. I have perfected the art if it could be called that,lol of throwing a quick meal together that qualifies as real food. Lately I’ve moved up my schedule so I can get home earlier so I hope to eat earlier, between 8 and 8:30 if possible.
I wish I had time to relax when I walk in the door but if I do I get too comfortable. Getting up to cook is like going back to work again. I can’t live on a steady diet of takeout though.

Blondesjon's avatar

We eat dinner around noon.

Supper is usually found between 5:00–7:00.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Blondesjon Dinner is usually the name of the main meal of the day. Depending upon culture, dinner may be the second, third or fourth meal of the day.[1][2] Originally, though, it referred to the first meal of the day, eaten around noon, and is still occasionally used for a noontime meal, if it is a large or main meal.

wundayatta's avatar

Back from dinner now. I’m afraid I’m not feeling so good. I need something to settle my stomach.

@Earthgirl Good to see you. Haven’t seen you in a while, it seems. I can relate to not wanting to get up to cook after you sit down to relax. Back when I was cooking, I never bothered to sit down. I’d get a snack, then cook dinner, then serve it, and only then would I relax. What a difference it is having a retired wife. And I love her cooking, too. I’ve already lost ten pounds on it! (I have 30 to go).

Earthgirl's avatar

@Blondesjon Maybe you forgot your own definitional quote, lol

“Ahhh dinner. The break between work and drunk.” – Homer Simpson
from your profile page :)

Blondesjon's avatar

@Earthgirl . . . Regional and way I grew up kinda thing.

homer simpson? faux-zen genius kinda thing.

Earthgirl's avatar

@wundayatta My only comfort is that I don’t have to do cleanup! Lucky you!! If only I could get my husband to love cooking. I think it makes him feel more loved that I cook for him.when we got married he knew how to sew buttons on things too…now he always has me do it….I’ve been had! !lol

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Somewhere between 12PM to 12AM

Bellatrix's avatar

Between 7–9 pm. I would prefer to eat closer to 7 but some days we just don’t manage it.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Blondesjon Interesting. Dinner sounds more formal but I use the words interchangeably like a lot of other people. Was the noon meal a large meal in your family? Was it the main meal of the day?

wundayatta's avatar

@Earthgirl Sewing buttons is the one act of sewing I can do.

As it is, I do get called in to consult about dinner at least half the time. And if I’m hungry, I better help, because it takes me about one quarter the time to get things on the table compared to her. But she is enjoying being a housewife so much. She actually enjoys hemming my pants and cooking dinner and painting the kitchen and whatnot. And she is twice as happy as she was when she was working.

Alas, it may come to end. She has decided we need more income. But I think she only wants to work part time. Well, if she’s going to sell herself, she better sell herself dearly.

gailcalled's avatar

About to have a cup of soup and a salad now (9:30 PM.)

Blondesjon's avatar

@Earthgirl . . . Nah. Just the small town, mid-western vernacular where I grew up. The proper use of the words lost real meaning when the last of my grandparents died.

JLeslie's avatar

It varies. During the week between 6:00 and 7:00. On the weekend it can be 4:00 or 7:00. sometimes we do a late breakfast and then just have a lunch-dinner very late afternoon, which would be the 4:00 time frame.

I actually like a late dinner. But, my husband wakes up so early our day is shifted towards the early hours. I hope that changes one day.

blueiiznh's avatar

anywhere from 5–8. having the meal together without side distractions is key

burntbonez's avatar

I cook when I feel like it. I go out when I feel like it. I like to try a lot of different restaurants. For a number of years, I ate at the same place almost every night, but they went out of business. That was hard on me. Usually I eat around 8 or 8:30, but it really depends on what is happening at work and how I feel and where I’m eating.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

No I don’t eat dinner at regular times. I eat when I’m hungry.

Coloma's avatar

Whenever I want.
8:19 p.m.on the west coast now and I am just feeling hungry after a lunch around 2 p.m. today.
Probably keep it lite tonight, not sure what I feel like having, choices, choices.
Might be Kashi might be sweet and sour chicken, might be a TsingTao beer and some rice crackers. lol

zenvelo's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Is that between midnight and noon? Or noon and midnight?

The kids and I usually eat between 6:30 and 7:30, depending on what’s going on and how complicated dinner is.

Sunny2's avatar

Anywhere between 5 and 7. It depends on when dinner is ready.

gondwanalon's avatar

Because of my weird work schedule, I have no routine whatsoever in my life. It is eat when the opportunity presents its self.

ucme's avatar

Dinner time

wundayatta's avatar

Lovely ucme, master of the obvious!

ucme's avatar

Like that one did we, okay just for you, around 6pm…happy now?
Oh & i’ve told you before, don’t be capitalising my name, shocking error!

ucme's avatar

Tee-hee, he actually corrected it as well, predictable @wundayatta master of the err…

wundayatta's avatar

What madness is this? Aren’t you paying attention? I never make mistakes!

ucme's avatar

I never pay for attention, I get mine for free.

wundayatta's avatar

LOL! Good one!

Pachy's avatar

I’ve started eating dinner (supper) around 6 p.m., much earlier than I used to. I want my food to be well digested before I go to bed.

Leanne1986's avatar

I eat when I can. I work a lot of hours so I either grab food in between jobs or at the end of the evening before I go to bed.

hearkat's avatar

We don’t get out of work at a set time, so it varies. We usually eat between 7–8:30 p.m.

Coloma's avatar

Would somebody take the leftover freaking half a pound of Hersheys chocolate mousse candies please! Want some candy little flutherers?

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