What time do you eat your evening meal?

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emma_p wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:55 pm

What I want to know is if people eat with their kids/ if they eat the same meal as their kids.
We try to eat together at least once at weekends. We don’t often in the week. The kids eat more of a kids menu at a nasty pub chain diet, due to fussiness.

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We usually aim to have our dinner or tea finished by 6:30, as the children’s bedtime is 7 - 7:30.

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We eat anywhere between 7 and 8.30, generally, and call it dinner. I’m a quick cook, so if I’m cooking it tends to be the early side of that, and if J is cooking it seems to take foreeeeeevvvver to make (eg) a simple pasta, so we’re lucky to eat this side of 8pm :lg:

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Due to different things when work finishes, I end up eating at 8pm or later but I'd rather it was earlier. We always eat together and we both call it tea.
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My kids are always getting me into trouble for calling lunch dinner. They pick me up on it every_single_time.

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I have dinner usually between 6:30 and 7, out of habit as that’s the time that used to fit with pre-lockdown choir and other commitments. Any earlier and I get hungry again before bed.

Lunch is about 12:30. Tea is either the drink or posh sandwiches and cakes, mid-afternoon for a celebration of some kind.

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emma_p wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:55 pm
We eat around 7-7.30, sometimes closer to 8 at the moment.

What I want to know is if people eat with their kids/ if they eat the same meal as their kids.
We always eat together and it's usually the same food but maybe different sides for the kids.

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J and I eat together, usually some time between 7 and 8ish. Lucy has her dinner once we've finished but she sits under the table.

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Dinner, between 6.30 and 7. It gets later in summer, especially if it's hot. Or on holiday.

For restaurants it's more like 7.30-8.

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Restaurants for me 7 to 7:30 arrival which means food about 8. At home alone I eat between 7 and 8. With OH we eat early - 6:30 ish - as he goes to bed 8:30.

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We eat around 7.30-8pm. The kids eat a different meal at 5pm.

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1930-2000. If I have to eat later than that I start getting evil.
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It’s tea or dinner depending what it is and is usually served up between 5-7.

I always eat with the kids (in the before times not on a Wednesday).

Sometimes we eat the same things, sometimes I make 4 different meals. There’s often at least one item we all eat though.

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These conversations always make me think of Sudser, putting on a roast at 10pm.

It's dinner here and if I eat with Beebie we start to eat at 5.30-6pm. When we eat together we have the same food probably half the time, the rest I aim for similar eg he has chilli and I have curry but we both have rice. If we don't eat together I eat about 8 when he is in bed, but often by then can't be bothered and have toast and cereal or a salad or roll and crisps. I'd like to eat with him more for the social aspect but as I have breakfast around 10 and lunch maybe 2pm I'm not really ready for a big meal so early.

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We used to eat after S was in bed but it was often 8.30/9 by the time it was cooked which felt quite late. For the last few months we’ve been eating at about the same time, 5.30-7ish, although S has pub menu food (Pip :dotty:) and we eat something else.

I have lunch and supper, D has lunch and whatever it is if you’re Welsh (I can’t remember if it’s tea or dinner) and I’ve taken to calling Sam’s teasupperdinner to cover all the bases.

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I have supper if it's light and dinner if it's a bit more full-on. Which is just absurd, really.
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Dinner and usually approx 8pm, sometimes later, sometimes earlier. Never eat with the kids during the week, they eat about 5ish and I can't eat that early.

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During lockdown the kids eat between 5:30-6:30 depending what we’re doing, and I try and eat the same thing/together about half the week. Last night it was pizza, this evening chicken curry. I like eating together and also having a free evening after they’ve gone to bed, and I just generally prefer having dinner earlier.

However the children mostly don’t like the same food as us :verm: so we can’t do this every night.

As they’re going to bed so late, if we don’t eat with them then it’s 8:30-9pm for adult dinner which is too late for me really.

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Dinner is about 6 - 6.30, as TD goes to bed at 7.30. We always eat with the children and we all eat the same; even if I'm cooking meat I try to make a veggie version of the same thing for P. Occasionally he will have something from the freezer is what I'm making is too much of a faff to do two different versions.

Before children/when they were little I would eat closer to 8, as an early dinner means I am likely to snack all evening.

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The absolute best thing about lockdown is us all eating together about 6-6:30. I don’t like to eat much later than that. On the whole, it’s the same meal. No three different dinner evenings here at the moment! Phew!

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