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To ask what time you eat your supper?

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daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 08:53:55

I prefer 6.30 but DH reckons 8ish.

Preciousbane Wed 03-Dec-14 08:57:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

About 9.30, have a biscuit with my last cuppa of the day.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 03-Dec-14 09:01:27

I eat my tea at about 8:30-9:30. Supper is after 10:30 if it happens.

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:01:45

It's because it depends who cooks. If he cooks it's later as he doesn't get back til then. I don't want to stop my husband cooking but also sometimes I think I might as well take over his days rather than starve waiting.

queenofthemountains Wed 03-Dec-14 09:02:22

Tea is about 5. Supper is 10.30 ish.

Mammanat222 Wed 03-Dec-14 09:02:53

Have my dinner between 7-8pm.

Supper is a regional variation of dinner right? Or are you talking about another meal / snack after dinner? shock

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:02:59

Ok maybe I am being unreasonable. Whoknows kudos to you for being able to tide yourself through with a biscuit. I would have to have a steak sandwich at 4pm to make it until 9.30.

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:03:23

Sorry I am talking about dinner. The third of the three meals! (South east)

AmIthatHot Wed 03-Dec-14 09:03:24

I have supper - when I have it - about 10.30ish

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:03:59

Hang on, are people having an extra, fourth meal called 'tea' at 5pm?

Maybe that's where I'm going wrong!

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 03-Dec-14 09:06:26

I'm assuming that you're posher than me OP. What you call supper, is what other people call dinner or tea. That's a main meal. For me, supper is a late night snack.

Forestdew Wed 03-Dec-14 09:07:02

What is supper? Supper to me would be a snack before bedtime.

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:08:01

Ah ok. Here breakfast, lunch then dinner or supper (used interchageably). I do call it dinner too, mostly in fact. Ignore the supper red herring (mm herrings, I'm already hungry).

The crux of it is should I wait til 8 to eat with my DH cooking or take over his cooking days so I can make mine earlier (when I'm hungry)?

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Wed 03-Dec-14 09:08:16

Tea around 7.

Supper is a snack and a cuppa just before bedtime.

TinyTear Wed 03-Dec-14 09:08:24

dinner at 7h30-ish depending when DH gets home from work

he has supper (a bowl of cereal) before bed

We have our dinner anytime between 5 and 8 to fit round the DCs activities and DH's erratic work schedule (arrives home between 6 and 8) at the moment (south east too).

Pre-DCs I preferred to eat around 8, DH earlier (6.30ish) but that's because he has diabetes and needs 4 hours or so after his last meal to stabilise his blood sugar levels before bedtime, so we used to have it around 7ish.

If I was you I would take over all the cooking rather than wait TBH. However I have ended up doing this over the last few years and DH's cooking skills have really deteriorated, he's a lot less confident now, so he does the weekend cooking as a compromise.

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:09:20

Wow! I never knew about this supper/dinner distinction. I mean dinner. i.e. Lasagne.

Forestdew Wed 03-Dec-14 09:09:22

Dinner at 7.30

CMP69 Wed 03-Dec-14 09:09:32

Oop North we have have breakfast, dinner and tea.
We eat our main meal about 7:30-8pm during the week, about 5-6pm at weekends when we eat with ds, when he is older and can stay up a bit later I plan for us all to eat at about 6:30.

daisychainmail Wed 03-Dec-14 09:10:19

We have a DC too but only a nipper who eats at 5.

Mintyy Wed 03-Dec-14 09:12:10

Much too late. Usually around 9 - 9.30. Am trying to address this!

flipchart Wed 03-Dec-14 09:12:25

I agree with frau!

To me supper is a an Ovaltine or Horlicks and a biscuit before bed which I haven't had since I was 10 stoping at my nan's house.
Dinner is where I go out for an evening meal in a restaurant.

Artandco Wed 03-Dec-14 09:12:52

Dinner around 8pm. That's for everyone including children

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 03-Dec-14 09:13:14

We have dinner at about 8pm. That's the earliest we can manage by the time DH is home from work, DD 12 months is in bed, dog is walked and someone has had time to cook!

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