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ERINTFG SparkPoints: (38,705)
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11/23/13 9:16 P

I don't have any advice to you about changing the timing. I am blessed with a family that doesn't get their undies in a bunch over such things.

We usually eat around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, then have leftovers for a light dinner.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (239,269)
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11/23/13 8:07 P

We usually eat around one pm.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,754)
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11/21/13 5:11 P

early afternoon or whenever the turkey is done, whichever comes first!

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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11/21/13 4:47 P

We always have a special Thanksgiving breakfast at around 10:00am and then we have dinner at 3:00pm! emoticon

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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11/21/13 4:41 P

We aim for 6:00 but usually end up at 6:30 p.m.

SONICB Posts: 4,262
11/21/13 2:41 P

It starts at 5 or 5:30 for my family, which is a little earlier than dinner usually starts.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (31,961)
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11/21/13 10:20 A

My family eats around 1 or 2.....then later, maybe around 6 or so stuff comes back out for sandwiches and such.

MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,819
11/21/13 5:12 A

We usually eat round 4pm on holidays so we aren't going to bed on fuller than normal stomachs! Plus it gives us time to digest, and wait for dessert~

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (295,155)
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11/20/13 9:53 P

We also eat earlier in the day (around 1-2). Then we can get moving around and have a light snack later on (and maybe dessert).

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (34,466)
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11/20/13 8:59 P

We usually eat around 1pm. Plenty of time to cook the turkey without having to get up too early!

An argument for eating early is you have your big meal, then a while later you have pie then for dinner you have turkey sandwiches and more pie :) and then for dessert more pie.... LOL

DIGIT00 Posts: 2,762
11/20/13 8:11 P

We eat Noon-1pm... and again around 4 or so :) and snack the rest of the day. It's one of the few days I give myself permission to just enjoy a bite or two of this and that.


DOWNEASTSUNRISE Posts: 81
11/20/13 5:42 P

Just ask! I have Thanksgiving at 4ish so we can clean up and relax. Growing up we ate around noon, my in-laws eat around 3ish. However, they have changed the time for us when I have asked..

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
11/20/13 4:56 P

We usually are around 4p.m...and beyond !! emoticon

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (66,922)
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11/20/13 4:27 P

1:00 p.m.



MLEHTO SparkPoints: (51,143)
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11/20/13 3:10 P

I grew up eating around 3 or so and that's when I try to have the meal ready when I'm cooking (which I'm doing this year). I remember the first year I had Thanksgiving at my former in-laws, we didn't eat until 6 (their normal dinner time). I was used to eating around 3 so I had done what I normally do which was to eat a light brunch and then not eat again until dinner. By the time we ate that day, I was so hungry I was ready to eat the table leg! Needless to say now when I go to someone else's house for Thanksgiving, I always ask what time dinner will be served.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
11/20/13 3:00 P

ALL DAY!!!!

KAZZIE531 SparkPoints: (43,307)
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11/20/13 2:47 P

Usually 3:30 ish

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,737)
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11/20/13 2:35 P

Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house is determined by when the turkey went in the oven. Since she doesn't want to get up that early to put the turkey in, we generally eat around 5 or so. If you want to have the meal earlier, ask the host what tasks you can take on so that it can happen that way.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (41,411)
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11/20/13 2:16 P

we'll follow tradition and have it around 5:30 or 6:00ish.

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (56,563)
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11/20/13 2:01 P

We also shoot for around 2 - usually are eating before 4!

GRACELANDII SparkPoints: (51,691)
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11/20/13 2:00 P

We shoot for around 2 but usually end up closer to 4. It's a heavy meal so slide it between lunch and dinner and let it take the place of both, mostly.

RUBENB2003 Posts: 11,215
11/20/13 1:42 P

We try to have dinner around 6. Some years we are much later.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,740
11/20/13 1:09 P

We always seem to eat around noon

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,170
11/20/13 1:03 P

I like the Thanksgiving Meal in a late afternoon ...somewhere around 3.


LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,306
11/20/13 12:49 P

I prefer to have the main Thanksgiving meal around noon and then everyone can relax. The evening meal can just be leftovers.

If we are going to someone else's home for the meal, we kind of have to have the meal when the host says. Sometimes that time is weird to us- like eating a full meal in mid-afternoon.
I think that if you are the host or someone who the group will wish to accommodate then you will have the most input on the time. You can ask to meet earlier but it might be kind of late this year to get the time changed if everyone has already been planning on eating at 7 or 8 PM that day. They may have plans that would keep them from doing it earlier by this point.
I would talk to them all about the next holiday gathering and offer to host or make an important part of the meal and then lobby for your preferred meal time.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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11/20/13 10:36 A

We usually do 4ish so that we have time to get ready but it isn't late when we're done and then we usually watch a movie after football.

GENIE118 Posts: 725
11/20/13 10:27 A

Just wondering what time your Thanksgiving meal will take place? For the past few years I have been eating a very late and heavy meal (7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) with family members, and I have had no choice in the time. I would love to convince them to have the meal earlier, but how?? Thanks for any help you can give me!

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