at what time do you start cooking your dinner/supper?

sauteed bitter gourd - this is our viand for tonight
Philippines
July 30, 2008 4:45am CST
hello guys it is 5:40 in the afternoon here in the Philippines and i have already cooked our dinner..I am not the usual cook here in our house but my grandmother will be late in coming home so i am the one in charge of cooking..i have started early at around 4:45pm i have cooked vegetable for our dinner..hehehe too early? well my grandmother usually starts at 6pm but i am in the mood for cooking so i have cooked our food already.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
30 Jul 08
I used to eat my dinner around that time too when i was still schooling.. haha =D But as i grow older, my dinner and lunch time also psuhed back.. nOw i only have my breakfast at 1pm, lunch at 6pm and dinner at 10-11pm, and no more supper for me.. lol =D
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
lol i know that hun that's why im pushing you to eat your lunch as soon as you wake up coz skipping meal is not good hehehe.. mmmwaah ^_^
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
31 Jul 08
BUt it's hard, because my body has not fully woke up yet and i cant eat straight away as my mom normally cook rice for lunch, and which will be breakfast for me.. And so, i guess, nobody will eat rice for breakfast rite?? haha
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
lol whatever..
@salonga (28061)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
You started it too early but I think if I am a stay home mom, I would also cook the dinner early so that we could eat before 6:00 Pm. That would be very good because we can fully digest the food before going to bed. Unfortunately, I'm a working housewife so when I arrive home at 7:30 or 8:00 that's the only time I will cook the dish. The rice however is already cooked because my son takes care of that.
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I usually start cooking around 6:30pm and try to have it ready about 7 or 7:30, it depends on what I'm cooking some things take a little longer to cook, if so, then I'll start earlier. Tonight I will be making spaghetti, and it only takes me 30 mins. to get it done, not long at all.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
30 Jul 08
It depends on my mood, the various schedules of the family and hwo I'm feeling physically (I have various skeletal issues)...oh and of course what I'm making that day....some times I'll make a roast or stew or soup etc and it has to be started early in the morning and simmer all day...sometimes I'm just makign something simple and I can start it 1/2 hr to an hour before we're goin to eat...Sometimes I dont cook at all LOL
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
9 Aug 08
I think the food should not be cooked too early. I think you should cook the food an hour before your dinner time. The best thing is to prepare the food fresh but since it is not possible all the time to cook fresh you can cook it almost an hour before.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
cooking early doesn't mean the food that i have cooked is not fresh already..foods usually last for 1 1/2 day before it becomes spoiled so what is your basis that it will not be healthy anymore? we do not have a specific dinner time most of us in the family is always on the go so it will be very impossible to prepare a dinner an hour before we eat.
• India
30 Jul 08
I usually have dinner after 8pm so start cooking at 7pm. If it is just pasta, I start at 7:45 and eat it piping hot straight off the pan.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
i think you are living alone?
@ruby222 (4848)
30 Jul 08
Vry often if im working in the morning and doing my household chores then I will put the evening meal on to cook,I know it only the morning but if the meal is a casserole or something that needs a long time to cook,then its wonderful as it just cooks away to itself,and then when the evening comes there is very little to do,just maybe boil a few potatoes.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
my grandmother does that too..she often cook 2 in 1..hehehe she will prepare something for our lunch and that will last until evening..
@karjyo (830)
• India
9 Aug 08
I have a maid to cook food.I leave the kitchen open when i go for work. She cooks food at whatever time that suits her. But when i used to cook, i used to prepare lunch and dinner together so that when my husband comes home, i can spend time with him and am not busy in the kitchen.....Have a nice day.
@cncoke (439)
• China
9 Aug 08
Hi!You are sure early to cook your supper.I usually begin to cook our supper at 6:00.I'm in China.And at 7:30,we have supper.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
7 Aug 08
If it's something like a stew that needs to cook for quite a while, I'll start it at 2. If it's something like pasta that's pretty quick, I'll start it around 4.
• United States
31 Jul 08
dEPENDING ON THE DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES. dEPENDS ON WHEN SUPPER IS STARTED. ALSO IT DEPENDS ON WHAT I WILL BE COOKING THAT DAY... MOST OF THE TIME SUPPER IS ON BY 5PM AND WE ARE EATING BY 7PM ON A NORMAL DAY. ON A RUSHED DAY WE WILL HAVE SUPPER NO LATER THAN 8PM.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
31 Jul 08
i usually cook dinner the day before because i always go home quite late every night after work... i reach home about 7.15 to 7.30 pm and by that time i usually already feel very hungry... so i don't have the enery to cook dinner... i eat the leftover from the day before for dinner and after that i cook lunch and dinner for the next day... it will be about 8 pm by that time and i will finish at around 9 pm maximum... take care and have a nice day...
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
my grandmother is in charge of cooking our food, she started cooking around 5pm or 5:30. after she finished cooking, i will get some plate & start eating hahaha.. when i have no work or if its weekend, i will eat my dinner around 6:30pm. but when im working or if its weekdays, i will eat dinner as soon as i arrive home hehehe..
@magojordan (3256)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
We usually cook our dinner at around 6 because we eat usually at 7. We try to have a delicious dinner as much as possible that's why we start to cook early so that a lot of things could be prepared and cooked deliciously. Also we cook early because most of us would want to finish everything even washing the dishes before primetime shows start on tv.