At what time of the day is each meal taken?
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Hello, the Examiner-1. There are very many hours between 5 P.M and the time you go to bed (11 P.M). It’s like you are forfeiting the dinner.
Where did you get 11 PM? I did not mention that time. I said 1:00 PM for lunch. Dinner sometimes replaces supper whenever it is used.
Hi DzyMsLizzy. According to your description, W/Coast including California has three meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner. People love to have a meal of snacks, such as cheese and crackers served at between 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.? What do you call it?
Not to be a smart-alec, but we simply call such a selection a snack. That would not be considered a meal.
Thanks Ann1Az2. I am just curious to know if there are some regions of US where “dinner” refers to the noon meal and “supper” to refers the evening meal?
Yes, I believe in Texas, the sometimes call lunch dinner, especially if it refers to a large meal, like a holiday meal or something similar. Dinner is usually served a little later, though, like around 2 or 3.
Ha! Any explanation why they deviated from the rest of the country? - Maybe it’s too hot there in the late afternoons to cook a big meal they can call dinner
Yes--as I explained in my original answer--in New England, "dinner" is at noon, and "supper" in the evening.
So we can say, according to Indian traditions, supper is not interchangeable with dinner, and that dinner is the main and the last meal of the day.
Thank you, Kathleen. Can we safely say that dinner in the South (of US?) is not an everyday meal but a heavy and a main meal taken on special days? All other days is traditionally three- meals-a-day of breakfast, lunch and supper.
Penny G, thank you for your observations. So, in Midwest USA, supper = dinner, and it’s a heavy meal?
Yes it is the "BIG meal of the day. I guess it started years back when the DADDYs worked out of the home more than MOMMYs and there was a big meal on the table. Even though things have changed many of us still carry on with this.
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Hello, Erorantes. Thank you for your input. I believe the dinner you take at 5 pm is also being referred to as supper since there seems not to be any other meal after dinner.
That sounds like what they tell you on one of those diets.