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When you say "I have a hot meal ready when he gets home"...

Anonymous
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Is that a literal statement? Is dinner really served right when he comes home?

I know everyone is different, but I can't imagine going straight to eating the second I get home. Dh gets home at about 5:15 which, for us, is a bit early for dinner. He likes to change clothes, get something to drink and usually watch the news for a while before he's ready to think about a big meal. I'll start dinner about 5:45-6 and he helps with homework (because I freakin suck at math) while I cook.

On top of that, I have no idea how long it takes me to cook anything. I mean, I know if it's pot roast, it needs to be in the oven earlier and such, but I've never actually paid attention to how long it takes to throw a meatloaf together. It would take me a while to be able to plan things according to his exact time of arrival.

So yeah, just wondering (and in no way bashing) if having dinner ready means it's truly on the table when he gets home or if it's more of a "10-15 minutes from the time he gets home" kinda thing...?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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2Sparrows4ever
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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Within 30 minutes or so, sometimes its waiting for him as soon as he walks in
audmom1218
by Bronze Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM
Well I'm not home when he gets home at 10-11am but when he was on days he got home at 9:30pm so I usually fed dd and put her to bed and left dinner in the oven and I would eat then.
bleumonster
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM
My mom had dinner ready at 6 every night. My dad got home between 4:30 and 5.

I don't have a SO don't it doesn't apply to me.
Osstie
by Gold Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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I usually don't, but I should start. My husband has a really bad habit of making himself and the kids a snack after they all get home, and they ruin their appetite. I'm excited for the weather to be cool enough to start using the crock pot.
Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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That mofo is waiting. Lol we eat dinner at the hospital. When I do cook on weekends he knows its a process cause I am making him a bomb ass meal so it is worth the wait.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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Its a plate of food, kept heated in the oven until he is ready to eat it
alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM

DH gets home between 3:30 and 4, way too early to eat dinner for us. 

We both cook dinner together most nights, it is something we enjoy doing together. 

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2Sparrows4ever
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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He'll usually give me his best estimate for his ETA, that helps a lot.
When our kids were smaller, it was dinner ready no later than 6, no matter what
JDmommyJD
by ♥Awesome Sauce♥ on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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He never gets home at the same time.. But if I know he will be home around dinner time, I have dinner ready to be served about 10 minutes after he gets home- this way he can change clothes without dinner getting cold. He almost always works through lunch, so I know he'll be hungry.

notjstasocermom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Itd done by the time he gets home and I make him a plate

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