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May 14, 2007 04:13 AM

Anyone else get up before work any start prepping dinner?

Just curious NY. I love to get up early (4am-ish) before work and begin chopping veggies, marinating meat etc for dinner later that night. It's actually relaxing to start the day off that way for me. Anyone else out there as crazy as I am?

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  1. Sure. All the time. But I am retired, and I don't live in Manhattan.

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    1. re: Anonimo

      every time i cook for more than 2

    2. I usually prep before bedtime.

      1. Yes, but I don't have to be at work until 10 so I can get up at a decent hour and still do those things!!!

        1. I'm not a morning person and wouldn't trust myself with a knife before noon.

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          1. re: mojoeater

            I'm with you! I would prep the night before since I AM a night person. My mom used to wake up about 4:00 a.m. to start prepping for big family dinners or special Chinese New Year foods. The only morning thing I ever did was to call the local butcher at 5:00 a.m. to save me the largest prime rib roast they had, so we could make it on Christmas Day. After the call, I went right back to bed. ZZZZ

          2. Not crazy at all. Especially in summer. I grew up in the Deep South before air conditioning so this was a way of life. Make coffee, iced tea, everybody had breakfast, get the day's cooking out of the way before the heat set in. After that, the kitchen was closed and that oven and stove didn't go on again for the rest of the day. Too damned hot.
            Probably not a bad idea now with energy costs and all of us trying to do our best for the environment.