Throughout the seventeenth century and well into the eighteenth century it was served in the "hall" or "common room." ..
While dinner among the affluent merchants in the North took place shortly after noon, the Southern planters enjoyed their dinner as late as bubbling stews were carried into the fields to feed the slaves and laborers...
The answer depended upon where they came from and where they landed. Augustine ate differently from the English people in Jamestown, the Dutch in New York and the French in South Carolina.
Settlers brought their recipes, cooking methods and some supplies with them.
Supper was a smaller meal, often similar to breakfast: bread, cheese, mush or hasty pudding, or warmed-over meat from the noon meal.