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To have given my son a tin of tomatoes for breakfast

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JeezyOrangePips Tue 08-Jan-13 08:22:50

My son is a teenager, and more than capable of getting breakfast for himself, but I tend to get his breakfast when I get mine.

This morning I asked him what he wanted. The usual answer is toast or cereal. Today he said 'food'.

He refused to expand on his answer, so I've left him with a tin of tomatoes.


Feminine Tue 08-Jan-13 13:35:57

*do get

SpanishFly Tue 08-Jan-13 14:02:38

re tinned tomatoes on toast - do you heat the tomatoes or leave them cold? Sorry, I know thats not the point of this thread...

whois Tue 08-Jan-13 14:13:31


Tinned tomatoes on toast is a nice breakfast sometimes. :-)

JeezyOrangePips Tue 08-Jan-13 14:15:20

Just got home from work, thanks guys, you've made me giggle!

Yes, they were in the tin and no, he didn't eat them. He grabbed a cereal bar. He was a bit grumpy initially but had a twinkle in his eye when I was given the tin back.

Rice pudding on toast - I do love a bit of a salt/sweet combo. That might be a bit too far - but I am tempted....

PiggyPlumPie Tue 08-Jan-13 14:21:02

I have not fancied anything to eat all day but am now going to go and have tomatoes on toast! Many thnaks OP!

SpanishFly Tue 08-Jan-13 14:28:24

Are the tomatoes on toast served hot or cold???????

maddening Tue 08-Jan-13 15:53:44

So what's tomorrow- this could end up with ever increasingly bizarre foods being offered smile

FryOneFatManic Tue 08-Jan-13 16:00:29

Tinned tomatoes with (not on) toast is lovely. But not with Marmite (yuk).

DP likes Weetabix dry but spread with butter.

SpanishFly Tue 08-Jan-13 16:03:31

could someone tell me, do you have tinned tomatoes HOT OR COLD with toast?!?!?!?

degutastic Tue 08-Jan-13 16:06:13

I'd like to know that too, spanishfly - I'm presuming hot?!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Tue 08-Jan-13 16:08:55


Cold is OK, but hot is better smile

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Tue 08-Jan-13 16:09:31

With a little black pepper as well - YUM

No toast
No time

SpanishFly Tue 08-Jan-13 16:43:53

Interesting, I like the sound of this, I LOVE cold sliced tomatoes on toast or on their own on a sandwich, but wouldnt have thought of tinned tomatoes. Thats tomorrow's lunch sorted. And very low-calorie too (apart from all the butter I'll be spreading on the toast)

anewyear Tue 08-Jan-13 16:44:05

Tinned Tomatos must be HOT son says,
cold is YUK...

nannyof3 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:49:44

How old is he?

I wouldnt even bother ask him. Let him do it himself....

lljkk Tue 08-Jan-13 17:17:07

The toms will have gone off by time you got home, though, no? Sounds like waste of good food.

My 8yo refused any breakfast. And then he refused all lunch (I know because I was on dinner duty). Sadly my teen would refuse all breakfast too, if I gave him only a tin of toms. And then eat nothing until 3:20pm (his daily habit).

So I wouldn't do it to my teen. But if you think you can, fine.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 08-Jan-13 17:47:50

Toast, bacon, tinned tomatoes (hot) and black pepper is the best breakfast sandwich ever.

JeezyOrangePips Tue 08-Jan-13 20:03:17


1) the tin was unopened.
2) it was a joke (I didn't expect him to eat them)
3) he can and does get his own breakfast regularly anyway
4) he grabbed a cereal bar - not ideal, but I'd rather he had that than nothing


FryOneFatManic Tue 08-Jan-13 21:01:41

Right, that's it! Tinned toms on shopping list for lunch tomorrow. I don't have any in and I WANT THEM now. grin

Alternatively, fresh tomatoes, cut in half and roasted with a drizzle of pesto on. Mmmmmm

Merida Tue 08-Jan-13 22:26:58

I snickered. And like the idea of leaving random foodstuff out for him each time he responds like that.
I would also probably hide the cereal and bread so he had to eat what I left him. But I am evil...

whois Tue 08-Jan-13 22:30:32

HOT tinned toms on thick brown toast with some diced onion and black pepper. That's how they should be served.

HenryCrun Tue 08-Jan-13 23:18:12

I dunno. As a kid I'd ask my parents "What's for tea?" and get the answer "Food!", the implication being that I'd damn well eat whatever I was given.

I still think this is funny. I'd eat the tomatoes. I quite like tinned tomatoes.

Bogeyface Tue 08-Jan-13 23:24:38

I did this to my mum once and she gave me a potato. Raw, unpeeled, as they come.

I seem to recall having a right old strop about how neglectful she was and how she clearly HATED me and I MUST BE ADOPTED!!!!!!! grin

I would do it to one of mine now though! grin

Bogeyface Tue 08-Jan-13 23:26:30

As a kid I'd ask my parents "What's for tea?" and get the answer "Food!", the implication being that I'd damn well eat whatever I was given.

When we asked this my mum would say "Shit with sugar on!" which meant the same! My sister rather bravely asked what flavour it was once, I dont remember exactly what happened, but mommy dearest wasnt happy!

squeakytoy Wed 09-Jan-13 00:10:56

We used to get told "a run up the back door"... not sure if that was a northern saying or just one she made up..

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