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thinking I should do a cooked breakfast most days for my sons

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JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:40:06

I have three - one doing a levels in the next couple of weeks, all huge sporty and growing,
i did bacon rolls today as pre exam thing and they all said they would happily eat a proper breakfast every day
I get up early - its no skin off my nose, maybe a bit more prep etc
Do any of you do cooked breakfasts every day? I think I should put more effort in

Pagwatch Mon 06-Jun-16 08:42:59

My son liked a cooked breakfast most mornings.
He cooked it himself from about 14 years old.
My DD likes omelettes . Ditto.

I think breakfast in a busy household is easier to manage if people prepare their own. It's not difficult.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 06-Jun-16 08:43:17

Give over.

A bacon butty is fine. They'll be tubs of lard by the end of exams if they have a fry up every day.

Plus, unless you are going to go the whole Little Chef Olympic Breakfast route <mourns its passing> then a few rashers and an egg is less filling than a bowl of Alpen. (although to be fair you probably burn off more calories trying to chew the bleeding Alpen in the first place)

sleepwhenidie Mon 06-Jun-16 08:43:53

I make breakfast almost every day for DH and I (and DC's), only poached eggs but we enjoy 10 mins sitting down together to eat in the morning. Appreciate that our logistics with work/SR allow this though, it definitely wouldn't be like it if it would be chaos DH had to leave the house at 7am smile. If it suits you and they appreciate it, why not? I don't think there's any 'should' about it.

steppemum Mon 06-Jun-16 08:44:42

I don't, never have done. We sometimes have cooked at the weekend.

But actually, at exam time, I might do it. Ds would adore to start the day with a bacon roll!

WellErrr Mon 06-Jun-16 08:44:54

A fry up is not a healthy breakfast, it's a treat.

I'd do them porridge and eggs or something if you must, but at A Level age can't they do their own breakfast on a day to day basis?

JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:44:56

yes, I wonder if i am a bit more wistful as the oldest will be off soon!! [smile[
they can all cook, just easier for me to do for all

araiba Mon 06-Jun-16 08:44:58

if you want to, go for it
if you don't, dont


Oysterbabe Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:03

I would be happy about having processed meat every day. Some poached eggs on toast I could get on board with, my favourite smile

hellsbells99 Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:04
My GP said to limit bacon to once a week.
Maybe go for scrambled eggs on toast!

hellsbells99 Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:34


WellErrr Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:43

For goodness sake don't give them cereal and juice though, you'll be shot on here grin

JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:44

its the caring thing. I dunno, You can almost see them grow atm - one said ' basically I am tired and hungry all the time' grin

Oysterbabe Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:47


BIWI Mon 06-Jun-16 08:45:49

I think as long as it's not seen as something you'd end up doing every day, but only because it's exam time! After exams, if they like this kind of breakfast, then you provide it and they cook it.

And ThenLater bacon and eggs is more filling and less fattening than a bowl of Alpen. Protein and fat is much better for you than carbs.

JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:46:03

could be an omelette, pancakes, anything

LaurieFairyCake Mon 06-Jun-16 08:46:22

Pretty much all diets recommend a cooked breakfast every day. Eggs are fantastic for sustaining energy and making you feel less hungry.

Some of the meats are obviously better than others though, the nitrates in bacon are linked to cancer for example. I bloody love bacon.

JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:46:45

tbh not worried about the health thing - no concerns there at all.
its just feeding boys - something VERY ODD about it - don't you think BIWI?

ilovesooty Mon 06-Jun-16 08:47:25

Would you feel the same way about daughters?

EatShitDerek Mon 06-Jun-16 08:47:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JackandDiane Mon 06-Jun-16 08:47:47

i wonder, I thank the lord regularly I don't have them! shock

ilovesooty Mon 06-Jun-16 08:48:13

X posted - apparently not.

WellErrr Mon 06-Jun-16 08:48:52

Mine are still under 4, and tbh although I am very much in favour of independent children, by the time they are a level age I will be clinging to them by my fingernails.

So yeah, on second thoughts make the breakfast.

Waltermittythesequel Mon 06-Jun-16 08:49:33

It sounds like you want to do it and so I think it would be lovely for them and you.

It can't be easy knowing they're almost grown and gone.

If cooking breakfast makes you feel like you get to 'mother' them a bit longer then what's the harm? And I'm sure they'll be very appreciative. smile

DonkeyOaty Mon 06-Jun-16 08:49:37

My sprogs would love bacon rolls every morning not just through exams

Too much bacon though, every day?

Baked eggs are nomnomnom as an alternative. One ramekin per egg. Spoonful of creme fraiche/philadelphia, crack an egg over, top with a sprinkle of grated cheese, bake at 180 for 15 mins (I use a deep roasting tray and half fill with water for a baine marie)

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