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Just expanding on a post I left on the 'Where would you live in Middle Earth thread', I was wondering what you would eat for Breakfast on Saturday Morning if you were a Hobbit living in the shire? Also share what you have for Breakfast on saturday morning at the moment! Mine would defiately consist of Bacon, Eggs, Tomatoes and Mushrooms (preferably not Farmer Maggots or you'll have his dogs on your case)! Share your thoughts on Hobbit Breakfast and food here! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />

Also what kind of a Hobbit would you be a Took or a Baggins?
What a topic to click on when I'm hungry! :lol: Being, in fact, a hobbit in all but size ( <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ) minus the smoking I'd probably help myself to just about all of it. Specifically though I'd like some bacon, mushrooms, a few of Bilbo's cakes, more mushrooms, and perhaps a few tarts. After that I'd be ready for a brief break before the second breakfast. :mrgreen:

I'd probably be a Took rather than a Baggins (though I've always liked the Brandybucks) since, much as I'd like to live in the Shire, the occasional trip outside would make for a refreshing change of pace.
This is great! You are a true Hobbit Eldorion! I'm sure I'd be a Baggins, much easier, just lie back with my feet by the fire than go around being adventurous! Btw this second breakfast would it be different or would it be a second round of the first lol?
Bacon, eggs, tomatoes, and mushrooms! Wonderful! I think I'll join you! Now, be a good host, and add a few thick slices of fried salt pork!---Oh, and don't forget a nice, strong black tea! With honey and fresh cream! And what about the scones, with softened butter!--Quickly! Get down the fresh blackberries and strawberry preserves!
Hurry now! It'll be time for second breakfast soon! For that we'll need cold cuts and pickles, and cold fried-chicken! With pork pie and fresh turnips, and fried potatoes and onions, too! We'll finish it with mince pie and cheese, and a few fruit tarts as well!
Damn! Too early for beer, but have it ready for elevenses! Thank you, Mr. Baggins, you are a most accommodating host!
Not sure B'arelyn. I'd probably add some more meat to the second one - maybe a bit of chicken. Not being a true hobbit though I don't know how much I could eat without become violently ill. I'd want to be sure I could eat dinner as well. :lol:

I'm not sure I'd ever eat hobbit, but if I did, I suppose I'd have my hobbit roasted if young, and boiled if old and tough like mutton! (For breakfast it would be minced hobbit in bubble-and-squeak, I think - or would that be hobbit-and-squeak?)


NB: I thought you were a dwarf anyway - or are you hiding something? There's something Freudian in your question. You're not a troll by chance? Come on, you can be honest with me. I won't tell anyone else on this site your dark secret - honest!
Haha very Funny! I'll tell you the truth, Hobbit breakfast for me does mean Hobbits are on the menu! Thankfully I'm a lone Troll so I won't have any need to argue untill it gets light and I turn to stone! I'm also decided on how I like hobbit, unlike Tom, Bill and Bert (if I remember their names correctly!). Maybe some of you guys have been misunderstanding me, ideal [b:2nx38tvm][i:2nx38tvm]Hobbit[/i:2nx38tvm][/b:2nx38tvm] Breakfast lol <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> !

Should I change my name to B'arelyn Troll <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ?
If you make the suggested name change, your cover will be blown!

(Your secret is still safe with me - for a small fee...)

Hahahahahah. Tomatoes, bacon, and eggs for me (I'll pass on the roasted hobbit :shock: ) Or if I wasn't that hungry that morning, just tea and scones.

Wait a minute, what am I saying? Since when is a hobbit not hungry?!? *sigh* Guess I wouldn't make a very good Baggins OR Took. :?

Oh well, guess I'll just retire to a vegan elf <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
"Vegan" Elves now? Probably Sindaran, I guess...? I couldn't imagine them being Noldor - far too bloodthirsty surely!

Anyhow, I'm off to take second breakfast...

Crispy Cremes :lol: .

Okay, I already revealed my fave Hobbit breakfast on the M.E. thread, so I'll go straight to Hobbit dinner: Main course--Roast Beef well done dripping with thick dark gravy and layered with bacon and sauteed onions and mushrooms, mashed potatoes, Shire Pudding (Yorkshire wasn't invented then <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> , google Yorkshire pudding if you don't know what it is), Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Cauliflower (or broccoli), slabs of sweet "French" (France wasn't invented then either) baguettes with butter and Huntsman Cheese. A salad to start with Minas Tirith dressing (I'm guessing Minas Tirith is in the vicinity of modern Italy, hence Italian dressing), Clam Chowder as the second course.

To Drink with dinner: Sweet Apple Cider and Red Wine

For appetizers potato crisps (chips to Americans), carrot and celery sticks and onion dip, chunks of Sharp Cheshire cheese (or the Shire equivalent).

Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate swirls, strawberries, whipped cream and apple crumble pie.

Second Dessert: Chocolate Chip cookies, mince pies, jam and cream tarts.

Dessert Drink: Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream spiked liberally with Kahlua.

Before bed: Hefty dose of Pepto Bismol :lol:

Lester Cat, I not sure as to whether Hobbits eat Weetabix :lol: but seeing as GB had his way with `Shire Puddings'!!!

Thats quite a list btw GB <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> , you're definately a Hobbit if I'm going by that list, Why not try a Hobbit equivalent to Horlicks before bed? <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />

I can see Bilbo drinking Horlicks actually!
Oh I forgot, I don't think they have Pepto Bismol in England. It's basically like milk of magnesia, because that's what I'd need to settle my tummy after a feast like that :roll: :lol: .

I used to be able to eat like that when I was younger *wistful*. Nowadays, if I wanted to enjoy all that, I'd have start dinner about lunch-time and take nice long breaks between courses (which is what I do at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year).

And yes, my love of Feasting is why I am sure I have some Hobbit in me, (well that and my short...erm...stocky stature).

Oh, Baggins, definitely.

My family drink alot of Redbush, Rooibos Tea, Detox and its cafiene free it very nice actually, beats normal tea.

I sound very culture-ignorant but I've never known all my life what Thanks Giving is :oops: , the term just reminds me of cheesy Disney films set around Christmas, would you care to enlighten me <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> ?
Oh, Redbush (Rooibos) is good. I used to sell it while I still had a store.

Thanksgiving is an American (and Canadian) Holiday. It's basically a harvest festival. But the American version has a Mythology based on a supposed gathering of Native Americans and Pilgrims in harmony to celebrate the Native Americans helping out the Pilgrims after a bad harvest. Great Holiday, nice ideals--but the History of Colonial/Native relations is quite a bit different <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> (and that's all I'm saying about that).

In any case, the Holiday includes Feasting, Merriment, Giving Thanks for bountiful harvests and good neighbors (hence the name). The basic concept is very Hobbity.

Do you think that Bilbo would be a fan of smoked Kipper? I love Kipper (when I can be bothered to take bones out), great for breakfast. I don't know whether Bilbo has access to any to herring though.

Btw I think that Hobbits would stick their noses up at Rooibos Tea, :lol: what sorts of cheeses do you think hobbits like? My favourite has to be Bree and Camembert, although Danish Blue and English Stilton are great aswell.
I like cornflakes but they don't have any. :lol: I think I would like seedcake. Do you know what they are made from? :?:
I don't have a clue what seedcakes are made of. Seeds? I wonder if it is a REAL kind of cake or something Professor Tolkien just made up? Does anyone know? :? I remember thinking they sounded nice when I first read the book. I think Bilbo had baked two fresh the very morning of the Unexpected Party, for his after dinner morsel from memory. But the dwarves ate them up. Poor Bilbo, I'd say! :lol:
Seed cakes are traditional english cake often eaten at festive times or for celebration.

Got this off a web site;

How to make Northamptonshire seed cake:
A popular, traditional cake that was often eaten at sheep-shearing time and any other special occasions.

4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
2 cups butter
8 eggs
1 grated nutmeg
(see measure conversions for more information)

- Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
- Beat the butter to a cream.
- Add the sugar.
- Beat the egg whites and add.
- Beat the egg yolks and add.
- Beat in the flour, spice and seeds.
- Turn into greased cake tin and bake in a hot oven 220oc/425of/gas mark7 for 1 1/2 hours or until firm to touch.

Perhaps your mum will help you make some Henry- let us know how they taste if you do- I for one have never tried them before.
Hobbit seedcakes. Wonderful. Thank you pettytyrant. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> :- Jane.
You are welcome. Might give them a go myself- if it weren't for the fact my cooking skills usually lead to the fire brigade being called out.
Now if we could get Mr Tyrant to eat more seedcake and drink less of a certain Scots beverage, we'd all be better off, surely. I might make those cakes myself, thanks btw.
Those seedcakes sound very tasty. I used to eat cheese and dried biscuits and drink coffee while reading The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings in bed. I pretended it was Beorn's cram cakes while going with Bilbo and the dwarves through Mirkwood. They were always hungry in the hobbit t seemed. Always losing their baggage in rivers. :lol: I often imagined what lovely food the Elves in Rivendell ate. I suppose nowadays we would frown on an after breakfast pipe on the doorstep though. :lol:
I like to think of Pipeweed as a non harmful form of smoking, one which has sadly vanished from the world- after all hobbits seem to live to a ripe old age despite it. And there's no mention of Gandalf needing a new set of lungs for his resurrection.

More seriously this could cause problems for TH film- there is a fair bit of smoking in it.
So be it. If kids ask about it parents can talk to them about the dangers. It was somewhere between about, what, a thousand and thirty thousand years ago! Let's not patronize and educate with this movie! Let the kids think. Let the parents do their job.
I agree. Surprise surprise? The real world is out there. Customs change. Health ideas change. I do not like rewriting history and even The Hobbit has it's place in history. As issues come up it is for parents and teachers to talk to their children or students about it. Some things are approriate for certain ages to discuss, but the whens and ifs of discussing important human matters is a rule-of-thumb thing for parents and teachers. Life is tricky. As I said, I agree with you Odo. Children should be encouraged to think for themselves. We should protect the young from the world but not pretend that there is not a real world out there that they need to confront and engage with. There I go again. The Preachy Pilgrim! :lol:
Imagine that. Henry asks us about seedcake and here we are getting all mature about grownup things! Unheard of! I hope he doesn't ask us how to make beer? Where would that lead? :shock:
At the risk of sounding pedantic, it was you asked how to make them. :lol: Though I agree, Henry started it!
Whatever the case, some of us have to go to work!!! Bye bye everyone.
I for one, believe a proper Hobbit breakfast should include a hot bowl of porridge oats smothered in honey and creamy milk, followed by two fried eggs over-medium, well toasted buttery crumpets, a rasher of crispy bacon, a well sizzled Banger or 2, and hash browns or cottage fried potatoes. And a Tall glass of Orange Juice....Ooooh I'm hungry now. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />

Good choices GB- especially the porridge- everyone should eat porridge but tell me do you cook it with salt or like the uncouth English do you add sugar?

p.s whilst on this subject can any one tell me what 'grits' are- some sort of American breakfast I believe, but not a very appealing name I've always thought for a foodstuff- what is it?
Hail !! pettytyrant.

I'm sure you'll get an answer but, if not, You will find it in the film 'My cousin Vinny' ! :lol:
Certainly not something a hobbit would eat ! Especially not a Scots one !!

Gandalfs Beard, if that's the sort of thing you serve at home i'd be surprised if you ever left the table ! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> mmmmmhmmm.
I agree about Gandalf Beards breakfast, Hail Manwe. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> I only hope enough gets past him to reach my mouth and stomach, as apparently He is my Beard. Is it not so, dear Gandalfs Beard!? :? What a curious arrangement! :shock: But then again, this is known to be a curious forum, is it not! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> :lol:
I only add brown sugar at the end if I'm out of Honey Petty. Otherwise no salt or sugar in my porridge. Oh...and there's always plenty of brekkie for all at my Tea-Herb-and-Chip shop. It also carries lovely luncheons, like Pasties, Pork Pies, Sausage Rolls, and Steak and Kidney Pie. :mrgreen:

You eat a lot for breakfast. You might get fat.
Always a danger, though physical activity tends to be more important. If you're active enough you can eat a lot and stay slim.
I don't eat like that all the time Henry, but I am a bit plump (sort of Bilbo shaped <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ).

I'm fond of McHobbits Burgers to be frank. (I sometimes wonder if they have haggis in them though... :? )
Matter of fact, NOT eating breakfast can make you fat Henry. Since you don't eat breakfast, you tend to gourge the rest of the day because your so hungry, causing you to eat more, and thus, get fat :mrgreen:
I would consider myself a Hobbit (though I'm MUCH too tall to be one...) simply because i eat eleventies and second breakfasts ALL THE TIME! Though, unlike Pippin, I'm more likely to grow upwards, not sideways :lol:
I am delightfully rotund. I put it down to having at least six solid meals a day! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I don't know what is up with my body, but most days I go without eating breakfast or lunch. I have no hunger from when I wake up for about... six or eight hours and only have a nice and somewhat early dinner. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />

It's probably because I drink way too many fluids. So many fluids. :oops:
I eat a lot (including a less than healthy fried breakfast each day) :oops:
I'm quite slim though as I exercise a lot ! Football (soccer) and running (after my children mostly :roll: ) have kept me the same weight since I was 16 !!!
A loooong time ago! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
I agree with Tinuviel.. Young Henry, A good brekky is the best start to a day !! :P
No breakfast, Durin? How are you meant to think clearly and happily without (at least) one breakfast? I am a creature of (good) habits. Nothing like surviving yet another Long-Dark-Night-of-The-Soul and fortifying one's Mental Reserves with a good old fashioned Brain-Enhancing fry-up - or at least a steaming bucket of porridge with sprinkled salt (or sugar if you're a bit of a nancy-boy!) and an apple (fibre, son!)

(I hope Henry is listenning too. Don't want him learning bad habits! :x )

[i:b1b2yty9]"Every morning and every night,
I pack my tum so very tight,
I eat until I nearly burst,
That's how I cope with life's foul worst!" [/i:b1b2yty9]

That's what I always sing at night to cheer me through the sleepless hours (or will from now on :? ). We're simple folk where I come from. Food cures every ill in Rushock Bog.

<img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Odo Banks":2xnvubtb]No breakfast, Durin? How are you meant to think clearly and happily without (at least) one breakfast? I am a creature of (good) habits. Nothing like surviving yet another Long-Dark-Night-of-The-Soul and fortifying one's Mental Reserves with a good old fashioned Brain-Enhancing fry-up - or at least a steaming bucket of porridge with sprinkled salt (or sugar if you're a bit of a nancy-boy!) and an apple (fibre, son!)

I'm not even quite sure.

As of late, my sleeping schedule has been... non-existant. I've been sleeping in the afternoons, sleeping at any real time I see fit. Sometimes I stay up for the lengths of about twenty-eight hours without seeing anything wrong with it.

My work is both a blessing and a curse. :oops:
Are your sleeping (and eating ) habits your [i:mzek9hwr]work[/i:mzek9hwr]ing habits? :?:
[quote="Odo Banks":bvfi8e1r]Are your sleeping (and eating ) habits your [i:bvfi8e1r]work[/i:bvfi8e1r]ing habits? :?:[/quote:bvfi8e1r]

Well my "work" is being a code monkey.

Not to mention helping a friend out with a... er.. "server". :?
Err... what's a 'code monkey', pray tell? :?
[quote="Odo Banks":1wc7o7ld]Err... what's a 'code monkey', pray tell? :?[/quote:1wc7o7ld]

Definition: [i:1wc7o7ld]The term code monkey generally refers to a computer programmer or other person who writes computer code for a living. More specifically, it refers to a person only capable of grinding out code, but unable to perform the more intellectually complex tasks of software architecture, analysis, and design. The term is thus considered mildly insulting, and is often applied to the most junior people on a programming team. "Code Monkeys" are considered to lack intellectual capability in seeing the 'Big Picture' and are often myopic when it comes to business sense. They are typically characterized to be content with their insignificant status and are often depicted to be bad with women, lacking basic social skills.

While some of that is true, and some of it false, you can use that definition if you would like. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I don't care what anyone else says, I would love to be called a Code Monkey. Wonderful term. Textured in meaning, too. Love it! I would steal it for use in one of my books, passing it off as an original idea, but sadly I would clearly be caught out. (Mind you, Wise Odo will no doubt find a spot for it. Wisey is a shameless channeller as you know!)

Anyway, does your Code Monkeyhood cause your peculiar sleep-eat habits, and perhaps be a bit of a catalyst for all this Spiritual-struggling you appear to be doing? (I am a Hobbit from Australia, Durin. Tell me to f#*k off if you feel I'm dragging your dirty (spiritual?) linen out into the public and don't like it! Telling me to f#*k off won't stop me doing such [i:1044hy4b]dragging[/i:1044hy4b], but it will certainly add a bit of drama to this Forum! As you'll probably guess, I will always place Entertainment before anyone's Mental (or Spiritual) Health! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> )
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