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Lunch anyone?
03-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Post: #15
RE: Lunch anyone?
I had the Beans on Toast again for supper tonight, and I really like them now, I think I am hooked! But you are right Boomer about them being the poor mans dish, of course I had to look up the history of the meal.

Apparently the tin of Heinz beans with tomato sauce originally came with a piece of pork in it, a la Pork 'n' Beans. In the 1940's during the war, meat was heavily rationed in the UK so the pork part was dropped. All meat in general was hard to come by so the Beans on Toast became an inexpensive wartime meal that filled you up, and still offered some protein. After the war the pork was never added back again, and the product has pretty much stayed the same to this day and became a traditional meal.

I did try making it with Bush's baked beans too, but that was a disaster. Way too sweet for on toast, plus the Bush's has a lot more juice in it and my toast became a soggy mess. Nope, you can't mess with the tradition, you have to use these Heinz beans, which seem just perfect on toast.

So if it is such a poor man's meal, what is with that fancy grocery store I described in my other post? Well, I think they just thought themselves something special and carried some international offerings. I don't think they will let us back in there because we ate all their free chocolate samples, drank the free coffee, enjoyed the classical music, and then just bought a couple cheap cans of beans. The doorman tried to trip us as we came out, then rolled his eyes as we climbed into our old Corolla. Rolleyes

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Lunch anyone? - dheafey - 08-02-2011, 10:16 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - 2Beers - 08-02-2011, 10:21 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 08-02-2011, 12:34 PM
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RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 09-08-2011, 12:29 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Boomer - 09-08-2011, 01:45 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - N'awlins - 09-08-2011, 03:04 PM
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RE: Lunch anyone? - Layllah - 12-19-2011, 08:08 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 03-01-2012, 05:13 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Sunset - 10-03-2012, 02:20 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Boomer - 03-01-2012, 07:26 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 03-19-2012 06:48 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-20-2012, 05:47 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-20-2012, 04:04 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 03-20-2012, 01:53 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-20-2012, 02:53 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Markus Awreallyus - 03-21-2012, 05:07 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 03-25-2012, 10:45 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-25-2012, 10:59 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-25-2012, 11:20 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - Rey - 03-25-2012, 11:45 AM
RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-25-2012, 12:30 PM
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RE: Lunch anyone? - NWoBHM - 03-25-2012, 01:01 PM
RE: Lunch anyone? - knitterbookbinder - 03-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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RE: Lunch anyone? - burma.girl - 09-27-2012, 11:07 PM
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