Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Lycopene Kid

I thought it was soo cool this summer when little tomato plants started sprouting up, especially when I didn't plant any!! LOL

They were coming from tomatos that had fallen and were "naturally" planted in the ground:) And since they sprouted from a few tomatos, the little stalks grew up together:)

I started to worry a bit when I saw ALL the tomatos that these little Roma plants were trying to produce... the stalks were loaded!!! But they were "late bloomers" and weather was getting chilly and they weren't getting as much sun, so they weren't ripening...

So I picked them and brought them in...

Seriously, a TON of tomatos!!!!

And when I stood and wondered what I was going to do with all these Roma tomatos, my Lycopene Kid stepped up to the plate:)

Christopher is definitely known around here for his LOVE of ketchup:) He's even been known to eat ketchup out of the little Wendy's cups.... LOL!!! And on occasion he has eaten some tomato slices. So he's been asking for tomatos....

But Sunday he took it to a new level.....

He ate tomato after tomato.... just the whole tomato, some salt and pepper!!
So our tomatos are definitely are not going to be wasted!! Not with the Lycopene Kid running around asking for more tomatos:)
In fact here is the sandwich he built today:) I love the fact that there are many veggies that he really likes!!
I hope this veggie stage lasts a LONG time:)







3 comments:

Drea said...

That is awesome he will eat that! I tried to get the boys to eat cucumber and cherrie tomatoes (which i love) the other day.. they wouldnt. Caleb TRIED the cucumber and abt died lol and they just refused the tomatoes.. although one time I did give Taite a cherrie tomato and said "look a grape!" and he put it in his mouth and bit down before realizing it wasnt and cried LOL, i felt kinda bad :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Awesome! I hope Merrick and Tirzah like veggies when they get older. Merrick definitely loves ketchup, and would dip just his fingers in it if I let him! :) haha.

Jenny said...

Ah...I would love to it, too! Chris totally hit my taste. LOL
If you still have too many tomatoes, I will come over and help Chris to eat them. I LOVE tomatoes!