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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:54 am

Good Morning, again. As you know, the FoodPalate is not limited to recipes. It is concerned with many food related topics, including presentation. This is a good time to "present" an interesting breakfast, the meal experts laud as the most important meal of the day.

Here is a real tempter for all ages. You can prepare the crust the night before and have the chopped ham, and cheese ready to use in the morning. All thats left to do is beat 3 eggs and bake 20 minutes. What a treat to start the day. It probably will become a family favorite.

Ham & Egg Pizza

1 Tube (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls

3 eggs

2 Tbl milk

1/8 tsp pepper

2 Cups finely chopped fully cooked ham

1 Cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

1 Cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Unroll crescent roll dough and place on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Press onto the bottom and 1/4 in. up the sides, sealing seams and perforations. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper. Sprinkle ham, hash browns and cheddar cheese over crust. Carefully pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Yield: 6 servings.

Another plan ahead treat is easy and quick if the dry ingredients are measured the night beore and are ready to mix. In the morning, stir together and bake. It is a change from the traditional recipes.

Crispy Baked Oatmeal

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

1/3 Cup packed brown sugar

3 Cups old-fashioned oats

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 Cup flaked coconut

1/3 Cup raisins

1/3 Cup semisweet chocolate chips

Milk, optional

In a bowl, combine eggs, oil and brown sugar. Combine the oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to egg mixture, stirring just until moistened. Stir in the coconut, raisins and chocolate chips.

Spoon into a greased 13 -in X 9-in, baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Serve warm with milk if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

This fruit offering is mixed and frozen, ready to complement any other breakfast entry.

Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

3 Cups water

2-2/3 Cups mashed ripe bananas (5 to 6 medium)

1-1/2 Cups sugar

1 Can (20 0z) crushed pineapple, undrained

1 Can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

In a 2-qt freezer container, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover and freeze for 5 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 9 - 12 servings.

There are also the usual offerings. "Nutella on toast, egg sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, waffle or pancake with honey and fruit. Always offer fruit juice, milk and fruit, fruit, fruit. The scholars should eat well.

Enjoy your children. Fill them with good food and a strong desire to learn while you are the chef and the artist who is helping mold the adult as you are creating precious memories. Keep in touch at FoodPalate@gmail.com. ~RoNetta.

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