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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 20, 2003 - Issue 96


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Great Starts

School's back in session and we all know that you need a good breakfast to get the day started. Here are some fun ideas that kids will love.


Presto Breakfast

This is really a whole breakfast in a glass. You can have toast or a muffin with it.



  • 2 1/2 cups of orange juice (or other fruit juice)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana (peeled and broken into pieces)
  • 1 apple (peeled, cored and cut into pieces)
  • 1 orange or peach (orange-peeled and divided, peach-pitted and cut into pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 2 teaspoons of sugar


Measure the juice and milk into a blender. Add eggs, banana, apple, orange or peach. Add honey or sugar.Cover blender and turn it on for about a minute. Turn it off and stir - if it is not smooth, turn blender on a bit longer. Serves 2 - 3 in mugs or tall glasses.

Cookie Cutter Breakfast



  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
  • Cookie cutter of your choice


Press cookie cutter into bread slice and take out the centre carefully. Butter both the leftover bread and cut out piece Melt a little butter in frying pan. Spread melted butter around and put unbuttered side of the bread into the pan. Break egg into small bowl or cup and pour into the hole left in bread slice. (you may choose to scramble it first!) Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper, and fry until egg white turns white. Flip both pieces of bread and fry until browned. Place on plate and serve with fruit juice (or eggnog!) Serves one.

Breakfast Sundae



  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup Cheerios
  • 1/2 cup strawberry flavored yogurt
  • 3 whole fresh strawberries


Wash strawberries and remove stems. Place 1 tablespoon strawberry jam in bottom of glass. Put 1/4 cup Cheerios on top of jam. Slice 1 strawberry and place on top of Cheerios. Put 1/4 cup yogurt over strawberries. Add remaining layer of Cheerios. Slice another strawberry and place on top. Add remaining yogurt; top with whole strawberry.

Breakfast Cookie



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheerios® or other ring-shaped oat cereal


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together eggs, honey and butter until well blended. Stir in carrot, nuts and fruits.

In another bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mix and cereal to fruit mix, and stir until well mixed.

Shape dough into balls about the size of two tablespoons. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased 15 x 12-inch baking sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes or until firm when lightly pressed.

Cool on racks; serve warm or let cool.

Store airtight. Chill up to one week; freeze to store longer.

Makes 36 cookies.

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