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Pie for Breakfast

Last night I made a Strawberry Pie  (recipe to follow at end).  The pie had to “set up” so we would have to wait until today to eat it.  As we were getting up this morning, I said to my husband “Maybe I will have the pie for breakfast”.  He said “that isn’t breakfast, that is lunch or dinner”.  I then said “well, how is it any different from a doughnut or what I made for us the other morning?”  (again at the end)  He did not have an answer.

When I was living with a family about 16 years ago and helping to care for the children, I walked in one morning to find the boys eating plain yellow cupcakes.  The mom looked at me and said “I didn’t feel like cooking, and what are the mom police going to come after me?”

How right she and I were!  Why is it that I can have Pancakes for dinner (as we did tonight) and it is considered fun and cool, but ask for Pizza and Pie for Breakfast and you get all kinds of funny looks!?

Sure, there are “acceptable” breakfast foods, but really, why is a doughnut okay, but not a slice of pie? Especially one that is made from Fresh Strawberries!

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Strawberry Pie (don’t remember where I got this from)

1 Precooked Pie Crust (I used the Pillsbury kind – but it seemed kind of thin – I think one that was already made in a tin might have worked better – or make you own)

1 quart Strawberries – I cut them up kind of small, we think that bigger piece might work better

Arrange Strawberries in pie crust

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons corn starch

2 tablespoons white corn syrup

1 cup water

Boil above ingredients until think and clear

add 2 tablespoons Strawberry Jello Powder and stir until dissolved

COOL Mixture.  When cool, pour over strawberries.  refrigerate until set.

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Baked Apple Pancake

from:

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/1856/Bickfords-Big-Apple-Pancake122476.shtml

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons margarine OR butter – melted
2 medium apples – peeled, cored, sliced  (I used granny smith
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

PREPARATION:

Combine flour, milk, and eggs. Pour melted margarine in 9″ pie plate. Pour mixture into pan. Combine remaining ingredients and pour evenly into pie pan.

Bake in 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes.

***Note – the second time I made this, I doubled the milk and flour and used a 9×9 square baker – I think it came out better, and we actually got 4 servings out of it even using just the two apple

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