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My children turn their noses up at traditional breakfast food. Cereal, bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, fruit bars. Nothing I offer them seems to encourage them to eat breakfast. What can I do?
— Breakfast Blues in Blackfoot
Here’s a couple of breakfast ideas your kids will gobble up faster than a flame can lick a log. Using a fork, mash a peeled banana into a soft paste consistency then mix in a tablespoon of peanut butter. Spread the concoction on a slice of bread and top with another piece if you desire. Better than PB&J, banana and peanut butter will start your young’uns day off right.
If your offspring prefer something with a little more kick, prepare your favorite Texas Red recipe then come sunrise, heat up a cup of the Red in a skillet. Once the chili is piping hot, stir an egg into the chili. Cook for 45 seconds then apply the chili/scrambled egg combination between two pieces of sourdough bread (or light bread, if you must). You’ve got a breakfast fit for any young East Texan.