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Father’s Day Ideas

By Kimberly Hodgkins, Senior Editor & Writer

Choose from Father’s Day ideas for preschoolers, Father’s Day ideas for kids of all ages and Father’s Day gifts from baby. There are also several Father’s Day gifts below.

Breakfast Ideas

Heart Pancakes
Start Father’s Day with some heart pancakes. Don’t forget the strawberries and whip cream!

1 egg
1 cup flour
¾ milk
2 tablespoons sugar or 3 packets of artificial aspartame sweetener
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

Beat egg, combine the remainder of the ingredients, stir until smooth. Prior to heating the griddle or skillet, spray with non-stick spray. Using a funnel, pour the batter into a clean squeezable bottle. To make the heart shape, make the letter V. Funnel onto the griddle or skillet and cook over medium heat until golden brown on the bottom, approximately two minutes. Turn and cook until the other side is golden brown.

Cinnamon French Toast
¼ cup milk or water
1 tablespoon sugar or 1 ½ packets of artificial aspartame sweetener
3 eggs
6-9 slices bread
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or substitute

Mix all ingredients except for powdered sugar and butter. Soak bread until moist. In skillet, heat butter or substitute until melted. Cook each slice of bread until golden brown. Turn and cook other side until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and your choice of syrup.

Cowboy Omelet
3 eggs
¼ chopped cooked meat (sausage, ham or turkey)
2 tablespoons chopped onion or ½ tablespoon dried onions
2 tablespoons chopped green or red bell peppers
¼ cup grated taco blend cheese
1 tablespoon butter or substitute

Mix all ingredients except meat, cheese and butter. Heat butter over medium heat in skillet until
melted. Add mixture to skillet. Tilting skillet from side to side, run spatula under the edges of the omelet to loosen, cook until golden brown. Place meat and cheese cheese on half of omelet, fold and turn. Cook until golden brown in the middle.

Serve any of these breakfast ideas to Dad for breakfast in bed, don’t forget his
coffee or juice and your Father’s Day card!

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