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ONLY 15 minutes to make this ENTIRE MENU from Dawn Hall's new Fast & Frugal
Cookbook!
Grocery list for entire menu (meal) after these 3 recipes
Time line for entire menu

Made on Channel 11-WTOL, Saturday Feb. 13, 2010

Breakfast Menu:
Hawaiian Ham Breakfast Bake Menu 
Polynesian Fruit Salad
Fruit Punch

Instructions to prepare the suggested 15 minute menu of 3 recipes):
Set the timer for 15 minutes.
15 minutes before the meal
Make the Hawaiian Ham Breakfast Bake according to the directions.

10 minutes before the meal
Begin making the Polynesian Fruit Salad according to the directions.

2 minutes before the meal
Begin making the Fruit Punch according to the directions.

1st Recipe of Breakfast Menu: Hawaiian Ham Breakfast Bake
Tender chunks of Hawaiian bread are adorned with sweet pineapple and ham.
 
Ingredients
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, juices reserved for punch
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon coconut extract
8 slices from 1 (16-ounce) package 97% fat-free baked ham
1/2 of 1 (16-ounce) package King's Hawaiian Sweet bread

Instructions
Drain 1 cup of juice from the can of pineapple. If desired, save to use it
in the punch recipe for the suggested meal.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the egg whites, coconut extract, and
the pineapple chunks. Set aside.

Cut 8 slices of ham into bite-size pieces. Save the remaining ham for
another recipe.
Cut half of the King's Hawaiian Sweet bread into 1-inch chunks. Save the
other half for another recipe.

Stir the ham and bread into the egg and pineapple chunks. This is easiest to
do with your hands, making sure the bread is completely saturated with the
egg mixture.

Spray a 2-quart round glass microwaveable dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the egg mixture in the glass dish.

Cover with wax paper and cook in a carousel microwave for 5 minutes.

Yield: 4 (11/4-cup) servings Calories per serving: 312 (16% fat); Total fat:
6 g; Cholesterol: 29 mg; Carbohydrate: 44 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Protein: 20
g;
Sodium: 1059 mg Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 2 lean meat

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2nd Recipe of Breakfast Menu: Polynesian Fruit Salad  5 minutes

The sweet and succulent tropical flavors of the Polynesian islands are
featured in this delightful dish!
 
Ingredients
1 banana
10 maraschino cherries
1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad, chilled and drained (reserve juice
for punch on page 292)
1 (15-ounce) can whole-segment mandarin oranges, chilled and drained
(reserve juice for punch on page 292)
2 tablespoons firmly packed shredded coconut

Instructions 
Slice the banana and place in a medium serving bowl with the maraschino
cherries, fruit salad, mandarin oranges, and shredded coconut.
Stir all together.

Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings Calories per serving: 169 (6% fat); Total fat: 1
g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Carbohydrate: 40 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Protein: 2 g;
Sodium: 19 mg Diabetic Exchanges: 21/2 fruit
 
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3rd Recipe of Breakfast Menu: Tropical Fruit Punch  5 minutes

Mmm! Mmm! This is so smooth! To prevent being wasteful, this beverage is
made using the juices that were drained from the cans of fruit in the
Hawaiian Ham Breakfast Bake and the Polynesian Fruit Salad suggested meal
menu.

Ingredients
3/4 cup juice drained from 1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad, chilled
1 cup juice drained from 1 (15-ounce) can whole segment mandarin oranges,
chilled
1 cup juice drained from 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in their own
juice, chilled
11/4 cups diet citrus-flavored green tea, chilled
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Instructions
Pour the reserved juices from the tropical fruit salad, mandarin oranges,
and pineapple into a pitcher.
Add the diet green tea and the coconut extract.
Stir and serve chilled.

Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings Calories per serving: 71 (0% fat); Total fat: 0 g;
Cholesterol: 0 mg; Carbohydrate: 19 g; Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Protein: 0 g;
Sodium: 9 mg Diabetic Exchanges: 11/2 carbohydrate

You can download the entire grocery list onto your smart phone, or print it
out from Dawn Hall's Cooking For Busy People Website!
http://www.dawnhallcookbooks.com/recipes/Fast&FrugalGroceryList.pdf


Grocery List for entire breakfast menu of Hawaiian Ham Breakfast Bake

PRODUCE
1 Banana

MEATS/POULTRY/SEAFOOD
8 slices from 1(16-ounce) package 97% fat-free baked ham

DAIRY
4 eggs

PACKAGED
2 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks 1 (16-ounce) package King's Hawaiian Sweet
bread (1/2 package needed) 2 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad
2 (15-ounce) can whole segment mandarin oranges Maraschino
Maraschino cherries
Shredded coconut
Diet citrus flavored green tea (1 ¼ cups needed)

PANTRY
Coconut extract Non-stick cooking spray

ENJOY! For more FREE Busy People's Menus to
http://www.dawnhallcookbooks.com/recipes.htm

Solutions to Solve Breakfast in Bread Problems:
Problem followed by solution

No serving Tray- Use a jelly roll pan, baking sheet or cookie sheet. 
No money for card-Write a handwritten love note on a paper napkin or sticky
note
No pretty plates or napkins- Make hearts with a red pen on a paper plate and
paper napkin

Helpful Romantic Ideas That Don't Cost A Penny!
Try to be quiet and surprise them...if they wake up, tell them you'll be
back, please don't get out of bed...you have a surprise for them, and please
wait patiently.  The anticipation and excitement of them just KNOWING you
are doing something special for them will mean so much and be fun for them!

If they like coffee or tea, serve it first, even though the breakfast isn't
finished yet.
Place any size candle you have around your home near the top of the fork and
light it.
Make coffee or tea (if they like it).
Place a real flower or silk flower on the serving tray.  If you can't find
one, then borrow one from a neighbor.
Turn on soft background music.
Write a list of "Top Ten Reasons Why You Want Them As Your Valentine"
For extra pizzazz serve breakfast in bed to them wearing one of their
favorite outfits. (Set it out and hide it the night before so they won't
know).
Do the dishes afterwards and leave no trace of the evidence you were so
kind, sweet and thoughtful!
Have fun with it!

This will be more meaningful than you can imagine and a special treat that
they will ALWAYS REMEMBER!  PROOF YOU DON'T NEED A LOT OF MONEY TO BLESS THE
ONE YOU LOVE!