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Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 05:29 AM

Looking for inspiration...my son's classroom is having a potluck breakfast next week to celebrate the conclusion of a unit on space. I'm in a black hole of inspiration - any ideas on outre space themed, transportable breakfast finger food? Thanks.

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  1. Quine RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 05:30 AM

    Tang!

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      laylag RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 05:36 AM

      Don't know that this will help but maybe some idea - like making "pouches" of dried fruits and nuts (if there aren't allergy restrictions).
      http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/c...
      Another thought is too make granola and/or cereal balls in varying sizes to resemble the planets. Don't know what binder you would use but since it's actually for breakfast and not a treat I think maybe a granola bar recipe with some honey would probably work out.

      1. bolivianita RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 05:56 AM

        Also Rice crispies treats are VERY moldable. i would look at the ricekrispies website for some ideas. I bet they'll have some. Our you could great a rice krispies planetary system with differnt sized balls etc. All put together with wire.
        Another idea would be a build your own alien or space man. You could use things like pretzels and gum drops, marsnmellows and string liquorice and have the kids construct their own klittle edible aliens.
        Stars are easy to make out of bread with cookie cutter. Little star shaped sandwiches or cookies are easy make.

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          bolivianita RE: bolivianita Feb 10, 2007 06:58 AM

          Just noticed the breakfast part! sorry. PBand J are served for breakfats at my house all the time so some star and moon shaped sandwiches would work. A Space Mobile made with different sized fruits. oranges, tangerines, grapefruit etc. ?

        2. AmandaEd RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 07:20 AM

          Green eggs and ham!! Maybe put in a sandwich?

          1. Kitchen Queen RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 10, 2007 09:21 PM

            Freeze dried fruits and veges. Your local backpacking store whould have such and other package freeze dried items that should work.

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              bijoux16 RE: Kitchen Queen Feb 11, 2007 02:32 AM

              I've seen freeze dried fruits and vegetables near the bulk aisle at Whole Foods. freeze dried corn, peas, onions, tomatoes, cranberries, strawberries, peaches, mangos.... and the list goes on. I've always been curious as to how they taste and what people use them for

            2. chowser RE: Splendid Spatula Feb 11, 2007 01:24 PM

              Get some dough and roll it out in a rectangle. Along the long edge, line a long log of cheese (maybe cheese sticks would work). Then sprinkle little things like small olives, raisins, dates, chcolate chips, whole nuts, etc. on the rectangle. Roll it up, pinch the edges. Bake and then cut so you get spirals. The "sun" cheese would be in the center and the things you sprinkle along the dough could be planets and you'd have our solar system.

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