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Is there a meal we look forward to more throughout the year than Thanksgiving dinner? I can’t think of one. My mouth starts to water at the mere mention of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and sweet potato pie. And what about dessert? I’m so full just thinking about it, I can’t even go there.

But what about breakfast? Even on Thanksgiving, isn’t breakfast the most important meal of the day? What could you serve for breakfast on Thanksgiving that would be satisfying yet wouldn’t ruin your appetite for what’s to come?

For the answer, we need look no further than www.poptarts.com. The people at Kellogg’s have concocted a “fun and yummy breakfast perfect for gobbling on Turkey Day.”

It all starts with Kellogg’s Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts. How long have these jewels been around? Where did they even come from? Heaven, that’s where.

According to their website, the Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts are “frosted and sprinkled, and filled with pumpkin pie-flavored filling, real nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove.” Yessir, I said real clove. Not that imitation clove you get in,…well,…um, you know fake clove when you taste it.

The recipe is so simple a monkey could follow it. Literate monkeys, anyway. Prep time from start to finish is ten minutes. I’m sure anyone could find an extra ten minutes, even on Thanksgiving.

The toughest part, I think, would be finding a drumstick-shaped cookie cutter because you have to make the Pop Tarts look like they were just torn from an actual turkey. The recipe even directs you to sprinkle them with cocoa powder for that just-from-the-oven bronze coloring (my words).

Once the drumstick forming and sprinkling is out of the way, all that’s left is to fill out the plate with some delicious yet eye-catching extras. Four apple slices is recommended to raise the nutritional ante, but, if you’re feeding a big crowd, you could drop that down to three. Conversely, if you’re in true Thanksgiving I-need-to-loosen-my-pants mode, why not splurge and give six slices of apple? Just save some for the pies.

Finally, you will need some Greek yogurt or bland regular yogurt to play the part of mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes and yogurt are pretty similar in looks and texture so it’s no stretch of the imagination to trust that one could easily be the other.

For the final step, my favorite, I’ll go directly to the recipe: “Top the yogurt with dark-colored jam to resemble gravy, if desired.” Mmmmmm! I can almost taste the (insert your favorite dark-colored jam here).

So that should complete your Thanksgiving Day feast. Enjoy! I urge you to resist the temptation to save the Kellogg’s Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts and serve them for dessert. They are and have always been a breakfast food. However, if you want to discuss options for the Kellogg’s Limited Edition Gingerbread Pop Tarts, I’m willing to listen.

What will your Thanksgiving breakfast look like?  Please leave a comment…