Friday, April 2, 2010

Who Says Pop-Tarts Are Just For Breakfast?


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You need Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts, ice cream, and sprinkles. (I made some with Hot Fudge Sundae Pop-Tarts too!)


According to the recipe, you're supposed to cut the Pop-Tarts into quarters. I tried it that way, but had a hard time working with the small pieces. Julia Child I'm not. So, I just cut the rest of them in half.


Then you scoop some softened ice cream onto the Pop-Tart.



Top with a second Pop-Tart section and roll the edges in sprinkles.


Wrap in plastic wrap and throw in the freezer.


Take out and enjoy!



Yum! Nothing hits the spot like an ice cream treat after playing outside all day!


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169 comments:

Mandy B. said...

That looks interesting. I love Fudge Poptarts. They are so yummy!

Colleen said...

Cereal with toast with peanut butter.

valkyrie_lisa said...

My little one won't arrive for another two months (I hope), but my go-to breakfast for myself is a simple bowl of cereal with milk and juice. But I do love Pop-Tarts when I'm on the go and need something portable. This baby gets pretty demanding when it's hungry, even though it is still in the womb!

Tammy said...

Our "go-to" breakfast is scrambled eggs and cheese on an Arnold's multi-grain Thin rounds or in a whole-wheat tortilla.

aerialsmama said...

Hmm My quick breakfast for my kids, mini bagels with onion and chive cream cheese, they love it and it is easy in the car!

Tami said...

Actually my go to breakfast food is poptarts. My kids LOVE them and they are so quick and easy. We ALWAYS have some in the house!

The Cohen's said...

YUM! I never think to use stuff that's laying around to make treats like that.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Is there a bad time for an PopTart Ice cream sandwich? Your kids look darling in 'full lip-smacking-mode'.

Brekkie at our place is hot chocolate and oatmeal or poptarts (seriously) on the weekdays...and whatever they fix for themselves on the weekends ;D

akhughes said...

I like to have a bag of homemade frozen pancakes on hand for a quick, but hot breakfast.

cyn said...

I still love PopTarts. Just out of the toaster is the best way. My kids (not little, 18 and 20) are big breakfast eaters and always have been. No cereal or toast for them. It's always been eggs, toast, and sausage (It's the one meal that I enjoy fixing for them)

Emily said...

cold cereal...quick, easy, crowd-pleaser.

Mami2jcn said...

We love cereal or oatmeal, but sometimes grab a granola bar if we’re running out the door.




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Blair said...

It is toast with jam, folded! Out the door in a minute

Tina said...

My kids love either good ole cereal and milk or frozen waffles (well, toasted frozen waffles). Luckily, they eat them plain so it's not hard to clean up! When we're running late, I love to just toast 4 waffles and bring them in the car. Very little mess :-)

I 'n'CYST said...

my go to breakfast is cereal or toast because the kids love it...but when I get pop tarts strawberry is my fav!

Megan said...

Weekday breakfasts tend to be more cereals and granola bars, with the occasional poptart thrown in. Strangely enough my SO eats poptarts as a snack or with his lunch at work all the time, but not for breakfast.

Team Morris said...

Wow! Those are totally decadent! Yummy!

Cereal, eggs, fruit salad, oatmeal are all go-to breakfasts for me...but I do reach for the Pop Tarts when the morning just isn't turning out as planned. They are the perfect grab and go breakfast.

Thanks for the great giveaway!!! :)

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Pam said...

Our go to is peanut butter bread.

Jennifer said...

We usually have poptarts as our go to breakfast. At least the kids and I do. My husband always has cereal.

Stephanie said...

on school mornings - usually yo on the go and kids clif bars - in the car! weekends are all about pancakes and omelettes
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Michelle said...

My oldest loves bread with butter and cheese... my 3 yo loves cheerios. In a pinch, a banana always goes over well with all the boys (5, 3, 1).

Tammy A said...

We do cereal. It's fast and easy for a sleepy mom.

Ally said...

Bagels with peanut butter are an on the go breakfast we have quite frequently..I "try" to add in a to go piece of fruit like a banana or an apple to ease the mom guilt. We also do pop tarts every once in a while.

Ally
tjaksv (at) yahoo (dot) com

sklay723 said...

Go-to breakfast for our family - if we're in a hurry - is usually Cheerios without the milk, a juice box and a banana, but every now and then we throw the kids Pop-Tarts as a treat. :) We LOVE them!!!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

on the go brown sugar cinamon poptarts or dry cereal- if time cereal and the kids are still hungry so they grab poptarts on the way out...weekends are waffles

Valerie said...

YUM! our go-to breakfast is a peanut butter bagel and cup of fruit. But poptarts are my indulgence!

Dianna said...

Toast, fruit and yogurt works for us!

In Due Time said...

Gogurt and cereal!

Lori A. said...

Cold cereal or frozen waffles! :)
ljatwood at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Our go-to breakfast is breakfast burritos.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

French Toast sticks are our favorites!

Lynn J said...

Our favorite go to breakfast is scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa wrapped in a corn tortilla! The alternative is a Cocoa Loco bar but only in emergencies...LOL

Anne J said...

Our go-to breakfast is oatmeal. It is quick and filling and all the kids will eat it.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

pednurse said...

My kids LOVE Pop-Tarts! DD likes the Vanilla Milkshake ones best, while for DS it's the Chocolate Fudge.

Holly C. said...

Usually I eat toast or cold cereal.

Thank you for the poptart ice cream sandwich recipe. As if I need another reason to love poptarts!

Rox said...

My kids like to have toaster struedel or frozen sausage, egg & cheese biscuits you can throw in the microwave. They usually end up eating breakfast in the van on the way to school.

Sarah said...

Breakfast is pretty much the same rotation of things: poptarts, cereal, yogurt, toast, or scrambled eggs. Occasionally we'll throw some sort of microwavable breakfast sandwich into the mix. As for most requested in this house - it's always poptarts! My kids LOVE any of the chocolatey ones - but have also recently taking a liking to the new grape ones!

Bekah said...

Almost always cereal! It's quick, easy, and the kids can serve themselves! :-)

Leah said...

I bet the chocolate pop tarts with Vanilla ice cream would go over real well here.

Jenn said...

I don't have kids - but we keep granola bars on hand for a quick, filling breakfast.

Deb said...

Cold cereal with fresh fruit when I'm rushed, or hot cereal with fresh fruit when I'm not. They love both, thank goodness. :)

Anonymous said...

Those look yummy! We'll have to try that. Breakfast around here is mini-pancakes, bacon, or poptarts!

Jill in Indiana

Much More Than Mommy said...

Will I be entered if I admit that sometimes we buy Toaster Strudels? :-) Love Pop Tarts too though!

JC said...

Our "go-to" breakfast is homemade bread, greek yogurt and scrambled eggs if time allows.

tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Yummy, brown sugar and cinnamon poptarts with melting butter - tastes so good any time of the day.

SHANNABEBE569 said...

My go to breakfast is Cereal and Granola Bars! =]
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J.Anderson said...

Mine love toaster waffles!
jennette6963@msn.com

The Gosfam said...

Cereal is our go to breakfast--we also like French Toast Sticks.

mattles22 at yahoo dot com

Nita said...

Our go to breakfast is pretty simple: cereal or granola bars and milk.

mamawj said...

my grandson & like warmed in the toaster pop tarts with butter spread on them as our on the go breakfast, he likes blueberry no frosted & I like brown sugar cinnomon thanks
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

myfoxypup said...

Granola Bars or Pop Tarts

Jeni said...

The on-the-go breakfast in our house is cereal bars or Pop-Tarts

Anonymous said...

Always something quick and fast! Usually cereal, yogurt, toast and on special days (once a week) a PopTart or donut to celebrate FRIDAY!!!

bsadler AT wideopenwest DOT com

kntsmom said...

Cereal bars or poptarts, even I enjoy them sometimes.

Madeline said...

I like to eat cereal - right now, my favorite is Barbara's puffins cereal.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Beads By Lori and Sara said...

We do granola bars for breakfast if we're in a huge hurry, but most of the time it's some combination of cereal, waffles, poptarts, or toast.

Mikki said...

It's Cheerios in a snack bag and a sippy cup of Chocolate milk which they consume on the way to school!!!

Kyla said...

Wow, I am going to have to try this, my kids love poptarts and really who doesn't love ice cream!

Thanks for the idea.

Gwyneth said...

I love poptarts, the fruity ones are my fav. For some reason I'm not a big fan of their chocolate flavors.

My kiddo's go to breakfast is granola bars, lazy mom is me :D I keep the poptarts for myself!!

SalGal said...

For myself it's a cheeseburger and "value" (i.e. super-small) Coke. For the kiddies it's cereal!

shutterboo said...

Go to breakfast: cereal and oatmeal. Fast, friendly and fast.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Karen said...

A quick egg and toast sammy is a great in a hurry breakfast that can even be eaten on the go.

carmen said...

My favorite go-to breakfast is pretty simple: cereal and milk!

Nicole said...

I love making my kids smoothies! Sometimes I hide some spinach to make it extra nutritious!

Veronica said...

We eat waffles almost every day. LOL!

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Anonymous said...

That would have to be Iced Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts, and followed up by Iced Blueberry Pop-Tarts. If that is not available then it is granola bars or occasionally cereal.

Thanks.

Heather
savingmoney2@yahoo(dot)com

djw209 said...

Oh that sounds so yummy! I'm going to have to try that!

We don't have kids yet, but recently our go to breakfast consists of either a bagel or english muffin with peanut butter.

Jen B said...

Anything with fruit is a favorite in out house!

Jenny B
jennyhasquads (at) yahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Our quicky breakfast is pancake and sausage on a stick and milk. Simple and quick.
Thanks for the chance Dawn and get to feeling better soon.
Angie

miriama said...

Poptarts or granola bars

Kelsey Kim said...

bagel and cream cheese or pb toast with a piece of fruit and yogurt.

Sarah said...

I usually serve toast or muffins, but my children would gladly have cereal every day. I just don't like that all of them have sugar!
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daveg0929 said...

Poptarts and chocolate milk

Jen said...

For my kids, it's often Pop Tarts. They eat 'em on the walk to school. But they're also a favorite after school snack or bed time snack.

scissorbill said...

Instant oatmeal!

Diane B said...

My little guy loves these breakfast bars from Trader Joe's called "This Blueberry Walked into a Bar". Love the name and I tell myself they are not totally junk food. They work great in a pinch.

Janet said...

Breakfast for me is usually cereal or a bagel. The kids love poptarts for breakfast or a snack, whenever we need somesthing in a hurry!

jillyrh said...

Our go-to breakfast is a breakfast burrito

Kirsten said...

breakfast is most always cereal

Sharon said...

With 4 kids to get out the door for the bus and a 4 year old screaming for attention, our breakfasts are plain and simple. Cold cereal, granola and of course POP-TARTS! My younger ones pack a pop-tart for snack at least once a week. Last week, the neighbor kids were over and my kiddos offered them a frozen Pop-Tart for a snack. After they went home, I got a call from their mom. She wanted to know "how do you make those?" The boys told their mom that I made the best pop-tarts ever!! After I stopped laughing I told her my secret--"throw them in the freezer!!"

Binkytowne said...

Cereal is our usual, but pop tarts are way better.

Laura said...

Waffles with Jelly!

Beth Thomas said...

Our go to breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese and an apple. Thanks for this opportunity!

Betty N said...

Our go to breakfast is cold cereal but when my grandkids come to visit, I fix their favorites including soft oven cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit.

Rachel said...

Yum, poptarts! I still fall back on them myself even though I feel way too hold to be consuming pink things with sprinkles for breakfast :)
My go-to breakfast for the kids is to blend up fruit, yogurt, and ice and make them think they're getting a real treat! Best part: put it in a cup with a lid and finish it in the car on the way to school!

Anonymous said...

My go to breakfast would be a bowl of Raisin Bran...The Kellogg's version with the yummy sugar coated raisins!!!

T.S. Timmons

Valerie P (TX) said...

Here it is cereal bars, quick and easy.

Spaznchick said...

Mornings are rushed, but I always insist that the kids eat breakfast-- they have the same choices all the time: yogurt and fruit, oatmeal w/milk, cheerios w/milk, or an egg & cheese omelet w/ toast. Boring, but effective!

Missy Johnson said...

That looks good. My kids love Pop-Tarts and usually eat them for breakfast on weekends or a snack after school.

Kelly said...

Oh, that would be a treat around here!
Our quick and easy breakfast is a packet of apple and cinnamon instant oatmeal. (Yes, I know I could probably do it cheaper and healthier if I made my own packets but the ease of use is worth it to us! Plus, they'll eat it!!)
If we're really short on time, we take a drink and cups of dry cereal to eat in the car.

Rosemarie said...

This looks really good! Easiest breakfast here is a bowl of cereal or a bagel!

KathyGTwins said...

Another vote for cereal and instant oatmeal! Easy and quick.

Mynde said...

It's a win win- pop tarts AND ice cream for breakfast! Jaime Oliver would love that : )

The Mommy said...

My kids have Pop-tarts on the weekend (that's our non-healthy food rule - sorry, Kellogg!). They each eat something different for breakfast. Every.single.day. {SIGH} I would rather eat ANYTHING filled with ice cream! Even Poptarts!

Bree said...

My three almost 4 year old little girl, loves the smore pop tarts. So does her 30 year old dad. they have them for breakfest every morning.

Bree

Kelli said...

We usually eat oatmeal with banana, peanut butter, and honey! So good and healthy!

jennifernm said...

I'm eating a low-fat brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart right now! Love them.

Debbie said...

Our go to breakfast are Trader Joes waffles with a ton of maple syrup.

Jess said...

I love to have apple cinnamon waffles toasted with butter, peanut butter and honey! YUMMY. and S'Mores Pop tarts are my fav!

Annie H said...

Bananas. They are easy for my 13 mo old to eat by herself!

Ellie said...

Banana, yogurt, and either a breakfast bar (such as nutrigrain) or toast with peanut butter.

Gretchen said...

Pop tarts, granola bars or frozen waffles are usually what my kdis go for.

Carrie M. said...

Wow!! That looks so yummy!! Can't wait to try it.

My go to breakfast with the kids are pancakes. They LOVE pancakes. I put chocolate chips in them and freeze the leftovers...viola.

Meg said...

Our go to breakfast is kid and week dependent: my son is pretty much a cold cereal kid. my daughter's go to breakfast changes - this week is strawberry milkshakes (milk, Edy's slow churned vanilla ice cream, and fresh strawberries). Last week it was bagel w/ cream cheese. I'm sort of hoping we're back to cold cereal next week.
O - and the brown sugar cinnamon PopTarts w/ more fiber are a hit w/ my son and DH, but not for breakfast.

Sarah said...

I'm pregnant with our first, so my current breakfast craving is a peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich on toast. I'm thinking Pop Tart ice cream sandwiches might be a step up.

Wendy in Idaho said...

Wow! That looks yummy! Great idea!!!

The Behlmers said...

My kids love cereal, but prefer warm oatmeal when it's a cold morning!
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Sori said...

my go to breakfast is onion bagels and cream cheese. I think my kids would prefer pop tarts though.

Steff said...

My girls just take whatever they are eating and get in the car- and leave it there. That is why my van is disgusting. They do love those new oatmeal bars. I don't feel as guilty about having them eat those either.

ElvenPhoenix said...

Egg-o frozen whole wheat waffles with real maple syrup - quick, easy, and somewhat healthy.

2nd choice is Honey Nut cheerios or (surprise!) Pop-tarts.

Sharon Harris said...

My go to breakfast on the run is yogurt and a handful of frozen grapes.

Tana said...

We usually have time for only a quick breakfast..choose between eggo waffles, pop-tarts, or cereal. Sometimes we even have leftover birthday cake :) Yum! And so healthy! :)

Stacey said...

Our go to breakfast is rasin bread, prunes and appels...the kids love this breakfast:)

Angie said...

We love eggs and toast in the morning

kari jasus said...

my son is just happy with toast and fresh fruit. i'm not complaining!

pmerry said...

Go to breakfasts in a hurry at our house is a granola bar.

Busted Kate said...

Oh, this looks like it would be soooo tasty on a hot summer Arizona day!

I am definitely a protein shake for breakfast girl.

BrassWillow said...

Those look really good! I might have to make a run to the store today!

Lesan said...

Peanut butter on toast with a banana on the side.

Christina said...

We alternate Pop-Tarts with cereal - Pop-Tarts on the days we need to get out the door quickly. My kids love the Smores ones!

Stella said...

Truthfully, our go to breakfast is Pop-Tarts. They are easy and not terrible for them! And my kids LOVE them!!!

Matt said...

A favorite go-to breakfast at our house is cereal. It's easy to get ready and can be healthy when we don't buy all the sugary ones.
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Danielle said...

Dry Cheerios and Craisins. I know it sounds weird, but I love it!

Lisa said...

My go to breakfast of choice would have to be a tie between some kind of chocolate pop tart or cereal. They are both easy to eat/make and taste good.

Chantel Schellenberger said...

We LOVE Pop-Tarts in our house...favorite? Wild Berry, a new one - Wild Grape I think - and the brown sugar ones...YUM...

~Think I need a Pop-Tart for my evening snack ;)

Dianne said...

When my boys were little I would take time to make a full breakfast of eggs, meat, biscuits, etc, and they would want to follow up with cereal. I finally realized that just cereal was all they really wanted or needed. So that settled that.

MaBunny said...

i love a crisp english muffin with peanut butter and a big glass of cold milk:) of course we all love poptarts too:)

Steph said...

Cereal bars -- all varities. Granola bars, nutrigrain types, oatmeal ones. If I can hand it to my kids and call it a cereal bar they eat it. If I call it anything else, though, they won't touch it. It's quick, it's easy, and it's mess free so I'm not about to fight them over it either. :)

Anonymous said...

My kids don't like to eat first thing in the morning, which isn't an option on school days so we have dicovered Carnation instant breakfast. They love it. At first, I was afraid it wouldn't be filling enough but they tell me they don't get hungry at school before lunch so it works for us!

~andi4474

Megryansmom said...

Instant oatmeal and orange juice. I can't wait to try those frozen pop tarts

Nina said...

my son won't eat breakfast until 2-4 hours after he wakes up. I made him sourdough pancakes with homemade buttermilk syrup this morning. he gagged and spit it out (and it was good)...string cheese, usually if nothing else he'll eat string cheese.

MK said...

Mmm those look good. Lately ours has been cereal. I just don't have the energy to put into breakfast lately like I should.

Michelle said...

salad, cereal, or cinnamon toast...depends on which child. And if it's on-the-go well, BK is my first stop.

Jen said...

Nutrigrain bars! The best lol!

kntsmom said...

Poptarts or dry cereal.

Steph Frank said...

I love the choclate chip cookie dough poptarts.

holud said...

eggs & toast

Betsy said...

My kid's easy! A banana, toast or mini muffins and milk!

Donna said...

Pop Tarts are usually our "go to" grab & go breakfast. My kids like frosted strawberry. But I'd have to say my all time favorite are Smores. I practically lived on those when I was prego with my first. Another grab & go breakfast we do are french toast sticks. We're big on grab & go since I have to drive my son to school.

Bobbi said...

This is awesome! With 4 kids I am always on the look-out for new snack ideas for my kids. I know they would dig this snack for sure! Thanks for the great giveaway! And snack idea!

Bobbi

Bobbi said...

With 4 kids in school our mornings are rushed. We always grab poptarts! They are a life saver! Poptarts are always in our house!

Cheryl said...

Great idea, just need a little imagination!!

imtcbbaby said...

So the question is...Is a pop tart ice cream sandwhich considered breakfast? Hahaha I know one of my kids will try to pull that one if I make these!

mackenziie said...

My kids only eat wof-wof (waffles) and they refuse to use a fork. They now shower twice a day.

Rhonda said...

Actually my daughter (And so does the husband) likes Blueberry Poptarts fresh out of the toaster with a slather of Peanut butter over it. My husband started my daughter on this and now she is hooked. I thought it was pretty gross, but I guess it's kinda like eating a pb&j sandwich, just toasted.

Denise said...

toast with nutella.
cereal and milk.
oatmeal.

Jennifer Foster said...

Go to breakfast.....cinnamon toast crunch :)

And for Mom, Kashi bar. I love the dark chocolate coconut!

Bethany said...

I grab muffins.

GE is me said...

breakfast in our house is almost always cereal.

Stefani said...

What an interesting idea.
Pop tarts...they're not just for breakfast anymore :-)

Heather said...

We can't eat processed food so I won't be trying them, but would like to win the gift card!

Teresa said...

I often throw poptarts at my kids on the way out the door in the mornings. Don't worry they catch them and eat them. (No children were harmed in the throwing of poptarts!) If we don't have poptarts then it's cereal or toast but honestyl poptarts are just faster!

Anonymous said...

will be trying this out with my 2 year old and 4 year old boys thank you so much for sharing with us
Callie

Scott said...

I usually take something on the road with me on my commute or something extra in my lunch bag to eat at my desk. A granola bar, cup of yogurt, pop tart, apple, etc. are all options. I don't have kids.
Scott
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angie lilly said...

I don’t really have a routine. Some days I don’t even eat breakfast and opt for a cup of chai or coffee latte. Other days I have a fruit smoothie or bowl of granola. On my lucky days, my hubby makes a full sit down breakfast from scratch MMMM! LOL (PS I don't have children).
Angie
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Laura said...

My kids would love those. I hope I win!!

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Carrie said...

these look...interesting. i think i'd like the fudge one better for sure. if only i could have THAT for breakfast...

Shannon said...

You know what is really good.... the Popsters in strawberry blast. The are in 100 calorie packs, and i picked them up to try. I think they were limited time thing. I am just finishing my last box, and I don't think I can find them again=(

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

If we're in a hurry (which is usual), it's bagels in the car...and if they're lucky, they are toasted instead of plain. If I'm REALLY nice they might get a breakfast burrito.

The A Team Mom said...

Fruit (apple or banana typically) or a go-gurt and a slice of toast seem to work great in a snap!

I love to do the cooking type of breakfast... for dinner! Yum!

JoDee said...

that looks so good much better then a traditional ice cream sandwich and would be my choice for breakfast on the go. For my self I just will grab a banana or peice of toast with peanutbutter

Lisa said...

My go to breakfast right now is powdered sugar donuts. My 4 year old can help himself while I am still sleeping in the morning.

Lesley said...

My kids would love those! Great idea!

Amanda said...

These are the best desserts. We like them cold and hot, and all day long.

Maggie211 said...

I am the usual cereal and milk gal..

Rachel said...

Cinnamon raisin bagels with cream cheese. Also, Trader Joe's "Just the clusters" maple pecan granola cereal - either with milk or in yogurt.

Pam said...

our go to breakfast is either frozen pancakes or french toaster sticks or a pancake on a stick.

AuntyM said...

Pop-Tarts are a great fast breakfast on the go!

Tech Mama said...

For the kids - oatmeal at home or s'mores pop tarts on the go. For me - peanut butter & jelly toast with coffee.