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Sen. Franken on Afghanistan, healthcare, Haiti and election results in Massachusetts

Franken_20100120.mp323.81 MB

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken recently returned from Afghanistan and shares his experience with WTIP in an interview with Jay Andersen on DayBreak. Sen. Franken also discussed the health care overhaul bill, aid to earthquake ravaged Haiti, and what the loss of a senate seat in Massachusetts means for Democrats.

Every Wednesday morning, Sen. Franken hosts a Minnesota constituent’s breakfast. The featured dish is one of his favorites – Mahnomin Porridge.

Sen. Al Franken’s Mahnomin Porridge

  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup craisins
  • ½ cup roasted, cracked hazelnuts
  • 1 cup heavy cream                                                                                                     


  1. In a heavy non-stick sauté pan, add the cooked wild rice, heavy cream, and maple syrup, and warm through.
  2. Add the blueberries, craisins, and hazelnuts, and stir to mix well.
  3. Serve in a bowl with sides of warm heavy cream and maple syrup.