Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was definitely relaxing and went by way too quickly as always. It was also filled with great food, which makes any day that much better. On Saturday night I tried a new German restaurant with my parents. Although German food is not my favorite, the giant pretzel with spicy apple mustard was a definite highlight of the meal. Today my boyfriend and I took a walk through Boston's North End and came home with a box full of cannolis from Mike's Pastry. I can hardly wait until dinner is over to dig into my chocolate chip cannoli- definitely one of my all-time favorite desserts.
I also made a few things in my kitchen, including these easy French Toast Sticks. I seriously love French Toast. Most mornings I just eat a simple breakfast- greek yogurt with granola, fresh fruit or cereal with milk. But I am all about indulgent breakfasts on the weekend or vacation and French Toast is at the top of my favorite indulgent breakfast list. These French Toast Sticks are super easy to make and taste so much better than the frozen ones you can buy at the supermarket. Served with fresh fruit and maple syrup, you have yourself a perfect Sunday morning breakfast. You can also freeze the extras and pop them into the microwave for a quick breakfast throughout the week.
Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats
4 slices thick-cut bread
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp melted butter, slightly cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Cut bread slices into thirds and set aside.
In a large shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla and ground cinnamon. One at a time, dunk the bread sticks into the egg batter, letting the excess drip off. Place each bread stick onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until lightly golden in color. Halfway through the baking time, flip over the bread sticks and spray with the tops again with non-stick cooking spray.
Sprinkle warm french toast sticks with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve.