Sunday, July 25, 2010

French toast sticks

One of Saturday's projects was a batch of French toast sticks for the freezer. I started with oatmeal bread and made a half batch....except that I let the bread soak too long and had to make more of the mixture. So I ended up doing a full batch of mixture with half the amount of bread.

I'm never making these again. When the directions say to use nonstick spray, DO IT. Even if you're using a nonstick pan. By the third sheet, I was using a brand new nonstick cookie sheet that was well greased with oil, and they still stuck. Way too much work to pry them off the sheet.

I also wasn't impressed with the taste, but I'm the wrong person to ask. I don't like French toast. I was making these for Nathan. He said they tasted fine and he could taste the pumpkin and spices. So take my opinion with a grain of salt.
This is a seriously embarrassing before/after photo. My grandma would be appalled at the poor job I do at housecleaning. I keep up with dishes, laundry, the bathroom, etc., but I don't vacuum my baseboards faithfully and I don't clean my cabinets/walls regularly. I never noticed how dirty my kitchen cupboards were getting until recently. It was a top priority project this weekend. The top is after I washed it. Isn't it disgusting?
I won a slow cooker cookbook on a blog recently, and I almost followed a recipe exactly in this yummy dinner. It was a whole chicken with vegetables, liquid, and seasonings. It was very tasty.

2 comments:

Jaime said...

Mmm...crockpot chicken. Yeah those french toast sticks sound like too much work. And I'm pretty sure Grandma would be appalled at most people's housekeeping. ;)

VanderbiltWife said...

My toddler is nuts about those French toast sticks! But you're right, you have to coat the pans with a TON of cooking spray for them not to stick. My friend suggested using stoneware and said they didn't stick at all.