My kids hate French toast. But they love French toast kebabs. Completely illogical, wouldn't you agree?
I've written before about the power of change, and I do believe it applies to all foods. Take something the young people in your house don't like that much, change the presentation and ta-da....a meal that makes them smile.
I do realize that part of the appeal of this new offering could very well be the bacon sandwiched between the cinnamon-vanilla grilled bread. Even the bananas and cranberries are somewhat tempting. But isn't that the point? Take what they don't like, add something that they do, make it look fun and no matter how old they are, they'll be more likely to eat it.
Jackson (now nine) walked into the kitchen this morning, home from school with a tummy ache, and muttered through his half-opened eyes "Oooh, what are those? Can you save me some?" See what I mean. He even acknowledged that he liked the colour of the cranberries on the skewer. He hates cranberries.
But now he likes French toast. At least if it's served on a stick.
**Complete side note: How do you spell kebab? Or is it kabob? Maybe even kebob? Please do tell because I can't figure it out.
French Toast Kebabs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 slices of French or Italian bread, cut into 1 inch slices
- Optional: assorted fresh and dried fruits, bacon slices
Combine the milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Place the bread in a shallow baking dish and pour the milk mixture over top. Turn the bread and allow it to soak for 3-5 minutes.
Heat a pan over medium high heat, add some butter and cook the bread, 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan, cut into six pieces and skewer with other items as desired.