French Toast Recipe and the Outdoor Sink


 I don't normally make French toast with sliced bread but since this is what I had from the shelter, I used it this time.

I mix eggs with some milk and a bit of vanilla extract.  Then I dip the bread on both sides and let the egg mixture soak in.  I melt some butter on the griddle and place the soaked bread on it.  I sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar then flip it and sprinkle it with more cinnamon sugar.  As the bread cooks, it caramelizes the sugar which makes the bread very flavorful.

 I made about 100 pieces of this.  This is good to make in advance because you can easily warm it up and it still tastes very fresh.

 I used the last of my canned peaches to make a peach sauce to serve with it.  I thickened the peaches and then used my immersion blender to puree it.  I forgot to take a pic of the finished sauce.  I will be delivering all of this in about an hour.

 I saved all of my coffee cans all winter and spray painted them yesterday.  I will show you later what I am doing with them.  I know...I missed a few spots!

 When I started cleaning the outdoor sink, I found that the wood on my shelves had rotted.  Isn't it always something?  So, I had to take it all apart and cut new shelves.  I just gave it a light spray to tone the color down.

 Later today I will scrub the metal down and paint it.  Then I will reassemble the shelves and finish the sink area.

 My trusty helper keeps an eye on my work.

 The sink area is clean and the wire shelves are in place.

The sink won't work until my irrigation guy comes and turns my water on.

Comments

Patty Woodland said…
We had a hard frost last night so that might have been a dangerous choice here.

CRAZY weather. C R A Z Y!
French toast! Another great way to use stale bread!
Do you ever stop Joyce? I admire you being so busy all the time!
Joy said…
I agree with Barbara! You are always on the go. I feel like I need some of your energy too. :-)
Suzanne said…
I love your outdoor set up
Laurie Mcknight said…
you go like the energizer bunny!!!!!Beautiful shelves you have and I love the sound of that french toast!!!!!
Betty said…
The toast looks great, and I've never tried it with fruit. I can't wait to see what you're doing with the cans. Your sink area looks like its coming together nicely. You are very productive!
I've eaten french toast before but I've never had cinnamon and vanilla mixed in them :-) We call them Poor Knights over here.

I've liked thatg sink since I first saw it here in Your blog!

Have a great day!
Christer.
TARYTERRE said…
LOVE your outdoor sink. I was going to hook up the hose here but the temps will be going down to 30, at night this weekend, so I'll wait.
Nellie said…
That is some serious French toast! What a treat!
Barb said…
The French toast looks yummy and your sink area ready for the season-very pretty. I loved the way the porches in the old section of Huntsville were put to such good use and very attractive. Your sink area reminded me of them.
We love French toast! I'll bet the peach sauce was amazing too!

That's some serious coffee drinking girlfriend! I can't wait to see what you do with them!
I bet your friends at the shelter loved those~ and that sink Joyce, what a treasure,
can't wait to see what the hay those cans are for!
xx
You cook! You cut wood! You scrub metal down and paint it! You do spring clean up on your outdoor areas. You are a Renaissance Woman!!!!!!!!!!!
luckybunny said…
I bet everyone loved that French toast!! Making big progress outside, looks great :)