Heyooo from the Grand Canyon!
I’m sure you’ve gathered by now that my family and I (and Vivian’s family) are super duper world travelers. Like, we travel a lot.
We love it, we live for it, and this time we are on a school trip in Arizona!!! We started the trip in Pheonix, then Flagstaff, Page, now we’re at the Grand Canyon, and tomorrow we leave for Sedona. It’s been a whirlwind, but it’s also been a blast! I will be sharing some pictures down below, but first let’s talk about the real highlight for this post… these cute adorable easy to eat fun stuffed french toast sticks.
Isn’t anything in stick form, no need for forks, automatically delicious?
Well I totally think so.
I love how you can switch it up with these. Throw some chocolate in a few, peanut butter in some other ones, marshmallow fluff in a couple, or just mix it all up. And you can also add fruit, which makes it seem like it might be healthy.
Now this recipe makes a lot of sticks, so I would use this for a big weekend sleepover or a family get together. It’s perfect for anything with a lot of people! Unless you just want to feast, in that case it works just great as well.
It took me a few attempts to get the heat and proper cooking technique down, but isn’t that the same with making pancakes? Save about three for practice, and then the rest will be golden (literally. so good).
These sticks are the perfect get-the-kids-in-the-kitchen-lets-make-breakfast-together kind of meal. It gets everyone involved, and those picky eaters get to choose exactly what they want inside their sticks! Perfecto.
Now while you’re salivating over the goodness that is stuffed french toast sticks.. I give you Arizona pictures! This isn’t even a quarter of how many we’ve taken so far, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you (don’t worry, if you’re totally in to the Vivian & Hunter vacations there will be a part two). So without further ado… here are some of our pics of the first few days in Arizona!
This is my awesome friend (and former history teacher) Ms. Jodie! This was our first lunch in Arizona at this restaurant with all these ties hanging on the ceiling and rattlesnakes in the corner (anyone been there before?)
Here’s the Grand Canyon in all it’s glory… Can you find the ducky?
Vivian and one of her best friends, Arsema, on the Pink Jeep Sunset Tour… and boy did they have a blast!
This is my crazy family. We are usually more photogenic than this. I guess the sun was so bright and our minds were so blown.
On our second day in Arizona, we drove out to see a huge meteorite crater (um hello, does anyone else believe we’re hiding some aliens out there?) and Viv loved checking out the scenery with the binocular/telescope contraption.
This was a cool tree we saw during one of our hikes the second day!
The girlies! Jodie, Hannah, Vivian, and Sydney!
This is Viv’s amazing family– Mrs. Mara, Anne Margaret, Mr. Reese, Viv, and Evelyn.
What a perfect photo op in front of the Grand Canyon!
Viv is starting to really get her reading skills down, and while we were on a geology tour about the history of the Grand Canyon rocks, Vivian read to us how old some of them were.
She also learned how to tell if they are limestone, sandstone, granite, etc. Pretty neat!
Last night we all got to watch this beautiful sunset in the Grand Canyon… we sure are lucky!
And this is my new favorite photo of Viv and me! I sure love me some Vivian!
I hope you enjoyed all our pictures. We love having the Vivian & Me blog to share our exciting life with the people we love; YOU! Our recipes and stories give you an idea of who we are, and thank you for letting us show you a glimpse of what we are about, the people we love, the memories we make, and the food we enjoy!
Share these stuffed french toast sticks with the people you love… we can’t wait to hear all about it!
- 6 eggs
- 1 loaf of bread (feel free to use gluten-free bread too!)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter
- marshmallow fluff
- peanut butter
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix in the orange juice and vanilla.
- In a small bowl, stir the cinnamon and sugar together.
- Take a piece of bread, cut the crust off, and then using your palm, press down until the bread is as flat as you can make it (so that it can easily be rolled up).
- Add desired toppings and then roll up the bread into a stick.
- Soak the stick in the egg mixture for ten seconds, then evenly coat the stick in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Repeat with all pieces of bread.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet.
- Add up to 6 sticks at a time to the skillet, cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, flipping them over halfway through to get both sides of the stick.
- Pour melted chocolate on top and serve.