These posts and recipes are written on behalf of Mom It Forward. All opinions, thoughts, and ideas are my own. (recipes for both the chocolate french toast and herbed dinner rolls are at the bottom of this post) As much as I would like to say that I make everything from scratch…it’s just not practical for me. My philosophy is like that show on Food Network — Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee (is that even still on?) Sure, making things from scratch is nice, and probably healthier. But using some premade ingredients make life so much easier. The thing I love about foods that can be found in the frozen and refrigerated sections is that they are easy to dress up and make meal time easier. You can buy some pieorgies, and throw some veggies and sauce with them for a hearty dinner. Premade cookie dough can be the base for some pretty delicious desserts. Frozen green beans make green bean casserole SO much easier. I mean, the possibilities are endless. And I definitely make at least one trip to the frozen food aisles every week (and no, not to buy pizza rolls!) With Christmas coming up, I know we are all looking to simplify a little bit, and make some delicious meals in the process. So, today, I’m going to be sharing two delicious recipes made with items from the refrigerated dairy and the freezer aisle. They are perfect for the holidays!simplify your meals this holiday season, definitely don’t beat yourself if you can’t make everything homemade! Foods from the frozen aisle are real foods…just frozen! While I would recommend steering clear of some items, I think that frozen foods and items from the refirgerated section make life just easier. Whether you are looking for breakfast foods, delicious appetizers, decadent desserts, or even a main course, definitely take a walk down the frozen food aisle — you might be surprised with what you can come up with! Do you have a favorite frozen or refrigerated food that makes cooking easier
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup butter pecan coffee creamer
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 slices french bread, or other day old bread
- 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Frosted Flakes, or regular frosted flakes
- 1/2 cup crushed pecans
- 3-5 tablespoons of butter, or cooking spray
- Whisk eggs, coffee creamer, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Place in a pie dish, or other wide dish.
- In another dish, crush cereal and pecans and mix together.
- Heat a large skillet, and melt butter (or spray with cooking spray if looking for a healthier alternative)
- Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture, and then cover with the cereal mixture.
- Cook evenly in the skillet on each side until it is nice and crispy -- the length of time will depend on the thickness of the bread (a very thick slice of French bread takes about 5 minutes on each side.)