A friend was recently telling me how her eighteen-month-old son loves French toast. He gobbles it up every time she makes it. He loves the taste and she is glad he gets a hearty breakfast. Since she's a working mama who has to fly out of the house in the mornings, she came up with a shortcut that doesn't rely on the frozen food aisle.

She takes slices of whole wheat sandwich bread, dunks them in a bowl filled with the milk, egg, and cinnamon mixture, and then fries them up five slices at a time before freezing them. While she dresses for the office, she takes a slice from the fridge and pops it in the toaster to warm for her wee one.