Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

French Toast Sticks

4 large eggs or 1 cup egg substitute

1/3 cup milk

1 t. vanilla extract

t ground cinnamon

8 slices day-old bread

2 T. butter or margarine, divided use

Combine eggs or egg substitute, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or pie plate; set aside. Cut bread lengthwise into thirds; set aside. Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 2 t. butter. Dip bread sticks in egg mixture to coat; transfer to griddle. Cook sticks on each side until golden, adding remaining butter as needed. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve with pure maple syrup, if desired. Makes 4 servings.