Friday, July 18, 2008

Sandwich Maker

I am probably one of the few people that didn't get a sandwich maker for my wedding. After seeing an idea on making your own corn dogs in a sandwich maker, I went out and bought one. So today for lunch I mixed up the cornbread batter, cut up the hotdogs and made these cute little triangle corndogs. Problem is, my kids didn't like them at all. They peeled off the cornbread and ate the hotdog. Feeling frustrated that I just bought this sandwich maker for nothing (and I normally don't like extra "gadgets" around my house) I thought I would experiment and see what my kids would like.

I made muffins using Jiffy muffin mix. It was fast, easy and didn't heat up my house.

I made omelettes. These were by far the biggest hit. I just took one egg, scrambled it in a small dish and then added cheese, onion, and lunch meat. I seasoned it with salt and pepper then poured it into the Pam coated sandwich maker. YUMMY!! They were so yummy that we ended up using the rest of the eggs making them. I think I will have already diced up omelette ingredients in the fridge for when school starts so Emilee can make her own omelettes before school. This will also be a much quicker breakfast for Cody before he heads off to work or the gym.

I also tried to make pocket sandwiches with leftovers. We had a chicken rice type casserole for dinner the other night that was loaded with veggies. I took two slices of bread and put the casserole in the middle then cooked it in the sandwich maker. It reminded me of a hot pocket and was actually pretty yummy.

After experimenting, I feel much better about the impulse purchase I made. I am looking forward to many more experiments that will end with fast and easy clean up without heating up the whole house. My next adventure with this machine is dessert!!

Please feel free to share your creative ideas using this cool little gadget. I am sure this post is nothing new to most of you!

1 comment:

Claudine said...

My family's favorite treat with our sandwich maker (before my toddler broke it, anyway...) was to make little fruit pies. Just butter two slices of bread on the outside then fill with the canned fruit pie filling (cherry is my fav!). Wonderful! I came across your blog a few weeks ago and have enjoyed your recipes and posts, thanks!