Wednesday, 1 February 2012

I Hate Lunch

It's back to school, and you know what that means, don't you.


More specifically, lunchboxes.

For me it's like a culinary version of the Kyrpton factor.

How do you keep them

a) well-fed with nutritious stuff while simultaneously b) making them actually fancy eating it and c) keeping it interesting enough so that you don't put them off sandwiches for life?

Because it's a long time they'll be eating from a lunchbox, quite possibly the next fifteen years or so.

I've even been known to interrogate Little Miss as to what the other kids have in their lunchboxes. (I can't ask the Sunshine Duke, because he just lies outrageously). Francesca had smoked salmon, so we tried that. Robbie had a sausage roll, so we tried that. But I feel like I am still treading water when it comes to sandwich making.

And then I came across these.

They have transformed my life. My lunchbox life, at any rate. 

You make a sandwich as normal, pop it into a bag and stick it in the toaster. The end result? A toasted sandwich! No messing with (and not to mention having to clean) a Breville, this little thing does it for you in a jiffy.

But the real reason I love it is this: you can stick whatever you want in the sandwich and the kids will eat it.

Little Miss, for example, doesn't like avocado. But give her a chicken and avocado toasted sandwich and she'll eat it up.

The Sunshine Duke doesn't like cheese, or ham, or... (I'll stop there, or I may be here all day) but give him a ham and cheese toasted sandwich, and at school pick up he'll say "Mummy, you gave me a cheese and ham sandwich and I ate it all up!"

Apparently, you can even cook fish fingers in it. Fish finger sandwiches, kids?

PS. this is not a sponsored post (be nice if it was though!) Actually I just came across them in the supermarket.


  1. Awesome - I'm getting some for myself! Oh and the answer for us is school lunch!

  2. School lunch? Back in my day they were very dodgy... are they better these days?