Saturday, March 13, 2010

Preschool Bento #33 - We Got a Pocket Sandwich Maker!

This is our current favorite kitchen gadget! My sweet friend Lynds is walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day this year and she recently hosted a Pampered Chef party to raise money for her 3Day fund (side note: PC rocks, she raised close to $400 from the party). F&B and I fell in love with this sandwich maker thingie that takes regular sandwiches and makes them similar to Uncrustables.

Since both my kids hate peanut butter with a passion but like the *idea* of uncrustables, it works perfectly for them. I really want to try it with egg salad, but I'd have to make the egg salad first.



Ben opted for a cream cheese & jelly pocket sandwich along with fresh pineapple & canteloupe. Our bread split a little in making the sandwich, but I think it is because I keep the bread in the fridge. We like Nature's Own White Wheat bread (HCFS free) and I don't think it keeps as long if not refrigerated.

14 comments:

  1. Fun! I love my sandwich sealer. It's the only way I'll give my 2yo egg salad sandwiches because otherwise she makes a huge mess sticking her fingers in the sides!

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  2. Shannon, I got one of these recently and I will be experimenting with various fillings to see how I get on. I might try making pb&j then freezing, like uncrustables, to see how they fare.

    Oh and my bread split too, it was really fresh so I put it down to too much filling?

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  3. from where can you buy this pocket sandwich maker

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  4. This reminds me that we only have 3 picks left... My guess is most of them are somewhere in my toddler's room. Where do you get yours? Do Dollar Store type places have them?

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  5. Aww! Thanks for the mention, Shannon! It was very gracious of you to have the party at your home. Thank you!

    We've LOVED our sandwich sealer, too. I put more filling in than she showed us at your party because, otherwise, it seemed like the kids were just eating bread.

    Ekta, you can get it from a Pampered Chef consultant.

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  6. For the sandwich splitting: I have good luck keeping my bread in the freezer (instead of the fridge) and defrosting it in the microwave before use. If it's really stubborn, boil a cup of water in the microwave first to get the humidity up.

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  7. K, I hate to even say it (since PC was so awesome helping your friend raise money for such a great cause), but . . . I have one of those and while I *want* to love it, it just seems to fall short of my expectations (like, to *stay* sealed). However, I've been 'coveting' a Krustbuster (yeah, goofy spelling and all) for a while now. I'll let you know how it works out if I take the leap!

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  8. Wow. Just. WOW. Got the Krustbuster a couple weeks ago and it works SO well! Really *seals* the edges and doesn't split the bread at all in the process! I'm planning on playing with it a good bit (saw a suggestion for using it to make cream cheese stuffed french toast too - mmmm!).

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  9. Anyone know where I can get a Krustbuster from that will ship to UK without charging an arm and a Leg???

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  10. arkonite_babe<

    You can buy the product from krustbuster.com. Currently there is a flat shipping rate of just under $ 5.00.

    Good luck. It really does work. The cream cheese stuffed french toast is mouthwatering delicious!!!

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  11. oh... heres the link to the recipe

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  12. Catching up on old old comments (that I forgot to do way back when). Arkonite, did you get one of the Krustbusters? And what did you think of it? We like our PC one, but I'm a complete sucker for kitchen goodies.

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  13. Hi Shannon, no I haven't managed to get a krustbuster yet, I'm still working on it!

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