Monday, October 31, 2011

No Cooking Required - Tuna & Creamed Corn

There are some mornings, where I am an absolute sook and will not get out of bed without hitting the snooze button three times. These mornings often correspond to times where I have been too lazy to organise my lunch the night before. Doh!

On these mornings, the fist thing I grab is a can of flavoured tuna. Its quick, easy, and does not taste too bad (especially with cheese). Thankfully, I only hit snooze twice this morning. Plenty of time for a bachelor-style toastie recipe!

Monday, October 24, 2011

No Cooking Required - Chicken, Tomato & Cheese

My toastie making has become quite the office novelty. Instead of placing their frozen lunches in the microwave queue and wandering back to their desks, workmates have started to hang around to see what marvellous toastie creation I am making.

This week’s toastie was devised during one such toastie making session. A colleague and I debated whether or not cheese should have been added to my ham, tomato and mustard toastie.

We eventually came to the conclusion that cheese and heavy mustard was not a great paring, and a meat toastie like this should have one or the other. My colleague went on to say that ham, cheese and tomato makes a great toasted sandwich. He paused for a minute and said that he preferred chicken to ham. Thus today’s toastie was born.

Which luncheon meat do you prefer? Ham or chicken?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

No Cooking Required - Ham, Tomato & Mustard

I must admit I am struggling to fine toasted sandwich recipes for this month's challenge. Who would have though that it would be so hard to think of simple flavour combinations? Finally, inspiration came from a tasty looking blog post by TFP.

I must admit that I was a bit hesitant about not adding cheese to this recipe. I am really glad that I stuck with TFP's recipe. This combination is fantastic. To be honest, I am not sure how well cheese would go with the strong taste of mustard.

If you are not a fan of mustard, I would leave out the mustard and add some cheese.


P.S. Love your work TFP.

Monday, October 10, 2011

No Cooking Required - Chicken & Gravy

Let us kick this month off with a toasted sandwich version of my favourite “I do not feel like cooking dinner tonight” recipe – Chicken Pie.

I learned this recipe from my mum. Basically, you strip all of the meat from a store brought pre-cooked chicken, mix it with chicken gravy and encase in pre-made puff pastry. Twenty minutes in the oven and it is ready! Cooking does not come any easier than this.

I must admit the toasted sandwich version of my chicken pie does not taste as nice as the real thing. Comparing the two directly is a little unfair, after all puff pastry does taste much better than bread.

According to my toastie monster, chicken pie must be covered in tomato sauce. Personally, the addition of tomato sauce drives me up the wall. How do you like your chicken pie/toastie, covered in sauce, or sauce free?


Sunday, October 2, 2011

No Cooking Required - Avocado, Ham & Cheese

Today we reveal my toastie monsters dirty little secret. Even though he vehemently denies it, baked bean and cheese is not the only toastie recipe in existence. On rare occasions, he will eat avocado, ham and cheese toasties.

I think this toastie ticks all of the boxes. No pre-cooking of ingredients, only three ingredients used and it looks like a typical toasted sandwich. I hope that the resident bachelor approves of this toasted sandwich recipe and makes one for himself!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Theme: No Cooking Required

BBQ Meat Lover Pizza
Wow, what a busy month, September has flown buy. Too much time spent chasing around after the house we are building and not enough time spent making toasties.

What can I say about September’s theme besides “om nom nom, nom nom?” I really enjoyed this month’s pizza themed toasted sandwiches. My favourite recipes would have to be the BBQ Meat Lover, closely followed by the BBQ Chicken & Bacon. Third place goes to Hot & Spicy.

According to our resident bachelor, these toasties were “too much like cooking.” I find this a bit confusing. Did I use too many ingredients? Was it the pre cooking of the bacon?

Whatever it was, we will take a small step back this month and create toastie recipes that do not require any pre-cooking of ingredients or uses too many ingredients. We shall call this month’s theme “No Cooking Required,” however in reality it is "really simple bachelor toasties that do not require any cooking techniques other than mixing and chopping."

Let the noms begin,

Darkbyte xx


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