And still it continues. The renovations of the kitchen are carrying on at a pace. We have been most recently clearing the floor to make way for new riven slate tiles and chipping off the age old lime plaster off the walls. It is somewhat of a shell but it is possible to see potential in there, somewhere anyway. In the meantime Little D camps out in his air-raid shelter (aka his playpen) and gorges himself on digestive biscuits.
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Whilst all this is going on it is getting harder to get in there to make more than one real meal a day. The cooker although covered has to be cleaned free of dust before the most basic use of it can begin and one gets a bit fed up of cold sandwiches day in day out.
We needed to find a solution and we were scheduling in reviews when we came across a product that we realised might just be that. The lovely people at Plan it Products had sent us some goodies... ooh a while back... but we had not had an opportunity to try them out (sorry Plan It Products). But anyway in desperation for something resembling a decent lunch we pulled them out, dusted them down (yes it gets everywhere) and decided to give them ago.
Wave bye bye Pannini maker, we were impressed, really impressed with the Toastabags they sent. Just put your sandwich together, we like ham and cheese and mustard, slot them in the bag and bung them in the toaster. Three minutes and they are done. They taste wonderful and just like the ones out of a sandwich maker but with half the cleaning up. There's also a helpful recipe leaflet in the pack we fancy the Italian Job mozzarella, olives, tomato and basil and how about Apple pie and custard toastie to finish? Yummy! You can also use Toastabags to cook fish fingers, chicken nuggets and oven chips or even cook fresh salmon but we haven't got round to trying that yet.
The bags come in four grades a 30 use, 50 use, 100 use and 300 use. They start at just £1.00 plus delivery from Plan It Products.
We have a set of Toastabags (30 use) and some other goodies from Plan It Products including a cookasheet, a pizzamesh, baking mesh and non stick cake liners (which we sadly cannot use in our new wood fired oven) to give away
Simply tell the team at Dormouse and The Teapot your favorite toasted sandwich combination. Post your answer in the comments section by clicking on comments below, make sure you leave a contact email or twitter name otherwise if you win we won't be able to contact you to arrange to send you your prize!
Sorry UK entrants only
Dormouse and The Teapot use a randomiser programme to select the winner.
This competition will close at midnight on 18 August 2011.
We have been given products from Plan It Products to review free of charge