11. 29. 2005
Homemade "hot pockets"
Having just spent Thanksgiving making a meal that took about ten hours to prepare, ten minutes to wolfishly devour, and then two hours to clean up after, all I want is something easy and lazy. Enter toastabags, bags made of woven fiberglass, that let you put messy, drippy fillings right into your toaster for an instant grilled panini. I don't know if they're still being made, but some years ago I picked up some frozen toaster pizza- flat cardboard-like dough around some fake cheese and sauce. I remember thinking it was a genius idea, other than the fact that the resulting "pizza toast" was virtually inedible. If this works, then making things like tuna melts would be far easier and quicker than oven grilling or using a sandwich press. You'd need a wide-slot toaster, one that can accomodate gigantic bagel halves, but then sky's the limit- my next holiday meal is going to be toaster croque monsieur followed by pumpkin pie pop-tarts.
Toastabags are $5.99 for a set of two, and can be re-used up to 300 times.
From Conspicuous Consumption.