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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.

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I bought these after molten cheese in my toaster oven caught fire again. They work just as well in that appliance as a regular toaster. I love 'em!

Neko Tsukimi:

I remember those little fake toaster pizza thingies. I got them for like $1. Popped those badboys in my toaster, waited... waited..., and took a hot pizza poptart out of the toaster. I bit into it and it was cold! Put in in microwave, it got soggy. They lived in my freezer for about a month... I ate them when we ran out of food. I'm glad it's no longer available. But those "hot pockets"... I should invest in some. They're a neat idea.


hehe.. I've been using tostabags for ages. They rock. I thought they were made out of teflon though?


Why fibreglass - wasn't there any asbestos available? Fibreglass can be very hazardous to people - do you really want to heat it up, next to food, and then eat the food?


you big stinker of a food snob. Those toaster pizza's were AWESOME.


John's friend:

John, Asbestos would not allow the sandwiches to get hot enough I think. Apart from that - great idea!


Domo- you're right, I happen to know that they don't make toaster pizzas anymore because I went out LOOKING for them and they were nowhere to be found.


Eh, toaster pizzas? It sounds as bad as space food. Those toaster bags sound great though!

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