Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sandrolls


My children strongly dislike sandwiches.  I would almost say that they are borderline bread haters.  No. 1 will eat a sandwich only if there’s really nothing else available.  No. 2 will refuse sandwiches even though there is absolutely nothing else.  Bread is just not a popular meal in my house.

Apart from coating both sides of the bread with pure sugar, I’ve tried everything I can think of to get them to eat sandwiches or just bread in general.  I’ve tried coating the bread in egg then frying it ie. French toast.  No luck.  I’ve tried bread and butter pudding.  No luck.  Seriously.

Anyway, life would be so much easier if they would eat sandwiches.  We could have simple cheese or tuna sandwiches, chicken and sweet corn sandwiches and even a more gourmet feta cheese, roast pepper and spinach sandwich.  I could whip up a no-cook dinner in 5 minutes instead of slaving over a hot stove (or microwave!).

So in a desperate attempt to disguise the sandwiches, I presented them in a different form, what I call ‘sandrolls’!  I came across this idea somewhere on the internet, can’t remember where though.  The photos looked better on the internet, much more spirally!  Perhaps I needed a filling with a stronger contracting colour? 

I used 2 fillings: a grated cheddar cheese, cream cheese and pineapple filling and a tuna roast pepper and garlic mayonnaise filling.


Grated cheddar cheese filling:
Grate a chunk of cheddar cheese; mix with spoonfuls of cream cheese and mashed/grated pineapple.  No measurements, I just added to my taste.

Tuna filling:
Mix a tin of canned tuna, grated garlic, mayonnaise and roast pepper (chopped finely).

 Putting the rolls together:
1.       Cut the crusts off the slices of bread.
2.       Spread the filling on the bread length-wise.  Leave about 0.5 cm of space at the end of the bread.
3.       Roll roll roll.
4.       Cut the roll into 2 or 3 sections and you’re done.



After all that grating and mixing, did my children eat the “sandrolls”? 


Nope. 

They’re not that easily fooled.


Bugger.

24 comments:

  1. The dont like them?? wow but its a good thing for their health i guess! Im addicted to sandwiches .... mmmmm sandwiches .... hahaha

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    1. :-) Yes I remember your 'addiction'! You make some really tasty sandwiches!

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  2. Sorry, but I couldn't help but laugh..'sandrolls' too good!
    Forget afternoon tea parties, I want a sandroll party!!!
    very funny. They look a very anglicised Sushi roll. ;-)
    Good on you for going to such efforts...

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    1. So much for my efforts! I had to eat them all myself!

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  3. How about Crumpets , maybe they will like it?

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    1. Crumpets - great idea. Will try that!

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  4. Hahaha... you can probably fool them with this: http://belachan2.blogspot.com/2007/08/golden-bread-shrimp-rolls.html

    I don't think the end result looks anything like bread at all. Let me know whether you fool them or not if you do try it. ;)

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    1. Those bread-shrimp-rolls look great! It doesn't look like bread at all! I'll have to try that - but it looks a little bit labour-intensive! I'm lazy :-)

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  5. So they dislike "bread"? How about tortilla wraps, pita bread?? Hmmm...still not easily fooled huh? I agree. Life would be much easier if they like sandwiches a little more.

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    1. Well, 1 likes wraps but the other one won't eat wraps. The one who eats wraps won't eat pita bread but the one who doesn't eat wraps will eat pita bread. All to drive me insane of course :-)

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  6. How about tortilla wraps or some other flat bread like pita bread? Oops, pita bread still has "bread" in it but it does not look like traditional bread though - still not easily fooled huh? Hmmmm...how I agree that it will be much easier if they like sandwiches a little more....

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  7. hehe.. they are so creative! Dedicated mum that u are. some studies showed that the nutritional value of bread is debatable. How about lettuce wraps? or even zucchini burger where the zucchini is the "bread"?

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    1. Zucchini burger - now that sounds interesting! Sounds like something that I would like. Thought it would probably get rejected by the kids though.

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  8. What a great idea! Did it fool them?

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  9. Good try, mummy! Even you didn't succeed this time, never give up! There are still many possible options you can try. ;)

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  10. Oh wow what a cool idea by making the bread this way. Really creative of you momsie. haha... I bet the kids loving it. Hope you're having a wonderful week ahead, dear.
    Kristy

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    1. Sadly, kids weren't impressed! Enjoy your week too!

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  11. I like the sound of sandroll :)
    It can be frustrating at times... I have i teen who loves bread... and the other doesn't :(

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    1. I'm still hoping that they'll grow out of it and start loving bread!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! These sandrolls look so good!
    Maybe I should try it out with durian next time =D

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    1. Yum durian! Sounds like a great idea!

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