Sandwiches for the week made on a Sunday

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02/08/2011 at 17:50
Ahh that's nothing! Less than a week old. He should be aiming to make his last longer than these lovely 14 day sandwiches.
02/08/2011 at 18:15

The butter will taste exactly the same as straight from the packet if it has been in the fridge the whole time, as long as butter is cold it will taste the same whether it is in the packet, on a sandwich or buried 4 months in a swamp (ehm yes this has been done  and replicated  )

Some breads will go always go soggy other breads will only go soggy with certain fillings/toppings. And to be fair to the guy I know to bread types with Swedish cheese that if wrapped in clingfilm and kept in the fridge actually tastes rather nice, in fact even better sometimes  Being from a poor and frugal background any sandwiches left from picnics and school outings went into the fridge to be eaten later, It works best when the bread is Limpa eller Fralla with butter, cheese and/or cheap smoked ham, mayo can work too but not directly on the bread but rather on the cheese or the ham. Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and peppers on top should be avoided...but I'd still eat it. Must say though my absolut max would probably be 5 days and no more...unless when totally skint as then I'd eat anything.

Although sandwiches will never count as lunch for me so most often I cook a mahoosive meal and then I have two dinners and two lunches, sometimes I even get two more meals out of it.  But my friend she cooks proper meals for lunch boxes on the Sunday for the whole week, if I had a freezer I would do the same.

I is a girl so not sure on the man thing comment.

02/08/2011 at 19:29
Maybe a large packet of Imodium would be a good investment!
02/08/2011 at 20:48
14 days!! That's for wimps - try this
02/08/2011 at 21:19
3 years!!!!
02/08/2011 at 21:35
loulabell wrote (see)
um, yes , i like all cleaning actually, why?

Aah, too late.  Just had it.  Delicious it was too.  I was just thinking that my cooking and your love of cleaning sounds like a complementary combination. 
02/08/2011 at 22:00
id want paying for cleaning services
02/08/2011 at 22:01
Bear B.Hind wrote (see)
14 days!! That's for wimps - try this

euw
02/08/2011 at 22:24
it's far more efficient to do the sandwiches in one go, e.g. one set of washing up is required. i'd say he has deployed six sigma methodology in making his sandwiches to eliminate the waste.

is he quite a process-driven colleague?
02/08/2011 at 23:14
I am in week two of making bagel + marmite sandwiches in advance. This Sunday, I made five, put four in the freezer and one in the fridge. Perhaps bagels have a different moisture content to bread but they seem fine when defrosted. I too always disregarded the idea of making 'normal' sandwiches the night before as they would go soggy, but bagels are fine so far. As long as I remember to take one with me in the morning!
02/08/2011 at 23:28

Freezing is fine for bread (and bagels) and they are more or less as fresh once you've defrosted them, but it's when stored at temperatures just above freezing that you start to get starch degradation and staling, so keeping it in the fridge will make it go stale quicker.

The warmer the temperature (towards room temperature), the less the staling.

There is one benefit of keeping bread in the fridge, though, in that it doesn't go mouldy so quickly.... but personally I'd rather chuck it out long before it would go mouldy at room temperature.

Edited: 02/08/2011 at 23:40
02/08/2011 at 23:32
And a bagel at 25p + marmite is still a damn sight cheaper than the sandwich I was buying in the cafe every day.
02/08/2011 at 23:35

If a loaf is getting near its use by date I'll pop it in the fridge to extend its life a bit longer, or even in the freezer.

I do do butties the night before sometimes but the crispness goes out of the veg I find and cucumbers sort of seep their essential fluids into the bread and go a bit floppy.

There, that was totally f8cking boring!

03/08/2011 at 00:07
Good to see a lot of people here making their own sandwiches rather than pay M&S prices.
03/08/2011 at 00:15
I would eat the 14 day and 3 year sandwiches but I bloody well wouldn't pay £1.49 for it, bad quality need to be cheap.
03/08/2011 at 01:42

The only things in the freezer compartment of my fridge are some ice packs for when i need to RICE something. 

03/08/2011 at 09:48
14 days and 3 years or even a month and freezing them ? are these people real lol
03/08/2011 at 10:21
Passes JB a frozen marmite sandwich
03/08/2011 at 10:46
Thanks Cinders just what i needed , lets see how this bad boy tastes lol rock hard haha

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