It’s safe to say parenting is 100 times easier when you’re outdoors. So when autumn/winter creeps round (as much as I love the change of season) it can be difficult to keep these wild free-spirited toddlers occupied when it’s pouring with rain outside and your idea of hell is soft play. So what I try to do now is involve Evie in normal every day activities. She absolutely loves it when I let her ‘butter’ my toast (and when I say butter my toast I mean throw some butter around with a toddler knife that couldn’t cut through a banana). So as it’s nearing to Halloween I thought it would be a fun idea to make some spooky toasties with the Breville Deepfill sandwich toaster.
Getting Evie involved in cooking and baking is one of the things that keeps her attention span for more than 30 seconds (other than Paw Patrol!) so absolutely loves it and when she saw the Halloween cutters she was so excited! As I was making the toasties in the Breville Deepfill sandwich toaster I let her play around with the cutters and make shapes with the bread. We also had some pumpkins because well helloooo Halloween props are life which she loved playing with until I told her she couldn’t eat them. That didn’t go down too well!
Those faces!! No idea where she gets her attitude from haha. (100% me). Minus the little blip we had so much fun making our ‘ghostly toasties’ and it always reminds me to get Evie more involved in the kitchen as she loves it so much! I know it’s not hard work making a toastie but I’ll be honest I gave up with toastie makers a few years back because I just couldn’t deal with the mess and the clean up. So when Breville promised their Deepfill sandwich toaster was designed with cut and seal technology to make sure there is no mess they weren’t lying. Even when full to the brim with cheese none of it leaked onto the metal plates meaning no burning cheese HURRAH and no huge clear up.
I know I’ve been working with Breville over the last couple of months but I’m honestly so appreciative of how it’s made me take time out of my day to spend it in the kitchen and get Evie involved in so many creative things, we’ve absolutely loved it. And these pictures you see on my blog posts, they aren’t posed or planned out, they’re just natural and candid whilst my poor husband stands there to capture our creations.
So once I had toasted the toasties (to perfection may I add) we then waited for them to cool down and cut them into our Halloween shapes. I’m not about that waste life so obviously Danny and I enjoyed toasties with a pumpkin shaped hole in them whilst Evie tucked into the shapes.
The Breville Deepfill sandwich toaster is ideal for those on a budget, or those who are short of time and I’m already thinking of ways to adapt this for Christmas. Maybe we can cook some ready to roll pastry in the toastie maker nand then cut them into snowflakes and sprinkle them with icing sugar! As I’ve previously mentioned in my summer recipe hacks post linked here there are so many things you can make with this other than toasties! You can check out the sandwich toaster on the Breville website by clicking here. And finally Happy Halloween!
This post was kindly sponsored by Breville as I am working with them this year as one of their brand ambassadors but as always all words and opinions are my own.