After having house guests for the best part of three weeks on and off, our fridge freezer is groaning with leftovers. I can assure you that croissants aren’t something we usually host a surplus of. The last one in the packet will be fiercely fought over, the kids win, but then do that annoying thing where they eat some of it leaving a half chewed soggy remnant behind. Yuck.
So we had a packet of 8 croissants and I suddenly remembered seeing a post on Ren’s blog about croissants stuffed with swiss scrambled eggs which I’d mentally noted to try. We’d run out of eggs, but the pastries served as a magnificent host to some leftovers from the New Year’s Eve cheese board.
Quick lunchtime croissants
Instructions: It couldn’t be simpler. Heat up the oven to about 200C, slice each croissant across the middle, then fill with whatever combo takes your fancy, close back up, sit on a baking sheet and and bake for 3-5 minutes.
Cheese and Pesto
Cheese and Pickle
Cheese and Tomato
Cheese and Pineapple
Cheese and Sweetcorn
Cheese and Ham/Any cold meats you fancy
Cheese and Tuna
Our croissants were straight from the freezer which made them easier to cut and still only took 5 minutes to cook. The boys had ham and cheese, I had salami, cheese and sunblush tomatoes and Matthew had quorn ham and cheese in his. We served them up with a plateful of chopped carrots, celery and cucumber for a flourish of health on the side.
Not a particularly diet-friendly lunch for grown ups admittedly, but packed with energy for those growing boys of mine. I think they’d also be great cold for packed lunches… something we always need fresh inspiration for!
The boys absolutely wolfed them down – Arlo had been going full pelt sawing wood on his workbench – inspired by all the DIY that’s been going on in our house over the holidays.
Providing fuel for the boys has always been a challenge, but they just seem to be getting hungrier and hungrier. Lord knows what I’ll be feeding them with when they’re teenagers – I have visions of industrial sized pots of potatoes boiling on the hob and several chickens roasting in the oven…