Monday, October 26, 2009

Building a Better Sandwich

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Orowheat



Have you ever wished that you could improve on the normal everyday things in your life? A better car? A better vacuum cleaner? What about something as simple as a better sandwich?

Pshaw! you say. My sandwich is fine. Why would I want to improve that?

I say, you don't know what you're missing, and I'm not even a sandwich girl!



Last Friday I was sent three kinds of Oroweat bread from their Dutch Country line to try: 100% Whole Wheat, Extra Fiber, and Potato. I had already planned on having BLTs for dinner so we dove right in. I am not kidding when I say that it was the best BLT I've ever had. I lightly toasted the potato bread, added fresh cooked bacon, tomatos from the garden, a little light mayo and some lettuce....mmmmm, divine.



On Saturday after my son's football game we decided to make some french toast for brunch. [To make french toast: Eggs (approx. 1 egg per 2 slices of bread), milk (a splash or a little more), and cinnamon, mixed well, then dredge the bread and cook in a hot skillet until golden brown.] Honestly? I will never make it without the Dutch Country Potato bread again. Ever. evereverever.



Lest you think that all we ate was the potato bread, let me introduce you to the Dutch Country 100% Whole Wheat. Headless Dad has always insisted on whole wheat bread, and our usual brand has High Fructose Corn Syrup so over the years I've tried other brands that don't have it. All to no avail, until now. None of the Oroweat varieties we tried have any HFCS. Score! All through the week HD has had his lunch sandwich on the Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat and he said the other day, "Hey, I really like this. We could switch to this bread." I hope Oroweat knows what a huge compliment that is!



If you're looking to add a little extra fiber to your diet, then the Extra fiber Whole Wheat is a great choice. With 4 grams of fiber per slice, (compared to 3 grams in the Whole Wheat or 1 gram in the potato,) you might expect it to be 'thicker', but that is not the case. The texture of all of the Dutch Country breads is smooth and light, and the Extra Fiber is no exception.

Because these breads are soooo good, Oroweat wants YOU to get your own chance to try them for yourself! (You are lucky! This stuff is goooooood!) Here's what you need to do to win a Oroweat prize package featuring a selection of breads:

  • Leave me a comment here telling me about your favorite sandwich. (Do not use one of my examples above!)
  • You may blog about this contest, leaving your link in the comments here for another entry.
  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive a third entry for tweeting this contest and leaving a link to the tweet in the comments here.
  • Giveaway open to US residents, aged 18 years and over.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw (random.org) and will be notified by email. Make sure you leave a valid email in your comment!
  • You will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be drawn.
  • Please see official rules here.
The contest runs from 10/26/09 and ends 11/26/09. So get crackin'! There are 8 chances to win so make sure to enter everyone's contests.

Another way to win is to Enter to win a $500 grocery gift card at the roundup page on BlogHer.com.">visit BlogHer.com's Review page to enter for a chance to win a $500 grocery gift card! Just in time for the holidays-what could be better?

Oh yeah. The Oroweat Dutch Country Potato Bread, that's what.




Headless Mom

28 comments:

  1. I love roast beef with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard and jalapeno peppers on potato bread or whole wheat

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  2. I went out and bought the Dutch Country Potatoe Bread, it's really good. I guess I would make some PB&J! I do buy Whole Wheat most of the time.

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  3. Your french toast looks absolutely scrumptious! Oh my stars!

    I don't do a lot of sandwiches. I have wheat toast in the morning with a little butter and little sugar free jelly. If I made a sandwich at home it would be fried bologna, fat-free sliced cheese, lots of light miracle whip. Yum. I do love BLT but you said we couldn't use your examples.

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  4. I like toasted breat with meat, cheese, tomato and no mayo.

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  5. A Turkey Club Sandwich is one of my favorite indulgences. It is really filling and delicious, just not sure about the calories!

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  6. My favorite sandwich is grilled chicken with cheese, tomato and onion! Plus, spread some almond slices, it's heavenly.

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  7. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/5398166217 tweet

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  8. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-headless-family-reviews-and.html blogged.

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  9. My family loves the Dutch Country potatoe bread. I think it makes a great sandwich with chicken, provolone, home grown tomatoe slices, and a little mayo. My dad prefers roast beef instead of chicken on his bread. I think it makes a great sandwich with just about anything!

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  10. My favorite sandwich is grille cheese.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  11. Mu favorite sandwich is egg salad with lettuce and tomato on toasted bread.

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  12. Believe it or not my favorite sandwich is a really good PB&J. I love it with Adams natural peanut butter spread on both sides of the bread with some flavor of homemade jam in the middle. It's SO good and such a comfort food for me. I love that Orowheat doesn't use high fructose corn syrup!
    lindalou490@juno(dot)com

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  13. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, yummy
    pkbailey@charter,net

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  14. I love white turkey breast on whole wheat with lots of mayo !!
    B47sam@gmail.com

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  15. I love chicken salad sandwiches. But don't think I get all Sally Homemaker and make the chicken salad myself. I buy the pre-packaged stuff at Sam's or my local H-E-B (grocery chain in TX).

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  16. My favorite sandwich is ham and cheese and tomato sandwich panini.

    shopgurl101@gmail.com

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  17. http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/5673424441 tweet

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  18. http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/giveaway-the-headless-family-reviews-and-giveaways/ blogged

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  19. Favorite sandwich: pesto + provolone + roasted red peppers + artichoke hearts, grilled for a few minutes with a panini press! Yum!

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  20. My fav sandwich is an open-faced tuna melt with cheddar cheese and very crisp bacon on whole wheat!

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  21. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/ebogie/status/5690699096

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  22. Egg salad with sunflower seeds. On toasted wheat. Yum. (And your french toast looks scrumptious!)

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  23. my favorite sammich is a grilled cheese/ham with garlic butter, a bit of dijon mustard and tomato. Yum yum gimme some!

    amiedanny@msn.com

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  24. Peanut butter and jelly!

    Hummus and tomatoes!

    Grilled cheese!

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  25. There are very few sandwiches I don't like. Really, I could eat bread all day.

    My fave at the moment is whole wheat with corned beef, sharp cheddar, and lots of crunchy lettuce.

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  26. Peanut butter, honey and thinly sliced bananas on 8 grain is my family's favorite sandwhich for early mornings when we leave or return from soccer travel trips. I always have this in hotel rooms for snacks, too---teens can put them away!

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