Thursday 29 March 2012

Frozen dinners

I don't eat a lot of frozen dinners. I'd rather make something fresh.

When they are on sale, I'll buy a couple to put in the freezer for emergencies. I find they are handy to take to work if I haven't had a chance to make a lunch. Or if I'm home during the day and I want something quick.

I tried a Michelina's Roast Turkey dinner a couple months ago ... seasoned, glazed, roast turkey breast medallions with mashed potatoes and gravy. Sounds pretty good, right? It was nasty. So nasty that I wrote to the company to complain. They sent me a couple coupons to thank me which I've never used. There were just a couple specks of turkey and it didn't look at all like the picture on the box.

Last week I had a Weight Watchers Smart One Slow Roasted Turkey Breast dinner ... with a classic pan gravy & garlic-herb mashed potatoes. Yum, right? Nope. A couple small squares of turkey, some runny mashed potatoes and a pile of gravy. Very salty.

Today I had their Homestyle Beef Pot Roast dinner ... with carrots, onions, potatoes, and green beans in gravy. The roast was a weird texture. It's like they made a processed piece of meat and then cut it in perfect squares. Not roast-like at all. And really salty.

I'm surprised that Weight Watchers would put out such poor quality food. Never again!

A frozen dinner I do like is PC Blue Menu Chicken Tikka Masala ... tender, bite-size pieces of seasoned chicken in a creamy tomato curry masala sauce, on a bed of fragrant basmati rice. It's delicious and spicy and actually tastes and feels like chicken and rice. I really enjoy this one.

Do you eat many frozen dinners?


Mass Hole Mommy said...

I hardly ever eat frozen dinners. I've always found that the taste just isn't the same as a freshly prepared meal.

LeeAnn said...

Stouffers only..remember the days when the Swanson Tv dinner was such a treat! I can remember the chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and chocolate cake..the quality was probably far superior back then.

Fizzgig said...

i like the taste of a lot of frozen dinners, but i dont eat them because its not enough food for me for the calories. its a small snack portion as opposed to what i could have if i made it myself. I have to have a lot of food for my calories, i like to be full. but i havnt met many frozen dinners i didnt like, id just need to eat two or three!!

Isabel said...

I'll eat frozen pizzas and pot pies. That's about it.

Angie in T.O. said...

I rarely eat them, but the only ones I will buy now are the PC Blue Menu ones, I like the Butter Chicken one. Like you, I may have a couple in the freezer for emergencies, but most of them are just nasty!