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chewingthefat

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Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 12:50 PM (permalink)
Gone so far down hill as to be inedible. I assume the same goes for all their other packaged foods, too bad, years ago, I liked a bunch of their products. The Lasagne was 2 bites then in the trash...any other Stouffer's ex eaters here?
 
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    phatphil

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    Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 1:26 PM (permalink)
    my wife likes that garbage, any time she picks it up at publix she grabs me a # 27 chinese combo dinner from next door, the shortcuts stoufers has taken over the years has gotten to me for good
     
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      Sundancer7

      Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 1:27 PM (permalink)
      I occasionally buy their chipped beef and gravy.
       
      Stouffer's use to have a very nice motel in Columbus and our company used it for meetings.  It also went downhill.
       
      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        mar52

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        Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 1:31 PM (permalink)
        I used their spinach souffle to stuff mushrooms.  Haven't done that in many years though so I don't even know if it still exists.
         
        Used to love their corn souffle but it took too long to bake when I was hungry.  I haven't seen that on the freezer shelves in many years.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 1:36 PM (permalink)
          Actually, Stouffer's creamed chipped beef (add some Worchestershire sauce and Coleman's dry mustard) and spinach souffle are quite good.
           
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            SeamusD

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            Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 2:08 PM (permalink)
            +1
            Way saltier, pasta is too chewy, and the sauce is too starchy with less tomato flavor. I don't eat much pre-made/packaged food anymore (in fact the last time I had anything like that was Stouffer's lasagna a few months ago), so it's no real loss for me. I did really used to enjoy their chili con carne on a couple Oscar Meyer franks when I was younger though.
             
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              NascarDad

              Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 2:39 PM (permalink)
              I had the regular stouffers last year and hated it and I used to like it.
               
              However they have a new lasagna made with "organic" stuff and I like it better than the current regular recipe.  Of course I have to "overcook" it a bit to gt some good caramelization working , for my tastes at least.  That means putting it in my own pan.
               
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                ann peeples

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                Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 3:19 PM (permalink)
                Still like their creamed chipped beef. And I found their Welsh Rarebit at a store a few months ago.Hadnt seen it in years. Pretty gloppy, but good taste. Next time I will thin the sauce a bit.
                 
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                  NascarDad

                  Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 6:31 PM (permalink)
                  ann peeples


                  Still like their creamed chipped beef. And I found their Welsh Rarebit at a store a few months ago.Hadnt seen it in years. Pretty gloppy, but good taste. Next time I will thin the sauce a bit.

                  I have actually never had  it (frozen or otherwise) and was wondering if it might be a decent representation of the actual dish.  Now I might have to try it. :)
                   
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                    felix4067

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                    Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 6:55 PM (permalink)
                    I haven't had anything Stouffer's in years, purely because they've become so ridiculously expensive compared to other brands of frozen foods (even on sale they're at least a dollar more). I used to really like their lasagna and macaroni and cheese, though. Now I'm glad I haven't just sucked it up and paid what they're asking since so many of you are saying the quality has gone down in direct proportion to the price going up.
                     
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                      Sundancer7

                      Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Fri, 08/5/11 7:33 PM (permalink)
                      NascarDad


                      ann peeples


                      Still like their creamed chipped beef. And I found their Welsh Rarebit at a store a few months ago.Hadnt seen it in years. Pretty gloppy, but good taste. Next time I will thin the sauce a bit.

                      I have actually never had  it (frozen or otherwise) and was wondering if it might be a decent representation of the actual dish.  Now I might have to try it. :)

                       
                      It has been years since I was in the Air Force where they had chipped beef with gravy each morning.  I enjoyed it then and it is strange as I cannot recall the exact taste.  Stouffers product pleased me though and I personally thought it was very good.  I sometimes prepare it over toast for me and my ugly dog.
                       
                      Paul E. Smith
                      Knoxville, TN 

                       
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                        Foodbme

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                        Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sat, 08/6/11 1:00 AM (permalink)
                        IMHO The Chipped Beef is pretty good ALA Mr. Hoffman's Recipe, and the Spinach Souffle is ok and easier than trying to make it from scratch. The Mac & Cheese is more eatable than the Blue Box, but thats not saying much. The Lasagna sucks!
                         
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                          NascarDad

                          Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sat, 08/6/11 11:45 PM (permalink)
                          Sundancer7


                          NascarDad


                          ann peeples


                          Still like their creamed chipped beef. And I found their Welsh Rarebit at a store a few months ago.Hadnt seen it in years. Pretty gloppy, but good taste. Next time I will thin the sauce a bit.

                          I have actually never had  it (frozen or otherwise) and was wondering if it might be a decent representation of the actual dish.  Now I might have to try it. :)


                          It has been years since I was in the Air Force where they had chipped beef with gravy each morning.  I enjoyed it then and it is strange as I cannot recall the exact taste.  Stouffers product pleased me though and I personally thought it was very good.  I sometimes prepare it over toast for me and my ugly dog.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN 

                          Heh I should have  been more clear.  Chipped Beef and gravy is something I am quite familiar with , though it went by a different name.. shall we say "SOS" :D
                           
                          Sometimes when we were really "lucky" instead of a bread "shingle" the shingle would be fried spam. 
                           
                          Welsh Rarebit on the other hand I haven't yet had.
                           
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                            ann peeples

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                            Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sun, 08/7/11 9:23 AM (permalink)
                            Welch Rarebit is a rich cheddar cheese sauce- it is typically made with ale, mustard, paprika and worchestershire served over toast.
                             
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                              ces1948

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                              Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sun, 08/7/11 9:41 AM (permalink)
                              I enjoy the stuffed green peppers. As for price it seems to me they're about the same price as comparable frozen product like Marie Callender
                               
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                                jeepguy

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                                Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sun, 08/7/11 10:33 AM (permalink)
                                Those red boxes are on sale 5 for $11 about every two weeks around here. If one chain isn't doing it, their competitor across the street is. 
                                 
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                                  mar52

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                                  Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sun, 08/7/11 1:48 PM (permalink)
                                  The stuffed green peppers are good and reminded me that there is a box hiding somewhere in one of my freezers.
                                   
                                  Thanks!
                                   
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                                    rumaki

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                                    Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Sun, 08/7/11 2:16 PM (permalink)
                                    I still like the regular French bread "pizza."  It's not really pizza, but the toppings are not bad, especially the "deluxe" and the "pepperoni and mushroom" (which is not available in Minnesota -- I used to get it in South Carolina when visiting family members).  And it's quick to fix, although I'm sure you could make it yourself for a quarter of the price if you had the incredients handy.
                                     
                                    However, they changed the sauce on the "Lean Cuisine" version, and I don't like them now.
                                     
                                    When I was in law school in the late 1970s, I used to enjoy their tuna noodle casserole and turkey tetrazzini.  They also had a scallops and shrimp in cream sauce thing that was pretty tasty.   I haven't had -- or even seen -- them for a long time.   
                                     
                                    There was a Stouffers hotel in downtown Indianapolis when I was growing up, with a rooftop restaurant where my family occasionally dined on special occasions.  I don't remember much about the entrees, but they had a vanilla ice cream/coconut/hot chocolate sauce sundae that I always liked! 
                                     
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                                      David_NYC

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                                      Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Mon, 08/8/11 6:41 AM (permalink)
                                      I last tried some Stouffer's frozen lasagne about a year ago - on sale for about that 5/$11 price point Jeepguy talked about. It sure wasn't the same quality as during the mid-80's. While it is just OK if you can get it for $2.20, it is not worth anything more than that. If you are looking for the quality they had in the 80's, try another brand, possibly foodservice available at retail.
                                       
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                                        SeamusD

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                                        Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Mon, 08/8/11 9:17 AM (permalink)
                                        David_NYC


                                        I last tried some Stouffer's frozen lasagne about a year ago - on sale for about that 5/$11 price point Jeepguy talked about. It sure wasn't the same quality as during the mid-80's. While it is just OK if you can get it for $2.20, it is not worth anything more than that. If you are looking for the quality they had in the 80's, try another brand, possibly foodservice available at retail.


                                        5 for $11? They run $4 each around here for the small box. Another reason I don't get it anymore. I do still like the french bread pizzas though, I'll throw a little fresh mozz on those and they make a good snack.
                                         
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                                          felix4067

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                                          Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Mon, 08/8/11 1:14 PM (permalink)
                                          SeamusD


                                          5 for $11? They run $4 each around here for the small box. 

                                           
                                          That's about what they are here, sometimes on sale for $3 each. When I can get other brands for half that regular price, why bother?
                                           
                                          They do run the French bread pizzas 2/$7.00 on sale every now and then, and if I'm being lazy I'll pick a couple up. They're not bad, but again...nothing to write home about.
                                           
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                                            SeamusD

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                                            Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Mon, 08/8/11 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                            felix4067


                                            SeamusD


                                            5 for $11? They run $4 each around here for the small box. 


                                            That's about what they are here, sometimes on sale for $3 each. When I can get other brands for half that regular price, why bother?

                                            They do run the French bread pizzas 2/$7.00 on sale every now and then, and if I'm being lazy I'll pick a couple up. They're not bad, but again...nothing to write home about.

                                            Exactly. Good for a quick snack, and it's something my grandparents always kept around, so it's a bit of a nostalgic thing for me also. They taste the same as they always have.
                                             
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                                              rebeltruce

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                                              Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Mon, 08/8/11 6:09 PM (permalink)
                                              I'm with  Mr. hoffman regarding the Creamed Chipped Beef....I do like the French Bread Pizza as well.....but the lasagna has gone down hill......I somtimes buy their Mac and Cheese, I doctor it up a bit by adding some Panko mixed with a little melted butter.
                                               
                                              I do the Microwave/Oven method add the Panko and butter combo for the oven portion of the cooking.
                                               
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                                                lleechef

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                                                Re:Stouffer's Lasagne Tue, 08/9/11 4:15 PM (permalink)
                                                I have only had their spinach souffle which I like a lot.  When I worked in downtown Pittsburgh there was a Stouffer's restaurant around the corner and I would go there for a cup of soup for lunch very often.
                                                 
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