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2014/04/24 20:20:22 (permalink)

What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook?

....ya cook from scratch, eat well, but some days just want something fast and easy. Screw cooking, I just wanna eat.
Top of my list would be Frozen Lasagne. Like Stouffers. Maybe a small pizza  that I can pile stuff on.
What do you do?
 
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    Root-Beer Man
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/24 20:31:46 (permalink)
    On those occasions when I want a frozen dinner my go to's are Stouffer's Salisbury Steak w/Mac and Cheese or a Stouffer's or Marie Callender's Pot Pie. Back many a decade ago, I would have said Swanson's Lasagna dinner with the pudding and soup. Or a tuna pot pie. 
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/24 20:39:59 (permalink)
    Honestly? I usually cook so much I've got a freezer full of home-cooked meals. But I am partial to a cheap frozen pizza (like, really cheap. Think Totino's). Or pizza rolls.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/24 20:53:40 (permalink)
    Hormel's Beef Tips.
    Stouffers Lasagna.
    Stouffers Spinach Soufflé
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/24 22:15:54 (permalink)
    Shrimp.........either Popcorn or nice big crispy (maybe coconut) jumbos.....with my own home-made sauce, not the stuff in packets they throw in for "free"
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 00:50:51 (permalink)
    Fish sticks & tater tots.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 01:09:07 (permalink)
    Stouffer's Creamed Chipped Beef on some toast.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 08:27:42 (permalink)
    Hungry Man Classic Fried Chicken, Stouffer's Creamed Chipped Beef.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 09:51:25 (permalink)
    Stouffer's Lasagna
    Trader Joe's Chicken Fried Rice
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 10:51:06 (permalink)
    Like Felix, I keep cheap frozen pizzas in the deep freeze.  You can get totino's on sale 10 fo $10.  There good fodder to feed a hoard of ravaging teenage boys when friends are over.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 11:19:08 (permalink)
    I don't do frozen food.  We always have left-overs in the fridge and almost always some kind of soup.  We polished off the last of the New England clam chowder after the Pens/BJ game on Wednesday.  Tonight we'll have the rest of Easter dinner, then I will have ham and the bone for more soup.  When push comes to shove I'd rather eat cottage cheese or a can of Italian tuna than eat frozen.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 11:38:05 (permalink)
    LLeechef:  We freeze a lot that comes out of our garden such as okra, peppers, corn and etc.  Does your comment mean you would never eat frozen garden products and you would rather have cottage cheese or tuna out of the can rather than that??.  Fact is that it is rather great in the winter.
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 12:05:59 (permalink)
    Paul,
    No, no, no, I did not mean that at all!  We don't have a garden so I can't freeze vegetables.  When I lived in AK there was a great U-Pick farm in Palmer and I would often blanch then freeze vegetables.  I only meant that I don't do frozen "TV dinners". 
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 12:07:39 (permalink)
    While lleechef doesn't do frozen dinner stuff, I just happen to have a little in the freezer, just in case. There are four Stouffer's macaroni and cheese boxes, at least one Stouffer's Swedish meatballs with noodles and a couple of Stouffer's creamed chipped beef boxes. Now, it's not that I eat a lot of the mac and cheese. As it happens, I didn't listen when lleechef insisted that there were already a couple of packages of it in the freezer. Come to think of it, that was the same shopping excursion when I didn't listen as she told me there were already a couple of cans of Vienna sausage at home.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 12:11:57 (permalink)
    He keeps that stuff in there for nights when I'm having fresh ahi tuna and watercress salad for dinner.......two delicious things that he will not touch. It is a small step up from Boyardee ravioli.......... 
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 12:50:36 (permalink)
    I buy Marie Calendar chicken pot pies to brown bag lunch sometimes, but keep small containers of leftovers in the freezer, that and chicken flavored ramen or Lipton chicken noodle (dry pkg).
     
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 12:57:23 (permalink)
    Stouffer's lasagna is about as good as frozen lasagna gets (especially their "Italian", that has ricotta and beef in it). On a scale from 1 to 10, about a 6. Unfortunately for me, it's not good enough to justify the carbs.
     
    My two "go to" frozen meals are Celantano Eggplant Parmesan and the Barber stuffed chicken breasts (these days, the ones without the breading, which lets out the other brands). On the other hand, I use a LOT of the shelf-stable Indian vegetable dishes; I steam chicken breasts, cut them into chunks, and freeze them in 6 ounce packages; I add a package of chicken to one of the Indian vegetable dishes (Kohinoor, Priya, Haldiram, MTR, Trader Joe's); they're about $1.50-$2.00 a 10 ounce box in the Indian groceries, and come out just like frozen.
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 13:30:07 (permalink)
    well for the kids there's usually a Totino's pizza , fish filets or  chicken strips, but I prefer food that doesn't taste like cardboard, so if I really don't want to "cook" I'll do  some kind of chunky soup or just cereal and milk.  Hubby's go to if I don't feel like "cooking" is Lipton noodle soup or eggs, hash and toast. 
     
     It's simpler to just cook the darn simple stuff than to wait for the oven to heat, and deal with larger size pans that are involved with oven cooking.
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 15:55:37 (permalink)
    I've been keeping a bag of frozen breaded chicken tenders in the freezer, 5 bucks at Aldi, they're pretty good, don't remember the brand name. Throw a few on a cookie sheet with some french fries, and 20 minutes later I have dinner. Takes me longer to make the dipping sauce for the chicken than it does to put the things in the oven.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 16:57:51 (permalink)
    For a quick lunch I like Lean Cuisine Swedish meatballs, or Stouffer's Welsh Rarebit.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 17:07:53 (permalink)
    Oh, I love Stouffer's Welsh Rabbit. I top toast points with bacon and sliced tomato and then pour on the rabbit, which I doctor with some dry Coleman's mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 17:42:04 (permalink)
    Looks like Stouffers is a winner here...their Pepperoni Pizza for me, though last time I had it, I thought it had gone way down in likeability.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/25 18:17:01 (permalink)
    Marie Callendar's Country Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
    Marie Callendar's Country Fried Steak with Cream Gravy, Potatoes, Mac & Cheese
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/26 19:37:44 (permalink)
    And adding to the Marie Callender's list:
    Salisbury Steak (with potatoes)
    Fettucine with Chicken & Vegetables
    Linguine with Shrimp & Chicken  (and getting them at $2 a pop right now, put a few away in the freezer).
     
    Red Baron pepperoni pizza (sometimes add mushrooms before baking).
    Any type of supreme (frozen) pizza I cannot handle because of overload of italian sausage with those dreaded fennel seeds -- goes back to the '70s and the greasy, fennel-laden pizza our school lunchroom regularly gave us, among other "memorable" lunches we were treated to.
     
     
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/04/28 11:24:29 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Looks like Stouffers is a winner here...their Pepperoni Pizza for me, though last time I had it, I thought it had gone way down in likeability.

    I still eat that occasionally also, I think the sauce is a little different than it was say, 20 years ago, but it's the bread itself that I like best about it, and that hasn't changed as far as I can see.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/05/05 19:52:00 (permalink)
    Pizza Rolls
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/05/06 13:27:23 (permalink)
    If I'm eating frozen food, then usually I'm going all-out trashy.  Totino's pizza / pizza rolls with ranch dressing, White Castle burgers, El Monterey taquitos.  Maybe Tombstone pizza if I need the nostalgia kick.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/05/06 13:48:25 (permalink)
    I'm partial to a Banquet (not Swanson) pot pie - beef, chicken, and turkey are all fine with me.  5 minutes in the microwave to cook it and then a few minutes in the toaster oven to brown the crust.
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/05/06 13:57:24 (permalink)
    Stouffer's French Bread Pizza - Deluxe if I can get it, Pepperoni if I can't
    Home Run Inn pizza -- Classic Cheese or Ultra Thin Deluxe
    Green Mill Pizza --  Thin 'n' Crispy Il Primo
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    Re:What's your "go to" frozen Meal when you don't wanna cook? 2014/05/06 14:40:02 (permalink)
    I love how many of us eat cheap frozen pizza!
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