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Dec 5, 2006 09:29 PM

Your recent prepared food purchases?

I normally don't buy anything frozen that's prepared. I like to cook, don't want to get fat,etc. But am REAL busy right now and certain things look so yummy in the frozen food section.

Recently had Stouffer's french bread pizza w/pepperoni and Morning Star mushroom lover's burgers. Both are sooo good.

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  1. Last week I was feeling a bit frazzled and bought fried chicken at the grocery store. It was a mistake. This was the chilled variety in the deli case and after heating was essentially flavorless. I occasionally buy the freshly fried but this was earlier in the day and I was going to have to reheat it anyway. Mistake. I think this stuff came in from their commissary.

    1. Celentano's eggplant rolettes, Amy's palak paneer, vegetable korma and mattar tofu. Easily understandable ingredients, fast and hot. I add a side salad and have them for lunch, so I don't have to cook a third meal.

      1. I love Amy's stuff, too... especially the veggie pot pie. Delicious, healthy stuff to keep on hand in case you're in a pinch!

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        1. re: katiepie

          Prepared foods are a slippery slope but we all get busy some times and it's good to know that there are good things out there. I second katiepie. Amy's is excellent, most specifically the frozen pizzas in a pinch, and the soups (southwestern veg) and the vegetarian chili is also tasty.

          Whole foods has some pretty good prepared foods as well. We like the wild mushroom and veggie quesadillas as a special treat.

        2. Stouffer's Spinach Souffle. LOVE. It was on deep discount. Amy's Cheese Enchiladas. So good. I also love Tombstone Pizza, but don't currently have any in the freezer. We do have Trader Joe's pizzas, though.

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          1. re: Atomica

            Ditto on the Stouffers. Brilliant stuff.

          2. My too busy to cook trick is

            Perdue Low Fat Baked Chicken Cutlets, a jar of San Marzano marinara sauce and part skim shredded mozzerella. Assemble and bake for 15 minutes

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            1. re: jenniebnyc

              in 15 minutes I could cook any number of delicious things. no biggie, but I was asking about prepared foods.

              1. re: fara

                i guess my interpretation of "prepared" meant food that really only needs to be reheated.....and my suggestion above is just that ... three prepared ingredients that just need to be put together and heated up.

                1. re: jenniebnyc

                  Seems like you mean more "packaged" than "prepared".