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Jun 14, 2007 10:37 AM

Which Frozen Dinner is your favorite?

I love Marie Callender's Chicken Parmigiana. I wrote a review of it here:


Which Frozen dinner is your favorite?

-- James Withers

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  1. I like Marie's Chicken Pot Pie.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        Wow. I haven't even tried those. Maybe I ought to.

        1. re: JamesWithers

          They are very tasty and have a rich, buttery crust. Very filling, too.

        2. re: mojoeater

          these are not exactly for the anti-fat crowd. if jfood remembers correctly there is a VERY high level of fat in these (hence why they taste soo good). heard how greatthey were, and when mrs jfood was not at home picked one up at the grocer's, read the package and unfortunately had to place backin the freezer section. Could not eat it in good conscience.

          1. re: jfood

            Hey, he didn't ask for healthy! I haven't had one in about a year. They are a guilty treat.

            1. re: mojoeater

              Stouffer's lasagna. But, I DO doctor it up.

        3. President's Choice makes tasty frozen dinners. I have fond memories of the Nasi Goreng from my pre-veg days.

          I actually really like the deep-dish Lean Cuisine pizzas - more than some of the non-diet frozen pizzas out there. The roasted veggies one is great, but the margherita is easier to find.

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          1. re: piccola

            Is President's Choice a Tom Thumb store-brand product?

            1. re: JamesWithers

              It's a Canadian brand at Loblaws and Superstore. http://www.presidentschoice.ca/
              They have a few different product lines, including healthier stuff, Asian dishes, and organic foods (really affordable).

            2. re: piccola

              I like LeanCusine's brick oven style gourmet mushroom pizza - it really gets crispy in the microwave!

              1. re: ciaobella

                Oh! yeah! they have a great chicken and roasted garlic pizza... that's a favorite after weight watchers meetings. :)

                1. re: thenurse

                  Good to know, I haven't tried it yet.

              2. Weight Watchers Smart Ones- Dragon Shrimp Lo Mein.
                BUT, with my personal touches of Hunan chili paste and soy sauce and/or Lau Yu chili oil, which all probably defeats the whole purpose of WW!

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                1. re: chef chicklet

                  Since I am always counting calories I tend to the low-cal brands. Of these, Lean Cuisine is consistently edible and sometimes even good. WW Smart Ones are sometimes tasty, but the portions (I know, I know) are teensy - its all packaging. Lean Cuisine has a lemon chicken one that I like, a pot roast one that is pretty fair and believe it or not, a microwaveable panini! The panini I've tried are the soutwest chicken (good) and the steak & mushroom (not particularly steak-y, but tasty). Also, LC seems to be lower in sodium than some others. But, you really have to read the small print!

                  1. re: chef chicklet

                    i like the ww thai style chicken with rice noodles and the lean cuisine teriyaki chicken stir fry.

                  2. Lean Cuisine Spaghetti

                    Banquet "chicken" pot pies---baked for twice the amount of time it says on the package until the crust is dark golden brown. My mom's specialty when I was a kid.

                    1. We get a "sesame chicken meal kit" from the Schwan's man. It has a package of rice with a little bit of chopped red pepper mixed in, 4 egg rolls, sauce, and little chicken bites. You put the chicken and egg rolls in the oven and nuke the sauce and rice.

                      It's a little low on veggies, so I usually stir-fry some onions, peppers, whatever else I have on hand (did it once with a little bit of cabbage, which was actually really good) while the other stuff's cooking. There's more than enough sauce. And in our house the little packet of rice is insufficient, so I usually cook up a pot of plain white rice to supplement it.

                      Okay, it's not one of those you just nuke and eat, but it's nice to keep on hand for those nights when I'm out of ideas and unmotivated.