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Best Supermarket "Frozen Food Find", Anyone?

I'm eating out at restaurants less and less, and trying to have dinners at home. I decided to try Ellio's frozen cheese pizza and it was EXCELLENT (i put some spray olive oil on it before baking and some sea salt).

Anyonerelse have some "El Cheapo" processed food finds from your market's frozen section?

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  1. Stoffer's makes a good meat lasagna as well as macaroni and cheese. I personally love Tombstone cheese pizza over Ellio's.

    1. Marie Callendder's stuff that I've had is not bad, especially the turkey and chicken-fried steak. You might also be interested in some mail-order frozen meals, many of which are a cut above anything at the market. I like Home Bistro, in particular their tarragon chicken, salmon-scallop tagine, Szechuan rice bowl, shrimp scampi, jambalaya and short ribs.

      1. Trader Joe's Four-Cheese macaroni & cheese is pretty good, especially when you mix in some diced ham and cayenne pepper. It has plenty of nice gooey cheese.

        1. I like Amy's Southwestern burrito and Indian tofu wrap. Haven't tried their entrees or bowls. We also like TJ's potato pierogis and multigrain pilaf (not frozen). DH swears by the TJ vegetable lasagna.

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          1. re: jeni1002

            I keep wanting to try the Amy's wraps. I've had the bowls and loved them, but that stuff is just so expensive. I love it when I'm fasting (Greek Orthodox), and it's hard to prepare something special for myself for dinner (kids too young to fast imo). It's so tasty, but again...too expensive. I'm always looking for the sales, but have been cooking from scratch a lot recently, so prepared foods tend to sit in the freezer for months.

            1. re: madgreek

              We do the same fasting (Orthodox, too). Watch out - some of the wraps have cheese. When I fast and DH chooses not to, I tend to cook either stews, soups, etc. where the dairy is added at the end (I don't add it on mine, and add it on his) or the same dish, but with a different protein (meat for him, beans/lentils for me). This reduces the effort of cooking two different dishes....

          2. Trader Joe's masala burgers -- essentially samosa filling without the fried dough. Spiced well and a nice change from other kinds of burgers.

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            1. re: operagirl

              These are great, though I would prefer them a touch spicier. That's what condiments are for-lol.

              1. re: madgreek

                Yeah! I use mango chutney in place of ketchup =).

                1. re: operagirl

                  OMG, great idea. Why did I not think of this before? Great, now I need another condiment-lol.