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Jul 29, 2010 06:34 PM

Your favorite frozen meal

Just finished a Stouffer's Mac & Beef, while reading "What do you mean by fine dining?" That's way up there on my list. I'd rather eat the entrees than the full meals, then have some fresh veg, grilled asparagus or something.

So how do you roll, when you're nukin' it from the freezer?

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  1. Celentano stuffed shells. They are, objectively, not very good. But sometimes they are exactly what I want. Eggplant parmigiana to place, and lasagne to show.

    1. A local company in Salt Lake City (Rio Foods I think) makes the absolute best line of pre-made fair. Their vegan tamales are to die for!

      1. I keep a package of Stouffers Mac and Cheese in my freezer. Just in case.

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        1. re: iluvcookies

          Stouffers Creamed Chipped Beef, Welsh Rarebit, and French Bread Pizzas.
          Comfort food, when you need it.

          1. re: aurora50

            Yes, yes and yes. There's crack in their creamed chipped beef, I just know it.

            I was just remembering being in that first generation of "latch key kids" in the late 70's/early 80's and loving Stouffer's beef teriyaki and some shrimp and scallop over rice dish. Because you know, you just boiled some water and put the bags in! Then we got a microwave and I was pretty sure I'd never eat anything anything but Stouffer's, Pepperidge Farms microwave blueberry muffins and steamed artichokes for the rest of my life. (I do wish they still made that shrimp and scallops in a cream sauce - it was killer.)

            Seriously, I think Stouffer's taught me to be a foodie. I wanted to try everything.

            1. re: shanagain

              In case you don't know, there is a website where you can get free movie tickets and other prizes for entering the codes hidden inside each Stouffer package. Or you can donate it to Habitat for Humanity. Go to and go into the Dinner Club section.

        2. Totino's frozen pizza. There is no other texture in the food world like their crumbly "sausage" topping. They are pretty solidly over $1 now, but in college they used to regularly go on sale for 68 cents apiece. In those halcyon days our freezer would be jam-packed with red-and-yellow boxes until the door had to be duct-taped shut.

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          1. re: RealMenJulienne

            Old post, but I have to comment that I love that "sausage" on their Party Pizzas. I wish I could find the sausage pizzas, but I've only ever seen cheese, pepperoni, and combo in my part of the country.

          2. Frozen dumplings. Also used to be addicted to Trader Joe's Tarte D'Alsace.