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You done good, LC...
So after a bad experience and subsequent breakup yesterday, Lean Cuisine and I are officially back together. I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli today. I should have taken a picture of it, but I didn't think about that until it was half gone. I was amazed by all the vegetables! I mean, I had tons of sugar snap peas, carrots, bell peppers, etc... And even better? I could identify each ingredient as each retained its texture, color and taste. Oh, and the squash-filled ravioli was also delicious, especially considering that it had been frozen. All in all, it was great. Filling, tasty and overall satisfying. I'll be adding this one to my approved list of LC meals... Right under the Thai-Style Chicken.