Thanksgiving for one, please...
*If you have something against frozen dinners, stop reading now.
I'm still on a quest to reduce how much I spend at the grocery store and to drop some pounds without cutting any foods out of my diet. I'm now down 25 lbs since late last fall. And I've managed to save money in the process. I find that it's easier (and cheaper) for me to bring my lunch to work. Plus I don't have to worry about getting to the counter at La Tea Room Cafe (their site was down when I posted) around the corner, with the intent to order a cup of the minestrone but instead order their fabulous chicken salad on a croissant. It's delicious, but just not worth the calories most of the time. So I bring leftovers or a Lean Cuisine with some extra vegetables from home.
Today I had Glazed Turkey Tenderloins.
What Lean Cuisine says: "A sophisticated blend of roasted turkey medallions glazed with a rich brown sauce accented with dried cranberries. Served over a savory bread dressing and accompanied by creamy, whipped sweet potatoes."
What I say: Um, yeah... not sure about the whole "sophisticated" thing, but not bad for a frozen meal. The turkey was a bit chewy, just as most meat that comes out of the microwave is. But it was in a pretty tasty gravy with about 10 small cubes of stuffing. (Hey, it's only 250 calories. what do you expect?) The cranberries added balance to the saltiness (as there was plenty of that!). The star of the compartmentalized plastic tray (sounds incredibly appetizing, I know) were the mashed sweet potatoes. All in all, it was like the lunch you might enjoy two days after Thanksgiving Day: tasty, but not nearly as good as it was on Thursday.
Would I buy it again/recommend it to someone who eats frozen dinners? Yep... Would I rather have leftovers from a dinner I cooked? Of course.
*This blog is not the food snob/nazi/purist blog. It's the Foodie Report. The people who post and comment here have one thing in common: We are all a tad bit obsessed with food. Beyond that, you can eat as little or as much flesh/red dye #40/tempeh/Soyrizo, etc... as you please and you can still be in the Foodie Report family. Just know that even if you don't patronize chains, you will likely see entries about them here. Even if you, like me, are an omnivore, you will likely see entries about vegetarian fare. We're an eclectic bunch as are most of the people who visit this blog on a daily basis are. (We love you for that...)