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Old 12-14-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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TV dinner which one ?
I knit alot especially now it rushing for X'mas gifts...any recommendation on tv Dinners like lean cusine and other brands... which one is the best for the knitter like me who do not have time to cook......
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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well they mostly all suck but of all the options out there, I like Amy's the best...I use them a lot for work meals. They might be more likely to be located in the vegetarian or health food section.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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Marie Callendar's are good, but fairly high calorie.

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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The Lean Cuisine sesame chicken is pretty good. I also like the meat lasagna.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:24 PM   #5
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I like the larger lasagne from Kroger better than Stouffers. Bake one of those and it'll last you a week.

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:36 PM   #6
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I find that the lower calorie meals tend to put a lot of green or red peppers in to add flavor. I hate peppers, so I thought I would mention it.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:34 PM   #7
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Ah, convenience foods... I used to live on those when I was single. I've tried all the ones mentioned except for the family-size lasagnes since I pretty much stuck with single-serving stuff. I agree with the assessments given, though it's hit and miss when you get to specific entrees. There were always good and bad ones within a brand. Wish I could remember which ones, but I'm sorry to say that I don't. It's been a few years.

If you have a Costco (or other warehouse club) membership, it's a great place to buy stuff like Marie Callender's pot pies in bulk. Also, if you have a Whole Foods (or other organic or health food type store) nearby, you'll find a lot more variety. Be sure to check out ethnic groceries as well. You don't have to stick with meat and potatoes.

Oh yeah -- one brand that hasn't been mentioned yet that used to be a staple for me is the Nile Spice soups -- they're the add hot water type, but quite edible. I liked the couscous parmesan the best, though the black bean soup was another favorite. I'm pretty sure they still make those.
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Yeah, Nile Spice is still around. But there's not much to them; I found myself wanting more even just for a snack.

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ETA: They are good, though.
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Yeah, Nile Spice is still around. But there's not much to them; I found myself wanting more even just for a snack.

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ETA: They are good, though.
Yeah, I guess they are kind of on the small side. You could always eat two, though.
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TV dinners??? Yucky! Try watching Rachel Ray -- you can make something quick and easy and in almost 30 minutes (It's never really just 30 minutes but sometimes I get close!) Much better for you than all those extra ingredients they throw in convenience foods.

If you absolutely have to go with a frozen dinner, Amy's has the least frightening ingredients and are fairly tasty.

OK, I'm a compulsive label reader, I admit it.

Another thing is you can pick a couple of days a week when you do cook for yourself, make some extra food to freeze and then heat that up when you need a fast meal.

Also, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine has a microwavable recipe and a "Cooking for One" recipe in every issue.

Here's to healthy eating in 2007

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