Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Not all Frozen Meals are Bad



Knorr did it again. It took my belief that frozen dinners were barely passable in quality and took it to a level of "Oh my God! This tastes like it was personally made for me and left in the freezer for me to have later" I was pleasantly shocked on a day when I didn't have a lot of energy or time to make something elaborate that Knorr frozen entrees worked in a pinch. Our store had two types brought up north for our sampling. I can't say they were cheap up here but their taste made the price okay.



The one I tried first was their Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Their peppers were actual peppers and nothing reconstituted. The pasta was soft and melt in your mouth. The shrimp felt like shrimp and not mush. The sauce was quite spicy but not in a "cover up the bad food" way. It felt and tasted freshly made. No weird aftertastes in the mouth. I was even pleasantly surprised to see that they had suggested wine pairings on the back too!
I tried the other one, Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli in Tomato Wine Sauce, not long after on another crazy day. In general I liked it but it had FAR too much large garlic slices in it. I love garlic but not that much!
I only found these frozen entrees on the Canadian entrance of the website. Are these frozen packs only available in Canada?

7 comments:

s'kat said...

What a pleasant surprise! I don't know if we have them down here, but in all honesty, it's been sometime since I've hit the freezer section.

Don Ray said...

Looks great. Wish I could get it here in Panama!

michelle said...

I think someone else blogged about these sometime in my blog reading days and comptetely agreed with you! I'll have to keep my eyes open next week when I go to the grocery store and check it out - we're having lots of busy days lately! About how much do they cost there?

Nerissa said...

s'kat: You'd better believe it was a pleasant surprise. I question the nutritional value of others I've seen around here.

don ray: I'm sure you have your own wonderful things that I can't get ;-)

michelle: Oh really? Well, I hardly thought I'd be original with a pre-packaged surprise spiel but I didn't realize how unoriginal...
It was around 12 dollars Canadian (not that far off from the American dollar anymore!)

michelle said...

Hey, you're not unoriginal - I just happen to read the blogs of TWO AWESOME WOMEN and great minds think alike! xoxo

Nerissa said...

michelle: *blush*

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