Mike and I both really didn’t care for this meal at all. It lacked a lot of flavor. It tasted very bland. We couldn’t even finish the bag. There was a lot there. So I brought some leftovers to work for lunch today just because I didn’t want to throw it away. So I will feature this company’s frozen meals first!
As from the pictures, you can see the bag looks different from the one that I posted that I had for dinner last night. I’m not quite sure why. It might be a regional thing. The chicken entrée’s come in 4 different varieties: Sesame Chicken, Chicken Stir Fry, Orange Chicken, and Chicken Parmigiana. Like I had mentioned, I thought the Sesame Chicken was rather bland but maybe one of the other flavors would be better. It’s still an option.
I had always heard and seen the commercials for the company Zatarians. I’ve never actually tried any of their products before. They have recently come out with their own frozen food line and these four entrée’s are their newest ones. They are Big Cheesy Pasta, Big Easy Rice Bowl, Chicken & Mushroom Risotto, and Zesty French Quarter Style Pasta Bake. I think these all sound interesting. I’d be nervous to try any of them because of my stomach and the seasonings that are in them. They all sound interesting to me though. I’m sure the side dishes taste good too.
The restaurant Joe’s Crab Shack has come out with their own line of frozen meals! I’ve never actually eaten at a Joe’s Crab Shack. The closest one to me is in New Jersey. I’d be interested to see what the food is like. As you can see they have quite a few entrees to choose from. They have: Steamed Salmon w/Honey Dijon, Steamed Salmon w/Sesame Ginger Sauce, Steamed Cod w/Cajun Lemon Butter Sauce, Steamed Mahi Mahi w/Tropical Salsa, Steamed Tilapia w/Shallot Dill Sauce, Parmesan Panko Shrimp , Sweet Chili Shrimp, Crispy Coconut Shrimp, Great Balls of Fire Appetizer, and Crab Dip Appetizer. The actual meals contain fish, vegetables and a starch. Meals are made with simple ingredients and no added filler or preservatives. I would actually like to try some of these. I think they sound good and they aren’t that bad nutritionally.
Barefoot Contessa Frozen Meals
I have always been a fan of Ina Garten, better known as the Barefoot Contessa from the Food Network. She has just launched three frozen entrée meals: Shrimp Scampi & Linguine, Penne Pasta w/Five Cheeses, and Tequila Lime Chicken. I think it’s awesome that she has come out with her own line! I would most want to try the Tequila Lime Chicken. I think that sounds great. I couldn’t find a website to get more information but I have seen it in ShopRite and I hear Walmart carries it too.
So that concludes another Fun Finds Friday! Have you tried any of these frozen meals? Would you ever try any? Which ones would you try?
I am not a fan of bagged frozen entrees. I do like to keep a few healthy/decent ones around in the freezer just in case. They make for a quick and easy option if we are in a rush or just don’t feel like cooking. I am selective with which frozen products I buy due to my stomach issues and wanting us to eat as preservative-free and healthy as we can. Sometimes with finances and with convenience these types of meals are the way to go. To each their own!
Well have a lovely Friday and a beautiful weekend!