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Old 04-30-2006, 01:06 PM   #11
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I've been so busy lately that I just bought three Hormel Dinty Moore "Preservative Free" dinners, NOT FROZEN! We have a microwave at work and I was dying for a hot meal between the long hours (12), as a result I bought them: A Chicken & Rice (which I haven't had yet), a Roast Beef and mashed potatoes, (which I have had), and a Swiss Steak and sliced potatoes, (which I have had).
I bought them because my eye caught the Dinty Moore recipe label which included the no preservative label.
The Swiss Steak and the Roast Beef dinners were actually pretty good when I added salt and pepper and some garlic. The meat was good and the potatoes were done and tasted good. I don't have any complaints except I could have eaten two of them to get my fill.
I will say they were pretty good, especially if you have to have something like this to eat.
You know Dinty Moore canned foods are pretty high rated products, that is why I tried the dinners to see what emergency foods I keep at work. (The only thing I needed was some of my home bread to go with them to slop up the sauce.)
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:13 PM   #12
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for many people they are the way to go...quick easy etc. I prefer to cook. I can whip a ballanced meal up in 15 min, less time than it takes one of those frozen delights to cook. I also cook on weekends and make my own "freezer selections". But not everybody is me, so if it works for you great. If it's what you're serving and you invite me over, no complaints..thanks for the invite and the meal. seriously!
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:46 PM   #13
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I've been so busy lately that I just bought three Hormel Dinty Moore "Preservative Free" dinners, NOT FROZEN! We have a microwave at work and I was dying for a hot meal between the long hours (12), as a result I bought them: A Chicken & Rice (which I haven't had yet), a Roast Beef and mashed potatoes, (which I have had), and a Swiss Steak and sliced potatoes, (which I have had).
I bought them because my eye caught the Dinty Moore recipe label which included the no preservative label.
The Swiss Steak and the Roast Beef dinners were actually pretty good when I added salt and pepper and some garlic. The meat was good and the potatoes were done and tasted good. I don't have any complaints except I could have eaten two of them to get my fill.
I will say they were pretty good, especially if you have to have something like this to eat.
You know Dinty Moore canned foods are pretty high rated products, that is why I tried the dinners to see what emergency foods I keep at work. (The only thing I needed was some of my home bread to go with them to slop up the sauce.)
I can't stand the flavor of the rice in that meal. Too... packaged. Couldn't pass for being fresh by a long shot. The texture too. Maybe thats just me though.
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:50 PM   #14
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for many people they are the way to go...quick easy etc. I prefer to cook. I can whip a ballanced meal up in 15 min, less time than it takes one of those frozen delights to cook. I also cook on weekends and make my own "freezer selections". But not everybody is me, so if it works for you great. If it's what you're serving and you invite me over, no complaints..thanks for the invite and the meal. seriously!
You could whip up one of these meals in 15 or less?
http://www.stouffers.com/Products/Se...SubBrandID=402

And most frozen meals don't take 15 whole minutes to microwave (but some do, like those ones). I guess its only worth eating really if its something complicated like a seasoned full meal of meat, vegitables, and starch meal that I couldn't cook in 15 or less. I like the idea of making your own "freezer selections" on the weekends, I think I might just try that today for this week at work. Thanks for the idea!
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