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Old 01-12-11, 10:24 AM
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Re: TV dinners

Stouffer's red box stuff is usually pretty damn tasty. I can't speak to their nutritional value.
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Re: TV dinners

Yeah, I like their chicken lasagna (the big family size thing).
Old 01-12-11, 10:29 AM
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Re: TV dinners

They aren't TV dinners, but I love the Stouffer's Corner Bistro line.







And whatever you do, never touch the Tai Pei General Tso's Chicken



It's all vegetables with a few bits of chicken that add up to less than a McNugget.


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Old 01-12-11, 10:31 AM
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Re: TV dinners

The flatbread is awesome.
Old 01-12-11, 10:42 AM
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Re: TV dinners

The new PF Changs ones you can make in a skillet are excellent. I wouldn't microwave them. I also won't pay for price for them ($8!!!!). I got a number of them on a good sale price and it was worth it. Quite delicious.

Not really TV Dinner I guess. I haven't had a real TV Dinner concoction in probably 15 years.
Old 01-12-11, 10:44 AM
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Re: TV dinners

In a pinch, I don't mind the steam bags that have pasta, broccoli, and cheese in them. I think they are the Great Value brand. Most of the other veggie/sauce combos taste really off to me.
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Yeah, I don't think we can call steamer bags TV Dinners. It has to be a self-contained tray that you eat out of with multiple items.
Old 01-12-11, 12:29 PM
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Re: TV dinners

We just last week went through my Mom's garage freezer and found a couple of these frozen on the very bottom in a thick block of ice (...took 3 days to defrost, BTW):



No guesswork in what WE'RE having for dinner TONIGHT!
Old 01-12-11, 12:49 PM
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by The Edit King View Post
We just last week went through my Mom's garage freezer and found a couple of these frozen on the very bottom in a thick block of ice (...took 3 days to defrost, BTW):



No guesswork in what WE'RE having for dinner TONIGHT!
Frozen vs. refrigerated but still...

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Old 01-12-11, 01:03 PM
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by The Edit King View Post
We just last week went through my Mom's garage freezer and found a couple of these frozen on the very bottom in a thick block of ice (...took 3 days to defrost, BTW):



No guesswork in what WE'RE having for dinner TONIGHT!
Dude! If you still have the empty box and it's in fairly decent shape I'd really like to have it to frame and hang in my kitchen (kitschy kitchen, lol). I'll pay shipping of course.
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Re: TV dinners

Those Swanson dinners bring back memories!

Kashi makes some good ones (and some I don't like), Amy's makes some of the best. Both of these are more expensive, but that's because they're made with more real ingredients.
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by The Edit King View Post
We just last week went through my Mom's garage freezer and found a couple of these frozen on the very bottom in a thick block of ice (...took 3 days to defrost, BTW):



No guesswork in what WE'RE having for dinner TONIGHT!
Damn those were good. I still remember the desert.
Old 01-12-11, 01:16 PM
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Re: TV dinners

I've never eaten a TV dinner.
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Re: TV dinners

I usually bring frozen meals to work with me just due to time constraints.

Some of my favorites:







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I've never eaten a TV dinner.
Old 01-12-11, 02:31 PM
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^ Just wait 'til The Bus chimes in.
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by The Edit King View Post
We just last week went through my Mom's garage freezer and found a couple of these frozen on the very bottom in a thick block of ice (...took 3 days to defrost, BTW):



No guesswork in what WE'RE having for dinner TONIGHT!
Damn those were tasty as a kid!
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Old 01-12-11, 03:31 PM
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Never had this one. Looks tasty though
Old 01-12-11, 04:03 PM
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Re: TV dinners

I nuke quite a few of the Banquet mac and cheese ones. At least once a week. Just picked up a dozen for .59 each. The only other one I eat is El Charrito's GRANDE Beef Enchilada Dinner. Over 1lb.
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Over 1lb.
So at least it has that going for it.
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I usually enjoy food for my meals.
Old 01-12-11, 04:14 PM
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Re: TV dinners

The only "dinner in a box" I can deal with anymore is the Boston Market meatloaf, and even that takes a gallon of A1 to make it good.

We do buy and eat some frozen things, but it's like Trader Joe's orange chicken or their potstickers that you have to finish cooking in a skillet or microwave.
Old 01-12-11, 04:16 PM
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These were my favorite when I was a kid.

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