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Old 01-12-11, 04:56 PM
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Re: TV dinners

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I usually enjoy food for my meals.
Subtly snobbish no doubt... but a bit of a letdown after the Numanoid post kind of built up the anticipation.
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Subtly snobbish no doubt... but a bit of a letdown after the Numanoid post kind of built up the anticipation.
I'm snobbish about things I know about. I know very little about TV dinners.
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Re: TV dinners

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I had forgotten all about these!
Old 01-12-11, 05:08 PM
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I'm snobbish about things I know about. I know very little about TV dinners.
This might help then:

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Old 01-12-11, 08:19 PM
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Re: TV dinners

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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!
Holy cow! I haven't seen one of those in ages. I was rasied on them as as kid. I bet i've eaten a million of those back in the day. I remember those things would take forever to cook in the oven. Seems like it was 45 minutes to an hour. A far cry from tv dinners you can heat up in 4 or 5 minutes in the microwave now.
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Re: TV dinners

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And then I smother them in
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You need to try this:



I love that stuff.
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Re: TV dinners

You both need to get some real salsa and stop with the 'Texmex' stuff.
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
You both need to get some real salsa and stop with the 'Texmex' stuff.
Other than making our own, which is common in my household, what do you suggest?
Old 01-12-11, 08:43 PM
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
You both need to get some real salsa and stop with the 'Texmex' stuff.

Obviously the good Doctor is suggesting the purchase of The Merciless Pepper of Quetzalacatenango. Anything less is sissy monkey.
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Re: TV dinners

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Other than making our own, which is common in my household, what do you suggest?
Well... Cervantes Hot Salsa, Garcia's Extra Hot Salsa, 505 Hot Salsa, Garduno's Hot Traditional Salsa, Garduno's Green Chile Salsa, Sadie's Hot Salsa(you can get it by the gallon at the 'sadiessalsa.com' site), El Pinto Hot Salsa, Coyote Cocina Grilled Garden Salsa. Google any of them.

To be clear, none of these are 'joke hot' or the like, they are real New Mexico salsa with outstanding flavour and nice heat, thus all the awards each has won. Also, they are all salsas made by the New Mexico restaurants whose names are on the labels. You won't beat those for stuff out of a jar.

If you want real heat, you can't beat making it yourself.
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I eat almost all my meals in front of the TV so they're all TV dinners
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Re: TV dinners

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You need to try this:



I love that stuff.
Thanks. I have never seen it at the store. I generally buy about 10 jars a month and wipe out the inventory. Maybe I can get them to order me some.

Dr. Mabuse - I'll see if I can't find some of those online. I've tried a lot of stupid hot stuff (Dave's Insanity sauce, etc.) and some is good, but some seems to just be novelty "this sucks, but trick your friends into trying it" stuff.
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Re: TV dinners

Had a bad run in with some meat TV dinner a couple years ago. As a result, I'm revolted by the thought of eating another. In a pinch I do have the pasta ones, because I can totally reconcile a pasta dish costing less than 50 cents to manufacture... but not so much on the meat end of things.
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Re: TV dinners

You can buy all of those I listed online, most of them from the restaurant site itself - like 505, Garduno's, El Pinto, Sadie's, etc.

I like a lot of heat, more than most even in in NM, but I don't like 'joke hot' stuff, I like flavour and legit heat. I've tried the Renfro stuff, it's okay, but you can do a lot better. Those I listed are some of the best of the best from a jar.

If you were to go try the fresh made stuff, usually hotter, at the restaurants of each, you'd think you had died and gone to heaven. NM salsa is salsa. I've tried a lot of it all over America, no state has it like NM does.
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Oddly enough, NM is where Old El Paso is made. I always assumed it was Texas. Crap salsa, but not crap trivia, I say.
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Re: TV dinners

I tried a Boston Market Pot Roast dinner tonight, the meat was bleah, the potatoes were good.

I like the Hungry Man Beer Battered Chicken, but yeah it's full of salt, I try not to get it often.

I also really like the Claim Jumper Salisbury Steak with Mac N Cheese.

Banquet dinners are ok, cheap enough. The fried chicken dinner costs more than the regular dinners, but the piece of chicken is pretty big and tasty.

My mom likes the Marie Callender Pot Pies, I don't.
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Re: TV dinners

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Well... Cervantes Hot Salsa, Garcia's Extra Hot Salsa, 505 Hot Salsa, Garduno's Hot Traditional Salsa, Garduno's Green Chile Salsa, Sadie's Hot Salsa(you can get it by the gallon at the 'sadiessalsa.com' site), El Pinto Hot Salsa, Coyote Cocina Grilled Garden Salsa. Google any of them.
Sadie's? Their salsa is lame! That place had better salsa when it was a bowling alley.
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Re: TV dinners

Oh yeah, Pedro's Green Chile Hot Salsa and Pedro's Red Chile Hot Salsa.

Fantastic stuff from a jar.

Sadie's is good stuff!!!
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Re: TV dinners

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Re: TV dinners

Growing up I enjoyed Freezer Queen's Turkey Croquettes.



Yummy!
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They just don't taste the same since they quit using aluminum trays.
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Re: TV dinners

Not a tv dinner, but this stuff is the shit

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Re: TV dinners

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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.
The only TV dinners I keep in my fridge are AMY's Macaroni and on occasion the Tai Pae chinese boxes.
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Not a tv dinner, but this stuff is the shit

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Re: TV dinners

Trader Joe's Chicken Tikka Masala is pretty good. Tastier than some Indian restaurants I've been to....

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