[:D]i’ve been trying to stay away from buying processed foods of any kind unless it’s canned fruit or canned tuna and salmon,olives in the jar,etc. Stouffer’s isn’t bad,and I like some of the lean Cuisine tv dinners. Kashi frozen pizzas are good,sell for 4.98 here in town.Tony’s are okay.I do sometimes buy H.E.B. frozen pizzas and have tried a couple of tv dinners under their name.H.E.B. is a south Texas grocery store chain that is even into Mexico.headquarters is in San Antonio.I drive past their warehouses and printshop on Ritterman Road when I go down to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
where my parents are buried. They even have an article on Wiklepedia about them.
Frozen corn is good.Most veggies are fine frozen. Also,if a product doesn’t sell much,companies will discountinue an item.
In fact in Ithaca New York there is the Museum of Failed Products.They have a lot of food stuff that didn’t make it.
H.E.B. has good pies and my dad would buy their sugar free ones since he was diabetic.
You can keep canned veggies longer than frozen.However the frozen ones are probably fresh picked and taken to the plant right away,so they might have more of the vitamins in them than canned.
Yes food prices keep rising.Much food is trucked in on 18wheelers and as you know gas prices keep going up so that is also added into the mix by the manufacturer since food is shipped to them to turn into tv dinners,etc.
Say, I guess driving to the grocery store makes whatever you buy Roadfood, right? Or in my case, taking the bus. Anyway, who likes what in frozen stuff? I just sort of rediscovered Banquet Mexican meals, and I really kinda like ’em. You cannot beat the price, I am seeing them 4 for $5, OK? Take that, Stouffers! I like the cheese enchiladas with rice. Screw the refried beans, those have always been pretty bad in frozen form, but the rice holds up pretty well, and I’m really surprised at how good the sauce on the enchiladas is, it actually has some heat, some character. Of course, you can always fix it up with a little chopped green onion, maybe sour cream, whatever. In a similar vein, although canned, I also like Hormel tamales.
My girlfriend gave me hell yesterday because I bought the wrong brand of Swedish meatballs. I bought Stouffer’s, and she only wants Budget Gourmet. Man, no good deed goes unpunished. I used to like a few Stouffer’s items, like cheese manicotti, ravioli, lasagne, etc, but really, I think their prices are out of control, what do ya’ll think?
Now, here’s a question: I like all kinds of corn, whether I make it fresh on the cob, in a can, whatever. I sometimes can’t find the canned stuff I like, the more sweet, delicate type, BUT: although I have not ever payed attention to the frozen stuff, I noticed some Green Giant frozen corn the other day that looked good. Shoe Peg or something. I had stuff to do, so did not want to buy frozen, but my question is, is this better than canned?
Now, in pizzas… I’ve kind of been through the mill there. I had the worst pizza in my life last week, Tony’s, on sale (I wonder why!)… I threw 80% of it away. The rising crust crowd is OKAY, but really quite heavy, and kind of $$. So, (a little off the frozen question), what about the "fresh" (unfrozen) pies I see around at grocery stores? Anyone like those? Whose (in SoCal) is best?
Getting back to frozen stuff, and assuming I don’t want slabs of pork, beef, birds, or fish (I’m OK with ground beef), again, who likes what, and at a better price than Stouffer’s? It’s too bad how so many items we like get dropped. About ten years ago, I LOVED the unusual "mexican " pasta Stouffer’s had. Nicely spicy corn based "pasta". I think they had a good pesto pasta, too, now gone. All right, thanks for reading.
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Frozen foods in general
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