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Old 03-09-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Usually you can cook them in a regular oven.
Usually you can't, though. I have a couple of frozen dinner things in the freezer for "emergencies" and they almost universally come in plastic containers that can't be put in an oven or toaster oven.

It's odd, because I know that everyone lived without a microwave not too long ago, but I can't imagine not having one to reheat leftovers or defrost food (or nuke a burrito.)
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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Usually you can't, though. I have a couple of frozen dinner things in the freezer for "emergencies" and they almost universally come in plastic containers that can't be put in an oven or toaster oven.
Huh?? Put the food on a baking tray or in an oven safe dish.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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Usually you can't, though. I have a couple of frozen dinner things in the freezer for "emergencies" and they almost universally come in plastic containers that can't be put in an oven or toaster oven.
There are a lot of frozen dinners that can be prepared either in the microwave or in the oven. They often come in paper trays rather than plastic (Stouffers Lasagna comes to mind)
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:52 AM
 
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my hubs accidentally bought frozen steam in a bag veggies instead of plain old frozen veggies. We do not use a microwave, don't even own one.

I cooked them in a pan on the stove like they were normal frozen veggies and they were terrible. It's obvious that they treat them somehow so they can be cooked on a microwave. They were nasty.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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It's from the steamer line. There's a sauce that provides the steam. You'd end up with sticky dehydrated food if you did it your way. I bought two of them. The General Tso chicken includes rice. The potstickers has dough for the potstickers & rice. If you ever bought potstickers, they use steam to cook, even if you just buy a bag of frozen potstickers.
So steam them on the stovetop. People should use their initiative.

And whoever Janet Bubby is who sent me a sanctimonious rep comment. Grow up.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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my hubs accidentally bought frozen steam in a bag veggies instead of plain old frozen veggies. We do not use a microwave, don't even own one.

I cooked them in a pan on the stove like they were normal frozen veggies and they were terrible. It's obvious that they treat them somehow so they can be cooked on a microwave. They were nasty.
Interesting, makes one wonder what they add to those nukeable foods...fake foods I call them.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I have no mental picture of what a so-called healthy choice meal could possibly be. But if it were me, I would unwrap it and look and see what is in there, and then use common sense to figure out a way to prepare the various ingredients.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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my hubs accidentally bought frozen steam in a bag veggies instead of plain old frozen veggies. We do not use a microwave, don't even own one.

I cooked them in a pan on the stove like they were normal frozen veggies and they were terrible. It's obvious that they treat them somehow so they can be cooked on a microwave. They were nasty.
Really? I have steam in the bag vegetables in the freezer and have sauteed, roasted and steamed them in a pan with no problem. They taste like regular non steam in a bag vegetables. Just checked the ingredients of the ones I have now. The green beans read "Ingredients: Green beans", the peas read "Ingredients: Peas". Unless you have the ones that include a sauce the steam in bag are just the named vegetable with no other contents.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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my hubs accidentally bought frozen steam in a bag veggies instead of plain old frozen veggies. We do not use a microwave, don't even own one.

I cooked them in a pan on the stove like they were normal frozen veggies and they were terrible. It's obvious that they treat them somehow so they can be cooked on a microwave. They were nasty.
I just looked at the bag of steam in bag brussels sprouts (Pictsweet) , and literally the only ingredient is brussels sprouts.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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There's been a fad going around about microwaved food being "bad" for us.
Nuking/steaming veggies is extremely convenient, as well as perfectly safe.
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