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Old 09-27-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Have you tried the Bob Evans mashed potatoes? its heat and serve
I am a "real foods" and anti-processed/pre-packaged type, but if I am making a mid-week meal and pressed for time, Bob Evans is the ticket. Tastes like homemade, even faster to prepare than instant, and easy to 'doctor' to your liking.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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To me, canned stew tastes exactly like canned vegetable beef soup, just with bigger chunks and the broth thickened. I don't think it is bad for an instant microwave meal. It's probably healthier than a lot of other fast foods or quick to heat and eat foods.

As for instant mashed potatoes, I like them fine. I consider them to be a different food from fresh potatoes. I serve the instant with gravy of some sort, so there isn't a lot of potato flavor that comes through.

Instant mashed potatoes vary a lot by brand. Some taste better than others.
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:18 AM
 
Location: The World
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I am a "real foods" and anti-processed/pre-packaged type, but if I am making a mid-week meal and pressed for time, Bob Evans is the ticket. Tastes like homemade, even faster to prepare than instant, and easy to 'doctor' to your liking.
My sister-in-law swears by them, and they really are good!

But she has a family of 6 (including 4 teenage boys), and she buys 4-6 of them for each meal, so maybe it's my frugal side, but I would not be able to justify the cost!! You can make a whole lot of mashed potatoes for that, considering they're like $3 or $4 a piece!
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Everything is downsized and cheapened to the point that it's garbage...literally.

By the way, that large can of Dinty Moore beef 'stew' was one of the first things that got downsized. It went from 24 ounces to 20 ounces. They didn't downsize the generous sodium or fat.
I have a large can of DM in my hand right now, net weight is 38 ounces (2lb 6 oz).

One 'serving' is 200 calories, with 90 calories from fat...but a 'serving' is one cup, yeah, no, I'll eat more than double that. The sodium is high, 990mg (41%) for 1 cup.

I've been eating DM for decades, and it still seems to be about the same now as it was 40 years ago.

That said, part of my learning how to cook decently came from 'doctoring' DM- adding frozen veggies, more meat of various types (beef, veal, hamburger, etc), a bit of Guinness. Making 'just' DM I'll add frozen peas, carrots and corn and serve it over egg noodles. I like to make beef stew from scratch now, but, sometimes, I like to dump in a big can of DM just for the flavor...which is just what this can is intended for, hey, it tastes good...
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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I LOVE DINTY MOORE Beef Stew!!! I remember having it for lunch as a child and a distinct memory was a really nice day when my cousin came to lunch and my father made it for us all to enjoy. Sometimes thinking of a memory makes you want to go back in time - I think it was 1971. We always had the Dinty Moore Stew over rice, sometimes with a fried egg. I still have Dinty Moore cans in the garage, get them on sale all the time.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I LOVE DINTY MOORE Beef Stew!!! I remember having it for lunch as a child and a distinct memory was a really nice day when my cousin came to lunch and my father made it for us all to enjoy. Sometimes thinking of a memory makes you want to go back in time - I think it was 1971. We always had the Dinty Moore Stew over rice, sometimes with a fried egg. I still have Dinty Moore cans in the garage, get them on sale all the time.
Thats funny--i have always thought about putting it over white rice--is it good that way?
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Thats funny--i have always thought about putting it over white rice--is it good that way?
It's delicious!!! Make sure the rice is fluffy and softer rather than a dryer tougher rice (put more water in the rice to get that softer texture, even soaking it for 30 minutes helps). Something about the Dinty Moore stew and the little bits of carrots, potatoes and beef morsels go so well together. A very satisfying meal.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:00 PM
 
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I am a very good cook, use whole foods, lots of herbs, fresh veggies and...I love Dinty Moore. Can't serve it to the hub, he'd think I'd gone bonkers so it's my guilty pleasure when I'm hungry, busy and no time to make anything. I don't even heat it up lol.

Also useful as emergency hurricane food to have just in case. Been through several week long power outages over the years. Once a year I donate all our canned goods to the food bank and buy a new batch. The pop-tops are preferred by food banks for homeless with no can openers.

Salty, fatty Dinty Moore. Yum.
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