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Old 09-06-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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I remember years ago of buying Swanson TV dinners and then Banquet and back in the 70's or before they were pretty good, but now

They are not worth the $$.

Too salty and like nothing to them.

Maybe a Marie Calendar's or something else might be good but the "cheaper" ones I find are trash

Do you have a favorite brand etc?

HW
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:48 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Nope. Not a one. Years ago I bought something called "salisbury steak" GREAT DOG FOOD!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Oh, tv dinners! Well, they have come along way...some of them.

I buy on occasion, Cedarlane products ie veggie lasagna & spinach pie (spanokopita)...and maybe a Lean Cuisine in the blue/white box...meaning made with whole wheat pasta or brown rice and low fat...or cheese ravioli.

That's it for me...
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Wow - I remember the TV dinners with their little compartments for cherry cobbler, turkey and stuffing, mashed pos, etc. Those were a joke even to a kid - yet we ate them from time to time!

I don't usually buy frozen dinners now but did enjoy several servings of Stouffers spinach souffle when I was recovering from mouth surgery last year. Mmm mmm good - and soft! I'd try their noodles romanoff again for old times sake.

Oh, and some years ago I loved the marie callender chicken pot pie - 2 crusts! But they are ridiculously high in fat and sodium so I just can't bring myself to go there anymore.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i used to love the little brownie when i was a kid!

we eat some frozen meals, but not really the fried chicken, mashed potato, corn, little brownie variety. a lot of those skillets (bertolli, macaroni grill, voila) are pretty good for an easy and fast meal.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I am not a friend of TV dinners, but I do have few in my freezer in a case of emergency ( sick, tired, lazy, bad weather, no time to cook etc)
The most popular are just yucky for me, but I can tolerate Amy's Products - Amys Kitchen : Natural and Organic Foods
Tabatchnick Tabatchnick Fine Foods , and Kashi Kashi : Our Food : Entrees
I do have a lots of my own cooked dinners in the freezer.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I am not a friend of TV dinners, but I do have few in my freezer in a case of emergency ( sick, tired, lazy, bad weather, no time to cook etc)
The most popular are just yucky for me, but I can tolerate Amy's Products - Amys Kitchen : Natural and Organic Foods
Tabatchnick Tabatchnick Fine Foods , and Kashi Kashi : Our Food : Entrees
I do have a lots of my own cooked dinners in the freezer.
theres currently a .75 coupon for kashi frozen products available at coupons.com. doubles to 1.50. they had a sale on the at a&p but i couldnt find them anywhere or i would have gotten a couple.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I keep a small supply of frozen entrees at work for the days when I walk outta the house with my brown bag lunch left sitting on the counter, so I'm not tempted to run to fast food. They're my emergency lunches at work. Other than that, I don't bother.

The Lean Cuisine are acceptable...I tend to prefer the blue-packaged "spa cuisines" line because they use whole grain pasta and brown rice, which are less offensive to me. I prefer the vegetarian meals, because Lean Cuisine's meats are always kinda spongy and off, to me.

The Kashi frozen meals are excellent, as frozen meals go, especially the "Mayan Harvest Bake" one that has plantains and pepitas...a nice change of pace. But unless I catch them on sale, I don't get them, because they are about $6-7 per meal at my grocer, and that's a bit steep for a single serving of frozen food.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Didn't know they still made t.v. dinners... I have a NightHawk microwave dinner on occasion ...no t.v. involved!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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I like the "Marie Callander" ones. But I have scaled way back on them, I hardly buy them. I am better off with an omelette or tuna salad for dinner. Even a can of chili is cheaper, and more food. I had a BLT tonight, fresh garden Beefsteak tomatoes, thick peppered bacon, fresh whole wheat bread, crisp Romaine--compare that with a "tv dinner"! Not!
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