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Old 07-19-2022, 06:53 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Michael Angelo's Meat Lasagna is very good. If you liked Stouffers, you'll go crazy over this.

I'll have to try it, I'm a fan of their Eggplant Parm.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:19 AM
 
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Mine.
I make a huge tray, eat half of it, freeze the other half (I use it within a week or two after the original is baked).
IF I were to purchase a lasagna from the store, I would tend to buy one from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. No doubt, I would balk at the price, but you get what you pay for. Moreover, the likelihood of decent ingredients would justify the price (I cook mostly from scratch).

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Old 07-19-2022, 08:32 AM
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I think they changed their recipe a few years ago. At one time Stouffer's was pretty good, and a great standby for feeding a crowd a semi-decent meal. Now it's a runny mess that never congeals into a good sliceable lasagna.

I really like my own scratch-made lasagna. What a surprise....LOL. It just takes a while to put together. But really, when I compare it to the time to make a frozen one, it's almost a wash, time-wise, but mine requires more cooking effort than just sliding it in and out of the oven. I also make a mean chicken, spinach, mushroom white lasagna. I think I'm gonna make that soon after I get another rotisserie chicken.

Stouffers is a disgusting, inedible mess. Lasagna freezes pretty well, so I make it when I have some free time, and put it in the freezer.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I think they changed their recipe a few years ago. At one time Stouffer's was pretty good, and a great standby for feeding a crowd a semi-decent meal. Now it's a runny mess that never congeals into a good sliceable lasagna.

I really like my own scratch-made lasagna. What a surprise....LOL. It just takes a while to put together. But really, when I compare it to the time to make a frozen one, it's almost a wash, time-wise, but mine requires more cooking effort than just sliding it in and out of the oven. I also make a mean chicken, spinach, mushroom white lasagna. I think I'm gonna make that soon after I get another rotisserie chicken.
I would like the chicken/spinach/mushroom white lasagna. Mmmm.

My mother made a pretty good lasagna, even though we weren't remotely Italian. When I was married, I asked her for her recipe. She said, "It's on the back of the Ronzoni box."
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:58 AM
 
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Mine.
I make a huge tray, eat half of it, freeze the other half (I use it within a week or two after the original is baked).
IF I were to purchase a lasagna from the store, I would tend to buy one from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. No doubt, I would balk at the price, but you get what you pay for. Moreover, the likelihood of decent ingredients would justify the price (I cook mostly from scratch).

TJ's is $5.99 which I think quite reasonable for what you get, both quality/quantity wise. I haven't checked but have been told Stouffer's is considerably more these days.
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Old 07-19-2022, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Michael Angelo's Meat Lasagna is very good. If you liked Stouffers, you'll go crazy over this.
Will check it out when I go off diet. That and Costco too.
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Old 07-19-2022, 09:58 PM
 
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TJ's is $5.99 which I think quite reasonable for what you get, both quality/quantity wise. I haven't checked but have been told Stouffer's is considerably more these days.

A single portion of Stouffer's lasagna (10 oz) is $3.48 and a two serving (19 oz) is $4.98 at my local Walmart. I used Walmart as they are generally cheaper than Krogers or Safeway on most frozen name brand items.
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Old 07-20-2022, 05:35 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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A single portion of Stouffer's lasagna (10 oz) is $3.48 and a two serving (19 oz) is $4.98 at my local Walmart. I used Walmart as they are generally cheaper than Krogers or Safeway on most frozen name brand items.


Just for comparison, TJ's is 32 oz.
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Old 08-01-2022, 04:26 AM
 
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I usually buy at Costco I like the taste better.
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Old 08-02-2022, 07:19 PM
 
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I rarely bought frozen meals until Covid. Then that was the game plan. I found Stouffers wasn't as good as it had been years ago, very short on cheese and kind of soupy. Still it was better than the others I tried, flavor wise. In a pinch I'll make a quick version using cooked egg noodles layered with a ricotta, mozzarella, egg mixture, and sauce. Two or three layers, and baked about an hour. Comes out tasty.
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