12/17/08

Can frozen prepared food be good?

This has been a pretty busy weekend: shopping, dancing, eating out, more eating out, and napping. Needless to say, there was no grocery shopping involved.

When Anna and I were coming back from dancing Sunday night (close to midnight!) we decided to stop at the grocery store and pick up a few things. I decided to try Voila Shrimp Scampi from the frozen section.

My original plan was to take this frozen entree for lunch to work. Monday morning, however, when I woke up, I decided I needed a mental day off. So I stayed home, chilled out, and made Shrimp Scampi for lunch (following the recommended directions: stove-top instead of microwave).

I rarely buy frozen food at the store, so did not know what to expect. Plus, I was a bit worried about the frozen peppers (when I bought a bag of frozen peppers in the past, I found them tasteless and watery; the texture was rather horrible: soggy). However, I was rather pleased with the final product! The pasta and the shrimp were perfectly cooked, the sauce was garlicky and flavorful, and the peppers and peas still had a bit of a bite to them. The best part? Even if you eat the entire bag (I shared mine with Anna!), you are still only consuming 475 calories!

5 comments:

recipes2share said...

I'm as amazed as you are! It looks great...

Melissa said...

Wow, that actually does loo really good.

Drowsey Monkey said...

If it wasn't for frozen food I'd never eat, lol.

BlueToYou said...

i've tried this sort of thing before and agree. except for the teriyaki one. that one was totally gross.

Dora said...

Wow! Looks like u have done it great! Enjoy!