Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
Mandarin Chicken from Trader Joe's.... you just bake it in the oven for 20 min out comes perfectly crispy tasty orange chicken thats too much for two people.
as to fresh ingredients and convenience to quick dishes... i don't get why people make the fake macaroni and cheese from a box... when in 10min you can make a Fettuccine alfredo. every supermarket has a decent cheese section with passable parmesan and pasta. just make the super simple butter+parm+pasta version.
I do have a weakness for box mac and cheese, but that's more a nostalgic childhood thing than an actual, y'know, tastes good thing. I'll put sriracha all over it too.
The problem with the TJs stuff (which is good) is twofold--one, it assumes that I have that shit in my freezer when I get home from the bar or wherever. Two, it assumes I want to cook it when I'm drunk.