I’ve just gone through a couple of weeks involving a new Mac and software (replacing stuff that was at least nine years old!) along with putting out a big newsletter on deadline … so for our evening meals I’ve been hitting the frozen stuff pretty hard, and I have had only good results with TJ’s frozen pastas. The ricotta ravioli, linguini w/clam sauce, fettuccine w/mushrooms, and both gorgonzola and tomato-sauce gnocchi have all been quite satisfactory; last night I was going to be tight in the evening so I cooked the penne all’ arrabbiata late afternoon, put it into a gratin pan and covered it, then later spread on grated cheese and gave it ten minutes in the oven. That was good too.
My biggest faves among the frozen goods, though, are the best scallion pancakes I have ever tasted – fry one, put on hot plate, two eggs on top and it’s breakfast – and the mani-mahi burgers, which I love for lunch. Also sometimes when we do a burger night I’ll fry both Mrs. O’s Morningstar Farms Griller and a fish burger for me in the same pan.