Hmmm, I was skeptical when I opened the newly arrived package that was packed with dry ice. I was having a difficult time imagining getting a gourmet meal out of something that was in a froze pouch.
I’m the kind of person that is willing to try some new things – provided they are not too outrageous. I put my skepticism aside and decided to give it an honest try.
The meal came in three pouches. One pouch contained the Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast. Another contained green beans and almonds and the last contained corn, roasted red peppers and asparagus cuts. This made things more interesting because I know a lot of these foods, if not done properly, don’t taste good. Let’s see what happens….
The directions said to put 3 or 4 quarts of water in a pot and bring to a rapid boil. Then you drop the packets in and reduce to a simmer and and allow the packets to absorb the warmth for 9 to 11 minutes. You have to stir the packets occasionally.
I followed the directions and was excited at having the possibility of a gourmet meal in just 10 minutes. This is idea for my busy lifestyle. There is no one to cook for me so I have to do it all alone. This type of meal preparation works just fine for me! Time is a factor for everyone, but when you are single and on the go all of the time, you really can’t reasonably do it all.
So it was with a growing excitement that I took the meals out of the pot and cut open the pouches and placed them on a tray. It was looking good so far! And it was smelling good too.
Then I tasted the chicken first. chicken is hard to get right in my opinion. You run the risk of having it dry out. Not so in this case. MMMMM….. The chicken was good. Very, very tasty. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t need to season it at all, it tasted fine right out of the patch. Better than fine- it was good.
Note to self: May need to ignore the directions and cook for a longer period of time. The chicken was warm but the stuffed broccoli and cheese wasn’t quite there. But that hardly mattered to me because it tasted delicious!!!
Green beans are not my favorite normally, but I had no trouble scarfing these green beans and almonds down. They were truly tasty. As I mentioned before, no seasoning needed. I didn’t even need to add butter.
The same for the corn and roasted red peppers and asparagus cuts. Delicious.
Now for the ingredients. I perused the label cautiously. There is only one objectionable ingredient in my book (and that is not bad for most of the foods I look at) It has partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil. Well, nobody is perfect I guess. And I’m willing to overlook this transgression based on the taste, ease and convenience. I’ll be trying more of these meals in the future, so stay tuned….
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Let me know if you have any thoughts or comments!