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Old 03-07-12, 01:37 PM
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My nomination is frozen Macaroni and Cheese.

I looked at a package of Stouffers in the grocery store. Not only is it expensive, but the cooking times listed were 75 minutes in the oven (plus preheating time) or 18 minutes in the microwave.

I can make great Mac and Cheese from scratch in 16 minutes (no Kraft in boxes) and that's allowing 10 minutes for the water to come to a boil.
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Old 03-07-12, 01:41 PM
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I saw frozen microwave hot dogs at the store.
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Old 03-07-12, 01:46 PM
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Microwave Potatoes.... Are you effing serious?
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Old 03-07-12, 01:50 PM
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Carrot and mayo salad with raisins.
Lord that stuff is gross.
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
My nomination is frozen Macaroni and Cheese.

I looked at a package of Stouffers in the grocery store. Not only is it expensive, but the cooking times listed were 75 minutes in the oven (plus preheating time) or 18 minutes in the microwave.

I can make great Mac and Cheese from scratch in 16 minutes (no Kraft in boxes) and that's allowing 10 minutes for the water to come to a boil.
I buy the individual size pkg of Stouffer's Mac and Cheese from time to time... it only takes 3 - 5 minutes in the microwave and 10 -12 in the oven. What the heck where you trying to thaw; the Costco feed 80 people size?????

And mac and cheeze made on the stove (including Kraft's) is not really mac and cheese it's pasta with cheese. Real mac n cheese requires oven time.
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Microwave Potatoes.... Are you effing serious?
But but...they've got a special plastic on it so you just pop the whole thing in and voila! At three bucks a pop.
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And mac and cheeze made on the stove (including Kraft's) is not really mac and cheese it's pasta with cheese. Real mac n cheese requires oven time.
Absolutely. If the mac&cheese doesn't have that light brown, tasty crust on top, it's not worth the effort.
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Absolutely. If the mac&cheese doesn't have that light brown, tasty crust on top, it's not worth the effort.
exactly!!!
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Please. It takes about a minute to make pancake batter from a mix, 3 minutes tops to make it from scratch.
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I don't know if they make them any more, but a few decades ago there where frozen pancakes. You put them in the toaster, or oven, to heat them before eating them. To get an idea of what they where like, put some butter and Log Cabin on the top of a shoe box.
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Anything between aisle 1 and the frozen sections at the local grocery store.
The real food is along the perimeter....fruits & veggies, meat dept, and the dairy section.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
Anything between aisle 1 and the frozen sections at the local grocery store.
The real food is along the perimeter....fruits & veggies, meat dept, and the dairy section.
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Pre-cooked bacon?!?! Harrumph!
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Anything between aisle 1 and the frozen sections at the local grocery store.
The real food is along the perimeter....fruits & veggies, meat dept, and the dairy section.
beer and beef jerky is also to be found on the edges of my store.
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beer and beef jerky is also to be found on the edges of my store.
The only other things in your store are lottery tickets, live bait, automobile air freshener and a really fine collection of rude bumper stickers.
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Anything that is light, sodium reduced or packaged by the calorie.

And just as AllenG hates carrot and raisin salad which I love I despise artificial sweeteners. I have never tasted one that didn't make me regret having put it in my mouth.
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The only other things in your store are lottery tickets, live bait, automobile air freshener and a really fine collection of rude bumper stickers.
My 17 year old 7th grade son could kick your ass.
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My 17 year old 7th grade son could kick your ass.
I'd beat the stuffing out of him with my Campy equipped walker.
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Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
Absolutely. If the mac&cheese doesn't have that light brown, tasty crust on top, it's not worth the effort.
Au contraire. That burn't part should be removed to ensure that the creamy goodness prevails.
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
I don't know if they make them any more, but a few decades ago there where frozen pancakes. You put them in the toaster, or oven, to heat them before eating them. To get an idea of what they where like, put some butter and Log Cabin on the top of a shoe box.
Eggo has some of those. I've gotten them before and I didn't think they were exactly terrible, all things considered, but obviously inferior to real pancakes.
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Carrot and mayo salad with raisins.
Lord that stuff is gross.
Sounds good to me, if you substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo.
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Sounds good to me, if you substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo.
You have just RUINED my taste for carrot and raisin salad. I hope you're happy.
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Sounds good to me, if you substitute Miracle Whip for the mayo.
No.

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You have just RUINED my taste for carrot and raisin salad. I hope you're happy.
My mom used to make it when I was a kid, it was okay. But with miracle whip, it might be outright repulsive.
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My mom used to make it when I was a kid, it was okay. But with miracle whip, it might be outright repulsive.
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