Reviews from October, 2007 through July, 2008By Indiana
I recently received a book of goodies to taste test.
The first one I tried were the new Curves Chewy Granola Bars
They were the Chocolate Peanut ones. I would have preferred the strawberries + cream but these were good.
They are 100 calories, moist and just the right size.
I can alternate between these and glucerna bars.
The next thing I tried was the Wanchai Ferry chinese dinner kit.
EVerything ws included in the Spicy Garlic one we tried except for the 1 pound of chicken.
It was full of garlic flavor and had a little bite and heat to it.
One suggestion on the box was to add red bell pepper and onion if you wanted to. I added both and it was very good. There was still plenty of sauce.
We tried the Sweet & Sour chinese dinner kit. I used shrimp instead of chicken and added red bell pepper. It was also very good.
Edited to add: The dinner kit includes rice, sauce, and chinese vegetables (water chestnuts, bamboo shoots in the Spicy garlic and pineapple and water chestnuts in the sweet & sour).
We tried Banquet Crock-Pot Classics "Hearty Beef & Vegetables" tonight. It was pretty easy to get it going. It turns out as a very thick 'stew'. We had plenty with one bowl and there's probably enough for us each to have another serving. DH pronounced it "good" so will probably have it again in the future. Didn't seem too salty, the beef was good AND tender. Think I may have cooked it just a tad too long for the potatoes (they go in the last 35 minutes on high). So all in all it was a success and a good item to store in my freezer for those days when I'm going to run.
______________________By HarrietThis was a "Consumer Report" that I'd made in March in PWYC.
I tested the quick pot roast recipe on the Hormel Fully Cooked Roast Au Jus packages (they make both Pork and Beef Au Jus). Had been mystified at how fast it sounded and wanted proof the microwaved root veggies would cook evenly. Dumped 1 1/2 cups baby carrots into cassarole dish with same amount red new potatoes cut in half, some onion and 2 Tbsp water. Microwaved Hi covered 6 minutes. Put in Hormel's roast, stirred, and cooked 5 more mins. Nummy. Pretty. Dh and dd went silent and scoffed it down. It's not art, but it suits my normal attention span and unpreparedness - from "what's for supper" to "put your napkin in your lap" faster than a cardboard pizza, and it cost $8 total.
I tried the new Progresso Light soup.
I like the regular Progresso soup so when I tried the Progresso Light soup I was expecting great tastes.
It was good. The Progresso Lights are vegetables soups with the same great flavor of their meat versions.
They are 60 calories per serving. If you are on WW they are ) points per serving. The sodium is lower than the regular version.