Quick blog. A food blog. Never done a food blog before. I hope I'm doing it right...(lol)
I LOVE Morningstar Farms veggie products. I mean, L-O-V-E! And I'm not even vegetarian folks. Not in the least. (I love my meat!) So since 2009, MF has been adding onto their product line like crazy. Like they're going out of business or something....(lol) And I am not hating.
Italian Herb Chik Patties
Maple Flavored Breakfast Patties
Hot and Spicy Breakfast Patties
Yum... all great successes.
Now they're starting to venture out into frozen dinners. "Interesting," I thougt to myself at the grocery store. Then I saw the sign. "Buy One Get One FREE". I am such a sucker... (ha). So I bought the two "frozen entree" varieties they offer for the price of one. Sweet N Sour Chik'n and the Lasagna w/ Sausage Style Crumbles. Not a bad deal.
Later I looked at the nutrition values, which is really not bad at all for the both of them. Perfect for a meal. For the Sweet N Sour Chik'n, nutrition was... Cals-340, Total Fat-6g, Carbs-56g, Protein-14. So I figure that's not bad to bring to work for lunch.
Now today I am at work, I try the first one for lunch... Sweet N Sour Chik'n. It's an intriguing concept. So I heat it up and dive in. When it's all nice and ready. I notice the first problem. Sauce is smothering the meal. But I mix it with my fork and dive in anyway. Unfortunately, it is a bust.
WAY too much sauce. It dominates everything and is a little strong to the taste. Also the brown rice kind of mushes as soon as you start chewing. Not a good combo. A little disappointing.
On the upside, besides the nutrition value, although too heavily breaded, the veggie chik chunks were pretty good. And the frozen bell peppers perked up nicely. So as I kept eating, it was more tolerable until I started to enjoy the flavor. But that's not how you're supposed to enjoy your meal... (laughing)!!
So overall, in my eyes, it was ok for their first try. But I personally won't try this entree again for a few months... hopefully they'll be re-formulating for a better version of it down the line.
This was how much of the sauce, etc I scooped back into the pan just because it was too much. I wonder if I can use it for something though? Hmm...
Still a fan of Morningstar Farms though. And I highly recommend. Later this week... I shall try the Lasagna frozen meal... yum.