Culinary Roundtable with Lean Cuisine

by Joanne on February 6, 2013

I love to cook and bake.  My favorite room in the house is the kitchen.  My feet get very little rest, even after a long run, because the way I wind down, relax, is spending down time in the kitchen.  What I’m getting at is there hasn’t been a frozen aka TV dinner in our house for years! Until now.

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Meet Chef’s Pick from the Lean Cuisine Culinary Roundtable.

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Accomplished chefs brought their creative vision and style to the Lean Cuisine kitchen and put together many options suitable to satisfy the home cook and their family of picky eaters.

I said to Ted “Want to try something different tonight?”  He of course said “Sure”.  I asked him to look in the freezer and pull out the Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan.  He said “WHAT?!!!”   I said, “Trust me, you’ll be surprised. Just make a slit in the top film and set the microwave for 5 minutes on high. Leave it in the microwave for 2 minutes then put it on a plate and wait for me to take a photo.”

A little background:  Along with my passion for cooking comes Ted’s passion for eating gourmet food.  His idea of gourmet does not come from a box and is not heated in the microwave…until tonight.

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Since it was chicken, I didn’t indulge but the response from Ted surprised even him.

He said the chicken was tender and the cranberries added so much to the flavor in this dish. As for serving size, well…Ted’s a big guy so maybe two would have satisfied his Triathlete appetite.

1 Package:  350 calories, 70 from fat (8g fat).  Sodium: 580 mg, Carbohydrates: 51 g and Protein: 18 g.

Next up was my turn:  The Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli.  This is a pasta dish filled with portobello and button mushrooms, two cheeses, romano and ricotta in a creamy marsala wine sauce surrounded by spinach and red bell pepper slices.

Talk about flavor!

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We both had nothing but good things to say about this meal.  The pasta was tender yet not over done, a simple 2 1/2 minutes, stir, then another 2 minutes in the microwave and

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ready to eat!

290 calories with 9 grams of fat. 680 mg sodium, carbs 39 g and 14 grams of protein.

There is nothing faster and pretty darn close to being as good as time spent preparing from scratch.

Lean Cuisine, you have a new fan!

Facebook,   Twitter,   Tumblr,    and   Pinterest … you’ll find me liking, tweeting, tumbling and pinning. How about you?  Fan of Lean Cuisine?  When was the last time you tried it?

I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef’s Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!

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  • At 2013.02.06 10:12, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Wow that’s surprising. Usually you don’t hear rave reviews about TV dinners but it’s nice to know there are some good options out there. How is the ingredient list on them though? Do they have MSG in them?

    • At 2013.02.06 16:00, Joanne said:

      No MSG. The ingredient list is long.

      • At 2013.02.06 15:07, CCU said:

        it certainly does not look like a TV dinner my friend, looks delicious 😀

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