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My undying love for all things frozen

17 Apr

I love the frozen food section of the grocery store!

There, I said it.

I know it is not the healthiest place to shop and that it is full of food filled with salt water and other stuff but I love it.  I can think of about 3 reasons why.

  1.  My mom discovered Costco (known as Price Club back then) around the same time she went back to work full time and I decided to be a vegetarian.  My mom would cook steaks and other dishes for my meat loving family so I would microwave myself an Enchilada Suiza from Lean Cuisine before heading off to work.  Lesson Learned:  The freezer section accommodates my whims.
  2. When I left for college, my grandmother sent me off with an ice chest full of single servings of my favorite meals.  My cooking skills-or lack there of- were already famous infamous in our family and I think she was afraid I was going to starve.  I managed to make an ice chest of eggplant parmigiana, tetrazzini, cheese lasagna, and other dishes last the entire year. Lesson Learned: Love can be frozen, then reheated at a later date and be just as warm and cuddly.
  3. I can operate a microwave and toaster oven pretty proficiently.  Lesson Learned: stick with what you are good at!

So yes, I am that parent that feeds her family many frozen dishes.  The hooligans actually prefer Eggo brand waffles and pancakes over anything I make.  Chicken strips can always be found in our freezer along with a stash of old bananas just in case I ever decide to attempt making banana bread.

There are times when I wish I wasn’t as reliant on the freezer, that more of what I made was homemade.  Then the rest of my life happens and I realize that it if weren’t for the freezer we would be eating cereal for dinner.   Reminder to self: it is all about balance.  That includes balancing homemade meals with prepackaged frozen items.

So if you ever loose me in the grocery store, check the freezer section first.


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