There isn’t much in my freezer. Sure, I have a few trays of ice, and some individually frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts. There’s also a bag with celery sticks (to be used for mashed potatoes) and some frozen bananas (that are more likely to be thrown away than being put to use in a banana bread). I also keep nuts in the freezer, so there are a few bags of almonds and pecans – the pecans are from one of my students whose father has a pecan tree in his yard in Texas.
What you would never find in my freezer is a frozen entree meal. Afterall, I cook, I eat, I microwave only to reheat. But, when I received a coupon for a free Bertolli frozen meal, I decided to give it a try. And this brings us to an evening when I was too tired to cook, and too hungry to wait for Thai take out. So instead, I reached inside of my freezer and grabbed a bag of Bertolli’s Mediterranean Steak, Rigatoni & Portobello Mushrooms.
According to the bag, all you need is a skillet with a lid and 10 minutes. I had it all, and was ready to get “cooking”. I opened up the bag, to find its contents looking pretty good for something frozen. Inside were pasta, slices of steak, cherry tomatoes, slices of mushrooms, yellow pepper, and frozen chunks of herb butter (according to the website, this was olive oil, I’m not so sure about it).