When I think of the holidays, I think of baking special treats in the kitchen, and even making a few special meals. I also think of to-do lists that can make a grown woman cry and the stress that comes along with trying to do it all. That’s why in this season of extra special cooking and baking, I actually stock my freezer with yummy convenience foods. It may seem counter-intuitive at first, but I promise, it is an important strategy for helping my family take care of all we need to get done so that we have the time and energy to bake those cookies!
Lately, we have been REALLY enjoying Italian meals from Michael Angelo’s. You’ve likely seen these products in your frozen food section, as they are found all over the nation. It is a family-owned and operated company with a serious dedication to producing the highest quality Italian food. They want their frozen foods to meet the same standards for flavor and quality as any other meal. That’s a tall order, I think. But I can tell you from experience that they are successful!
We’ve tried a few different products from the line, but the one that had us totally flipping out is their meat lasagna. On a particularly stressful weeknight, I took care of dinner by popping a family-size lasagna in the oven. I was honestly expecting it to taste, “just fine.” Actually, it tasted really incredible. Tim and I both commented that we would have been really proud of our end result if we had made this from scratch. And of course, we didn’t have to go through all that work at all! It was so nice to have such a delicious meal on a day when it would have been completely impossible to have a decent home cooked meal (I’m thinking we would have had cereal…it was that crazy of a day).
I really appreciate that Michael Angelo’s products address some of my chief concerns with buying frozen foods. Their products do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, fillers or chemical preservatives! Their food is also shipped to stores within 36 hours of being created. If you’ve ever wondered just how old the frozen food is you are eating, the answer for Michael Angelo’s products is, “not old!”
Michael Angelo’s has a line of products available at warehouse stores, and an extensive selection of foods in natural food stores. But here’s a list of products you can find in more conventional grocery stores:
- meat lasagna
- eggplant parmesan
- vegetable lasagna
- chicken picatta
- italian-style sausage and meatballs
- chicken alfredo
- chicken paremesan
- four cheese lasagna
- lasagna with sausage
- manicotti with sauce
- shrimp scampi
- stuffed tilapia
- chicken cannelloni
- baked ziti & meatballs
I very highly recommend that you get some Michael Angelo’sproducts to have on hand for your next stressful day. Let the professionals take care of dinner while you take care of other things!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.