Well, not really - but my wife, who spends part of every week in Washington, D.C., has them occasionally for dinner. Let's face it - they're easy and ready in minutes (I sound like an ad).
Of course, I do most of the shopping in D.C., which means I'm usually the one who buys these various frozen dinners. And by various, I mean the choices are endless. From Healthy Choice to Amy's, from Lean Cuisine to Organic Bistro to Saffron Road, a walk down the frozen dinner aisle in Harris-Teeter or Whole Foods makes my head spin.
And yesterday, in the interest of science, I decided to give one a try for lunch. I picked Saffron Road's Chicken Biryani, described as "tender chunks of chicken baked in basmati rice, topped with caramelized onions in the classic Hyderabadi style."
For those who don't know (e.g. me), Hyderabadi cuisine is cuisine that:
emphasises the use of ingredients that are carefully chosen and cooked to the right degree and time. Utmost attention is given to picking the right kind of spices, meat, rice, etc. Therefore, an addition of a certain herb, spice, condiment, or combination of all these add a distinct taste and aroma
Okay...whatever. It (the frozen entree) was actually pretty decent. I mean sure, it has a lot of sodium in it (590 mg), but it was tasty and the rice and chicken had some flavor and weren't egregiously overcooked.
So, my question is this:
Do you ever have frozen dinners for, ummm, dinner?
And - what are your favorites?