I'm looking for recommendations for the best/tastiest foods (frozen, packaged, prepared) from Trader Joe or Whole Foods that require minimal prep to prepare. I have a stove, oven and toaster oven, but no microwave (please don't suggest I buy or borrow one; can't happen right now.) I have no diet restrictions and will eat most things other than extra spicey.
The big factor in all this is that they need to take minimal prep to prepare. I broke 2 fingers on my right/dominant hand (broken near where they attach to the hand), and am in a hand brace that can't get wet or get food on it (though I can put plastic bags over it.) So, to work with I have my fumbley left hand, working thumb and index finger on my right hand, and occasional use of a long hours working husband to open jars and cans for me if I plan ahead.
Thanks for any help. I'm getting tired of takeout, plus it gets expensive for the month or so healing time.
posted by gudrun
on Mar 7, 2014 -
What sauces, pastes, relishes or other partial meals can I prepare in batches and freeze? [more inside]
posted by calico
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Amy's Frozen Vegetable Lasagna. Regular or even the lower sodium. We LOVE it. For some reason it has disappeared from our local supermarkets. Today I went to Whole Foods, ShopRite AND Stop and Shop. They only had the tofu version. It's also not available anymore online through Amazon. Does anyone know where we can get it or why it is so hard to find?
posted by mmf
on Jun 4, 2012 -
What would be the best way to cook unshucked, frozen corn? It's been in the deep freezer since June, mostly because I'm not sure the best way to cook it now. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I'm looking to have a small run (a few hundred) of labels printed for a food package. This package is a frozen plastic bag with one flat side that has room for a sticker about 2 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. We would like to get the labels printed and then hand apply them ourselves. [more inside]
posted by solmyjuice
on Feb 3, 2011 -
I would like to send actual _meals_ to a friend who is about to have a baby. Problem: I'm East Coast, she's West Coast, and most of the "welcome new baby gift baskets" I've found online seem to be fairly lame? (Though I'm not a parent, so am I wrong?) Help please! [more inside]
posted by librarianamy
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Should I be concerned about frozen prepared foods that don't seem all that frozen in the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by callmejay
on Mar 30, 2010 -
Frozen food fiasco filter. My freezer was off for 48 hours. It was not opened during this time. Which items are still safe? [more inside]
posted by Framer
on Feb 14, 2006 -
We are looking for foods and ingredients that are unaffected (or positively affected) by being frozen. [more inside]
posted by librarina
on May 30, 2005 -