Here I have a picture of the finished meal. Hmm. Maybe the arrangement could use some work. Well, who really cares…as long as it tastes good. (Remembering now, this whole shebang cost me four bucks, so you get what you pay for…)
Update: March 27, 2013 – And yes, I decided to give this meal another chance. Call me crazy…
The meal (on sale) cost just $2.50! Wow! I’m guessing that’s a good deal. Right? I prepared it as before, but this time I made sure to add some butter to the mashed potatoes.
The results: The chicken – just acceptable – still not sure where the ‘thigh’ portion originates on the chicken. The potatoes – well, any portion you don’t eat could be used as bondo for your car, perhaps. The corn – great as it was last time! Bottom line, even at $2.50, this dish should get a pass.
Update: October 30, 2013 – No small amount of time has now passed since I last made the mistake of purchasing this meal from Marie Callender. But, as a testament to my short memory – I bought this sucker again! I figured that perhaps, since it’s so close to Halloween I might be able to resurrect it from the dead. Well, it was a thought anyway.
Sadly, this meal was identical to the previous two, even down to the mysterious piece of chicken stuck firmly in the middle of the mashed taters….
Update: January 12, 2015 – The cost of this mysterious meal was $2.99, but this time things had
changed! I was able to discern quite clearly what the chicken parts were! Swimming in a sluggish sea of mashed pertaters was a thigh and a leg! Clear, Marie C must be following my blog and mended their ways by offering real chicken parts! And, OK, perhaps it was the passage of time in that the meal had improved to some extent. Still, it will always remain a weird sort of duck as you have to fish around for the chicken in all them potatoes! A messy meal that requires lots of napkins for sure.