By way of preamble, I understand that a few years back, before the advent of Obama-economics this meal cost something like .88 cents. Today, in 2011, it’s currently about a buck. And Banquet folks, thanks their inventive ways, have produced an entire line of dollar meals just waiting to be explored. So, for today’s meal extraordinaire, I will be first looking at, then cooking and finally consuming the Mexican Style Enchilada Meal. (Fan fare for the hungry man please). OK, then, let’s take a look see shall we?
Appearances can be deceiving
According the great looking picture on the box, you get the following three items for your hard earned buck; an enchilada, a tamale and a serving of rice. All of which is covered with a tasty chili sauce of unknown origins.
As you can see, the reality is something of a disappointment. Neither the tamale or the enchilada look very ‘manly’ do they? Reminds me of a bris gone horribly wrong. The rice looks OK, however. It’s got some little colored bits of vegetable matter which I would assume is bell pepper. OK then, on to the cooking.
Cooking in the Microwave
Like most of the mini meals I’ve come across, this is a nuke, stir and nuke again routine. Just slit the film, give it two and a half minutes on high, remove film and stir, replace film and nuke for another two minutes and you have it beat. Have to say it smelled OK.
The act of consumption
One word of caution prior to eating this meal. Make sure you have backup just in case it doesn’t fill you up. A case of beer would work for me…
In just tow words, not bad. I’ve had far worst than this fair and while I do not think it will ever win a spot on the Food Channel, I was content with the money spent. I got decent taste, 280 calories, only 10 milligrams of cholesterol and 790 milligrams of sodium for my trouble. Think I’ll give this one a 7 out of ten score which I don’t do very often.
Note: It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one out there critiquing frozen meals. There’s a blog called ‘Crap in a Box’ that’s pretty good.