Saturday, February 19, 2011
One is the loneliest number
The Three Dog Night classic plays in my head as I write this. Feeling sorry for myself because hubby is away. Last time I went on a food creating frenzy. This time I actually bought a frozen dinner. Actually, it was the hubster who told me to buy it because he was going away. It's not that I haven't been cooking, but eating mac and cheese for 5 meals straight is enough already. But to sink to this is a sad tale of woe indeed.
It's pretty, isn't it? I had great hopes for this meal. I mean really, what kind of company makes a gourmet meal for a TV dinner? The PC brand is who. I do love the PC brand because the quality is there all the way. Or in this case half-way.
The peppercorn steak was very flavourful and literally fork tender, but in contrast the potatoes were incredibly bland. I didn't taste anything, especially garlic. I actually added salt a bit and a lot of pepper (there were maybe 5 peppercorns that I could see).
But then I turned over the box. It was an ingredients list that filled a quarter of the box and most of them were chemical additives. I knew it would be, but still, I expected more somehow from PC.
So, I wrote PC an email asking them why it was necessary to add so many chemical ingredients to a meal that was flash-frozen? I also challenged them to create a new line of frozen foods without additives.
I wonder if I'll ever hear back?
I can honestly say I can feel my hands swelling as I write, and it's not from too much typing.
Tomorrow, I will make myself a dinner worthy of my time and consideration. And it won't have any additives in it.