This is very exciting for a bachelor like myself who's current sustenance is no less then 40% frozen foodstuffs.
Now before you start knocking my choice in culinary consumption let me defend myself a bit.
First of all, my primary alternative to frozen foods is eating out. So when it comes to a "value meal" that costs nearly five dollars or more after tax or the $10-$15 I'll spend at a restaurant versus the $2.50 I spend on a frozen dinner, I actually come out ahead by eating frozen.
Secondly, I actually eat healthier by eating from the freezer. For one, I eat less. If I'm going to eat out, I usually end up with a double portion that I still manage to finish off to the last bite. If I'm cooking for myself than I end up with an entire pot full of pasta that I eat bowl after bowl until it's gone within a couple of days. Could I eat less and save the leftovers at a restaurant? Could I cook smaller portions at home? Yes and yes but the simple truth is that it's just harder for me than heating up a properly portioned meal for one.
The other way is that I make more health-conscious choices. There are plenty of TV dinners that are downright terrible in terms of fat, sugar, and sodium content. Fortunately, there is a subsection of more healthful options. Even among those, there are a few that still have higher than expected fat and sodium levels. So I do my homework and double check the numbers. I'm not a super crazy calorie counter or anything but I am at least more aware of nutrition content than most other bachelors.
Did I mention it's super easy? Just a few minutes in a microwave and dinner is done. The most complicated it ever gets is heating for 3:00 minutes, peeling back the film cover, stirring the potatoes, recovering and finishing for another few minutes. Either way, it's still a complete meal in minutes. (Dang it, I didn't mean for that to sound like a commercial.)
So as you can see, I'm pretty excited for a month to recognize the importance of frozen cuisine. That being said, I know I could and should start putting a little more stock in home cooking. So if anyone's willing to offer, I won't turn down a home-cooked meal. Heck, I'll even bring the drinks or dessert.
So any offers for having a dinner guest sometime this month?
How about other frozen food fans? (My personal favorite brand is Lean Cuisine in case you were wondering) What about yours?