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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Magic Kitchen: My New Friend

Yes, it's like pulling a rabbit out of a hat, folks. Magic Kitchen products really are magical! A few weeks ago, Stillman told me about this place. Basically, they sell frozen chef-prepared food that is delivered right to your door, promising easy preparation, nutrition, and no clean up. They might as well have said, "Even husbands can do it!" So, I ordered their Favorite Meals bundle and their Comfort bundle. Sure enough, the very next day, I received the foods at home.*

The first thing I tried out was the Beef Tri-Tip and Asparagus with Lemon. I left the tri-tip and asparagus out in the morning to thaw. All I used was this knife to cut open the packages. The tri-tip went straight into the oven for 25 minutes. While that was cooking, I popped in some rice in the rice cooker. Then, when the tri-tip was done, I microwaved the asparagus for about 2 minutes while I was plating the tri-tip and rice. The asparagus came out looking like this, and the entire meal looked like this. As for clean up, all I did was throw away the packaging that the tri-tip and asparagus came in, and stuck the rice cooker, knife, plates, and utensils into the dish washer. VERY EASY, FOLKS! The tri-tip was not too bad. Of course, it's well done and not medium rare, but for having to do practically nothing, it turned out just fine. The asparagus was a bit mushy (most cooked veggies tend to turn out that way when you freeze them), but the flavor was good.

Subsequent items sampled:
BBQ Ribs--before and after (these were really not bad at all)
Brocolli with Cheese Sauce--before and after (I liked these. These cheese was mild.)
Stuffed Potatoes--before and after (Definitely MMD--I wouldn't recommend these.)
Finished meal looked like this.

The true test came when Mr. Nonny Nu was left all alone to fend for himself with help only from Magic Kitchen. The reports have come in--Magic Kitchen passed the test. Tonight, Mr. Nonny Nu fixed for himself the Teriyaki Chicken with asparagus and made some rice in the rice cooker to go with it. Here are his thoughts:


* One thing to remember is to reserve some space in your freezer for the food. Mr. Nonny Nu spent all afternoon cramming stuff into the freezer, and finally resorted to putting a chicken pot pie in the ice maker.

4 comments:

Premier Kissov said...

"Here are his thoughts:"

i wrote that? damn, i need to quit drinking.

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Anonymous said...

I do my own magic kitchen cooking once a month or so. I spend a Sunday making up meals and freeze them. Then I know that the food is going to taste good and its pretty cheap - a lot cheaper than cooking for one normally is!

- Lucy's Mom

Premier Kissov said...

^----that's a good idea. i'd do it, but, considering my culinary skills, i'm not sure how a frozen milk and cereal bowl would taste thawed out.

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Nonny Nu said...

^He's not joking, folks. His specialty is water. Liquid, solid, you name it. So, the fact that he had a Magic Kitchen dinner last night was quite a feat.

I'm so proud of you, bear!!

*raises hands into the air and rotates them vigorously around axis of wrist*