Thursday, November 18, 2010

Traveling... again... Marie Callender's to the rescue! (review and a giveaway!)

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Well, Chris is at it again!  He's out of town for 11 days and I'm home alone with the kids daydreaming of traveling to Prague with my family one day.  The good part, we're on the upswing with only 4 days left!  whoo!  When Chris travels I look for easy meal options. I keep things simple as best as I can and I usually order out once (or twice).  I also use some frozen foods to help us save time too!  That's why when I was asked to do this review of the new Marie Callender's meals I JUMPED at the opportunity because the timing could NOT have been any better!


Marie Callender's just launched a new product called Marie Callender's new Baked Meals!  They are family sized meals that appeal to the whole family.  I had the opportunity to pick a few meals to try and I would like to report back there was NO disappointment what-so-ever!  I picked Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Scalloped Potatoes & Ham in a Creamy Swiss Cheese Sauce and Southwestern Style Chipotle Chicken Bake.  I liked all three, the Southwestern Chipotle Chicken Bake was my favorite though.  There are three others that I am interested in trying too especially the Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna (doesn't that sound YUM?)


All of them can be baked in a conventional oven or microwave.  I used the microwave heating option for all three and was impressed with the outcome.  You know when you bake something cheesy and creamy and the edges and peeks get a nice golden color?  Well, they achieved this in a microwave dish!  How? I have NO clue!  


I used these meals as the main portion of our meals, I added salad and a fresh vegetable as sides to complete each meal.  They fed the three of us perfectly (with some left over too!) and the boys actually asked for seconds!  THAT never happens!


Other than the really flavorful ingredients, another HUGE selling point is the price!  These retail for a little less than $6.00!  That means you can feed a family of four EASILY for $10 or less using Marie Callender's Baked Meals!  I think that's GREAT!  


In addition to asking me to review their new baked meals they have given me some AWESOME coupons to giveaway to my readers!  The winner will receive the following: (2) coupons, each good for (1) FREE Marie Callender's Bakes AND a few other coupon goodies too!  **** This giveaway runs until November 30th at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be announced December 1st!

How you can enter:
Required for Entry - 
* Leave one comment below sharing what Marie Callender's Baked Meal you would like to try (You can flip through the options here) INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!  


Bonus Entries - You'll get ONE EXTRA ENTRY for each of these below, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each of them noting what you did AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR TWITTER NAME!


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****I was compensated to write this review.  However, my thoughts and feelings on the products mentioned above are my own and are 100% honest to how I feel about the product.****

21 comments:

Leah the Foodie said...

Hi Cara! Great post! I would love to try either the Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Sun Dried Tomatoes or the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese. They all sound Yummy!
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Ute said...

I am torn between the White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and the Southwest Chipole Chicken Bake. Both sound super yummy.

elizabeth said...

Marie Callenders Meals - these look great! I've never tried these meals before (only the pot pies) but am always looking for something easy for dinner on the days that I go into work. I think I'm going to have to go and pick up a few when I'm at the grocery store this week. Thanks for the review. I would love to try the Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Sun Dried Tomatoes, I think the boys would really like it :D

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Eve said...

I love ham so I will go with the scalloped potatoes! sounds delisH!!!


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Jes Bromley said...

I'll go with the white cheddar mac n cheese.

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The Skinny Girl Within said...

I would purchase the Creamy Chicken Alfredo with the Sun Dried Tomatoes

secretninjamom said...

Creamy chicken alfredo and southwest chipotle chicken were my picks. Thought the white cheddar mac and cheese sounds good for the kids.

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Janice said...

I'd love to try the Meat Lasagna

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