Cheese Lasagna Frozen Dinners

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
March 8, 2012 1:43am CST
I just finished cooking my "cheese" lasagna dinner in the microwave. I prefer the cheese dinners because I love cheese. I opened the box with the dinner in it and about flipped. There was tomato sauce, lasagna noodles and about six shreds of cheese in the whole dinner. I HATE dinners like that!! I keep extra cheese on hand to make up for what they don't put in the dinners. Of course they aren't going to put much cheese in the dinner because it is the most expensive part of the whole meal!! Do you have to keep cheese handy to make the dinners cheesy enough? When I make lasagna I get five different kinds of cheese for it plus three or four kinds of meat. The finished lasagna weighs around 10 pounds but there is plenty of my favorite things in it.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
8 Mar 12
I have not in the past but that is actually a really a good idea, I think I will do that next time I microwave a frozen lasagna. I always have some kind of cheese around here. When I make lasagna mine is always really heavy too. I also put a lot of different kinds of cheese in mine. I use ricotta and cottage cheese mixed together along with parmesan, mozzerella and provolone cheese, the provolone is my secret ingredient, of course it is not a secret any more.
@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I am coming to your house next. My last two lasagna attempts have just been dry. I think I will go back to mixing cottage cheese with the ricotta.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Mar 12
You know, I rarely purchase premade dinners, but that is an excellent idea. Since I try to cut back on meats, most of my pizzas and pasta dishes are just cheese or veggie..Now I know that if I did buy a premade dinner, to make sure I have cheese on hand..
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• United States
8 Mar 12
Although I am a devoted cheese fan, really don't care for lasagna or any other red sauce dish. Had a bad experience with one of the popular diet meals where the red sauces contained something that made have panic attacks. They very quickly rose from one a day to five and six. Have you any idea how hard it is to work on a new temp job where five or six times a day you get the urge to go screaming through the halls? Not pretty. Fortunately, I never gave into it and I don't think anyone knew when I had the attacks. Looking back over any recent changes in my life, the diet meals were it. I stopped and after a couple of weeks the attacks left just as fast as they came. But, to answer your question, I have enough cheese in my fridge at any given time to feed every mouse and rat in York PA! Hugs, Maggie
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
8 Mar 12
Can I move into your fridge? Especially if you have brie! Cream cheese? Oops, the drool glands are going into over drive! I'm going to have to check the budget and see if I can afford brie. I go to a place called Trader Joe's for the Brie as they have the best in the area. It isn't great for the diet (I get the super cream type) but the tongue and stomach love it! For Bill's birthday I am ordering cheddar cheese curds from Lolita California. He loves their curds and we haven't been that far north in a LONG time. Of course I will benefit from the order too as I love the curds and several of their other cheeses. All the cheese is made on site and you can munch cheese and watch them in the factory.
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• United States
8 Mar 12
PA is the don't buy cheese and meats here capitol of the USA or, at least the area I'm in is. I spent $12.98 a pound at a much lauded butcher shop to get the best ribeye steaks avaiable. Never again! One-third was gristle! Nasty, nasty. None of the groceries have good meats either, so how do I get terrific meats for my sweetie's last meals? I tried three types of brie and they are so bitter and leave such a nasty aftertaste, I've given up on them. I stick to hamburger, chicken, and sausages and as for cheeses, it's cheddar, marscapan, along with my lovely fetas. Frankly, after what I'm used to in Florida, this is boring as all git out. We had a lovely cheese shop ten minutes from home and every Wednesday we could get fresh cheese curds. Yummy, yummy! Sorry this post sounds so down and grumpy, but darn it, I miss our real home in Florida more every day, even after three years. Hugs, Maggie
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
8 Mar 12
Hubby always decks out our frozen pizzas with extra cheese. We always have some on hand for one thing or another. Yes, the idea of the pre made dinner is good, but in reality, you have to do quite a bit to it to make it really good, so it helps to just either have extras on hand or to start at the beginning. I make giant lasagnas as well.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
8 Mar 12
It defeats the purpose of a premade dinner to have to add extras. I wonder if any of the ex's from the food companies tune into the lot. It might give them an idea. Since it is only me, I depend on the pre-made dinners because it isn't worth trying to cook a whole dinner from scratch. I usually end up doing the meat course and that's as far as I go. It's been a few years since I've made a giant lasagna. It's a two day process for me and by the time I'm done they go in the freezer because I can't stand the thought of lasagna. LOL
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@Lisona (177)
8 Mar 12
I am a total cheeseaholic, but I do not buy ready meals, as they often do taste of hot cardboard. You are just as quick boiling up some pasta and melt cheese on the top, only takes 12 mins about the same for a frozen cardboard dinner if not longer :0)
• Canada
8 Mar 12
I don't buy premade frozen meals very often but when I do buy them, I always have extra cheese on hand as there is almost non-existent cheese in the frozen meals. I hate it when the meal is like this as i love cheese so I add extra cheese on it...
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• Philippines
9 Mar 12
well my husband does, not cheese but chilly. he always have one in the car he wants his sauce to be spicy cause sometimes there's no hot sauce at some dinner and he have one just in case not to spoil his craving
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 12
0hi loverbear I cannot cook here as I am in a retirement center but when I cou ld I got lasagna noodles and made my own lasagna with plenty of different cheese some hamburger and roast beef and good tomato sauce and it was always delicious too.