Periodically, Sweetie will have herself something to do at night, leaving me in charge of (a) Mr F and Mr Bunches, and (b) what we eat for dinner.
What Mr F and Mr Bunches eat for dinner is easy: Generally, some cheese puffs, milk, and chocolate chip cookies. What I eat for dinner is more problematic, because I am not a good cook of most things, and the things I CAN cook well (frozen pizza) we don't always have.
Which means that ordinarily, if Sweetie is gone for the night, I either share in the cheese puffs, OR I have something like "peanut butter and jelly," which is all well and good, except that it's neither well nor good, in that I sometimes don't WANT to eat PB&J.
What I WANT is good food that I don't have to spend thirty hours preparing and will inevitably mess up making and end up with a gloppy, burnt mess, like the time I tried to make "Cincinnati Chili" only to end up forgetting I was making "Cincinnati Chili" and going off to play video games until the Chili nearly burnt down the apartment.
So you can see why I was so excited about the new line of T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” frozen food options. They've got nine new entrées made up of stuff that ordinarily you have to go to T.G.I. FRiDAY’S to get, only I never get to do that on Sweetie's nights out because she hides the credit cards and Mr F doesn't like to go out to eat.
T.G.I. FRiDAY'S frozen entrees fix that problem by having actual good meals that I can make from scratch: good meals like their grilled chicken mac & cheese, something I couldn't believe I was able to get and have at home and make for myself:
Who DOESN'T love grilled chicken? Not me. I don't not love... Wait, that's a lot of negatives. I love grilled chicken, and grilled chicken is one of those things that's almost impossible to make, at least for me. But the T.G.I. FRiDAY'S frozen grilled chicken and macaroni manages to be easy to make and still be delicious. It tastes like real restaurant food -- little chunks of grilled chicken mixed in with mac and cheese that's got like four different kinds of cheese in it, and is all creamy and not sticky (or burnt.) It's perfect -- so good it almost tempts Mr Bunches to stray from the chocolate chip cookies.
T.G. I. FRiDAY'S just introduced all these frozen meals, and they want to hype them, and I'm more than glad to help them out, because I wholeheartedly support anything that's delicious and easy to make. But they're doing more than just asking ME to help them out. They're also having a "Fun Freezer contest," to see who can deck out their freezer with the most flair, and you can vote on who should win. Voting goes until October 20th, so hurry up and vote, orver at www.facebook.com/TGIFridaysFre…
And then get off your butt and go pick up some of the frozen dinners. Because you're better than PB&J. I know I am.